Our small towns are nestled in the forests and near pastures of the ancient Uwharrie Mountains. Our eight counties surround the Yadkin-Pee Dee River and its chain of sparkling lakes. We live in close proximity to numerous growing metropolitan areas - Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, NC and Spartanburg and Florence SC - yet enjoy a quality and pace of life that sets us worlds apart.
Plan Your Visit
Plan Your Visit is for visitors to discover some of what the area has to offer. Here you can explore places to shop, or uncover hidden gems along one of the many scenic byways in the region.
Before you hit the road, you may want to learn more about its storied history, music, and literary history. Check out the area's many regional attractions, historic sites, and outdoor recreation opportunities for an active lifestyle and consider places to stay and eat for the weekend.
Live and Work in the Central Park
If you're thinking about relocating to the Central Park region, you can find demographic information about communities, available main street buildings to locate a new business, job and resume postings as well as information on how to start a new business.
Sustaining our Resources
Our natural resources are key to the Central Park regional economic strategy. Help us sustain and protect the natural resources of the region by learning about our many partners and initiatives.