While the natural beauty of Gaston County invites you to get outside and explore, it’s our cozy downtowns that will create a comfortable place for you to relax and enjoy. Born out of the boom of the textile industry in the 1800s followed by continued growth in railroads, today Gaston County is seeing a major resurgence due partly to the outward sprawl of nearby Charlotte, turning our sleepy mill towns into bustling neighborhoods, each with a unique story to tell. 


Meet us on the corner where yesterday meets today. Our walkable downtowns are full of history and offer attractions where you can soak in the past. Then take some time to enjoy local cuisine, sip a cup of joe or a tasty hand crafted beverage, followed by window shopping or antiquing and chill in one of our local parks with plenty of access to greenways and blueways.


We hope you enjoy the unique experience each of our neighborhoods have to offer. Welcome to Gaston County!

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620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

Toll Free: 1-800-849-9994

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