Moderate, pleasant, and sunny describe the predominance of Cherryville's climate. Extremely cold weather is rare and snowfall is infrequent. The Piedmont, sometimes called the Foothills area of North Carolina, is well known for its year-round temperate climate.
Located in the gentle rolling terrain of North Carolinas Piedmont crescent, Cherryville's geographical proximity to the both the Carolinas seacoast and the Appalachian Mountains offers residents advantages for year-round enjoyment.
Cherryville's location at the heart of the three-county region (Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties), lying just west and contiguous to Charlotte, North Carolina, allows residents the opportunity to enjoy small-town living with quick and easy access to one of the southeasts most dynamic cities.
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History and tradition are major parts of the community's culture. The culture of Cherryville, however, is expressed in art, music, theater, and dance. Concerts, musical events, arts and craft shows, seasonal festivals, and parades are commonplace year round. Well-received productions are held throughout the year by the Cherryville Little Theater in one of the best equipped facilities in the area, as well.
The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival stands out among a number of festivals; highlighting arts, crafts, entertainment, and a celebration of spring, which is wonderfully illustrated by Cherryville's most conspicuous asset, the beautiful flowering cherry tree. This ever-growing celebration has blossomed into one of the areas most anticipated events.
The Fourth of July in Cherryville offers another special festival to area residents and visitors. With live music, food, and one of the best fireworks displays in the region, this ever-growing festival packs the downtown area for a celebration of freedom, tradition, and community.
The Christmas On Main Street Festival, highlighted by music, food, and carriage rides, and the Christmas Parade are other not to miss events. And you'll want to see the kids enjoy the Little Spooks Parade at Halloween!
Perhaps the most unique aspect of Cherryville culture is exhibited in the annual rite carried on by the New Year Shooters, who are popularly preserving the community's heritage through a German custom of beginning each New Year with a traditional chant and the shooting of antique muskets. Beginning at the stroke of midnight on New Years Day, countless participants and spectators travel the community throughout the night and flowing day in celebration and fellowship.
The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum downtown is a very unique surprise, highlighting the growth of commercial trucking and that of Cherryville's own Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, once one of the largest trucking firms in the nation.
Athletics and team sporting events also add to the cultural life in Cherryville.
sound and steady growth
tri-county labor market of quantity and quality
out-migration of labor reclaimable with job opportunity
underemployed persons seeking more attractive jobs
close proximity to universities, colleges and vocational /technical institutions
easy access to I-85, I-77, and I-40
proximity to Charlotte and other major markets
easy access to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
availability of quality industrial sites
strong and interdependent economic development programs of the City of Cherryville, the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce, the Gaston County Economic Development Commission, the Gaston County Chamber of Commerce, and the State of North Carolina
vigorous support of the Cherryville community
Cherryville's assets for economy and opportunity are many:
In the City of Cherryville's Council-Manager form of government, a mayor is elected by popular vote for a two-year term. One councilman for each of four wards is elected for four years with staggered terms. The Council appoints a full-time professional city manager to serve as executive officer of the city.
The city employs a full-time chief of police with a specially-trained staff. A brand new city fire department houses a staff of professional fire fighters and trained volunteers. Professionally trained individuals supervise public works, electrical and recreational services. Planning and zoning are administered by a full-time professional and the Cherryville Planning and Zoning Board recommends short and long range plans for the area.
The Cherryville Golf & Country Club has a beautiful nine-hole course, as well as, excellent meeting and lounging facilities. The ballroom is the areas largest and can accommodate large events such as weddings, wedding receptions, reunions, and corporate socials. Also, within a short drive are some of the best public and private golf courses in the South.
Although all sports are supported enthusiastically, baseball has traditionally held a special place in Cherryville. Perennial success at the little league, high school, and American Legion level has show-cased some of the States and Southeast's best competition and talent. John L. Buck Fraley Field is one of the most respected baseball fields in the area.
Cherryville sports a well-rounded offering of recreational opportunities for all ages! Numerous parks dot the city's landscape, serving up leisure, as well as, competitive and non-competitive sporting activities. The Cherryville YMCA has excellent facilities and provides a multitude of recreational services to the area.
Lake Norman and Lake Wylie, only short drives away, and Moss Lake, only minutes away, give the water sports enthusiast an excellent opportunity for entertainment. Lake Lure, located close-by in the North Carolina mountains, is a scenic wonder.
Cherryville has a good mix of traditional tree-lined residential streets, suburban style neighborhoods, and rural development. Brick homes are prevalent throughout. Beautiful homes and affordable housing blend together to form a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. New residential areas are currently being developed.
The City of Cherryville and the Chamber of Commerce have partnered in an effort to attract new residential developments that will complement the character and integrity of Cherryville's existing residential areas. Efforts are also underway to assess the potential for large-lot equestrian-themed communities in the area.
The Cherryville Historical Museum on Main Street offers a look back upon the varied past of the Cherryville community. The Cherryville Heritage Park, also downtown, gives visitors the chance to experience a trip back to the 19th Century, with many of the community's actual historical buildings located there.