The bustling town of Burlington, NC has an abundance of recreational activities and a community feel that shows off the town’s history with pride. A beautiful town with convenient access to anywhere in the Triad area, Burlington, NC is a perfect location to find your new home.
The restored central business district, which is the heart of downtown, dates back to the mid-1800’s and is designed for casual evening strolls. Bring your family to the Paramount Theatre or restored Train Depot for an evening of entertainment including local concerts, theater, or musical productions.
One of the most unique attractions you will enjoy in Burlington is an antique carousel located in the city park. Commissioned in 1906, the carousel is still in operation today, boasting 26 horses, four ostriches, and an array of lions, tigers, reindeer, and other animals. Each animal is hand carved and hand painted with beautiful lifelike features. A carousel festival is held every September to celebrate this amazing work of art. In the city park, you and your family can also enjoy a ride on a restored train that dates back to 1951, celebrating the town’s influence in the railroad industry.
In addition to a rich history, Burlington also features a wide array of activities for outdoor lovers. A community golf course, minor league baseball team, year around aquatic center, and several local parks with miles of trails for hikers and joggers all make Burlington a great place to live for outdoor enthusiasts. Three lakes, four marinas, and the Haw River running through town provide even more opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation.
History in Industry and Job Production
Burlington is the poster child of reinvention. The town began in the mid-1800’s as a train depot, building, repairing and maintaining the NC railway system. At that time the thriving community was called Company Shops. When the railway relocated to Spencer NC, the town reinvented itself as a major player in the textile industry, utilizing the Haw River to operate cotton mills. They became world renowned for cotton and yarn manufacturing, and the world famous Burlington Industries, which gave the town its name, became the major employer in the region.
A total of 30 cotton mills and yarn manufacturers existed during the town’s industrial peak, supporting the town through the Great Depression and both world wars. When that industry began to dry up, the town courted aircraft manufacturing facilities, Firestone Tires, and Western Electric. When jobs in manufacturing began moving overseas, the town again drew upon its resilient nature, and today houses major medical facilities and biomedical testing labs that keep jobs in the community and help it to maintain its progressive culture.
Prime Location in the Triad Area
Burlington, NC is a mid-sized city centrally located between Greensboro, Chapel Hill and Durham along the I40/85 corridor. It is only 20 miles from Greensboro and 37 miles from both Durham and Chapel Hill, providing an easy commute for those seeking a respite from big city living.
Waterfalls New Home Community in Burlington, NC
If Burlington sounds like a good fit for you and your family, you’ll be excited to learn of the new home community of Waterfalls, built by Shugart Homes, a leading home builder in North Carolina.
The Waterfalls Community is in the first stages of construction, which means if you act now, you can have first pick on the best lots for the newest single-family homes in Burlington, NC. Custom home pricing is in line with the affordable nature of Burlington, starting at only $168,900 for homes between 1,859 and 3,358 square feet.
Contact us today to review one of the 15 custom floor plans available in this up and coming community.