Welcome to High Point Discovered.
I am really glad you are here. For those of you who have been following us, thank you for your support. And, for those of you who are new to our blog, I would like to extend a warm personal welcome. Many of you may be new to High Point (hello High Point University students and parents) so we thought this an ideal time to share our story with you.
Image Above: High Point welcomes students back this year on Saturday August 18th. If you are an HPU family, welcome to town. If you are a local be sure to extend a friendly smile!
What will you find?
Hidden gems. Hot spots. Great places to stay. Where to get the best blow-out. What to do on the weekends. Not to miss happenings. Those and dozens of other insider tips and tricks can be found here and on our companion Instagram feed of the same name @highpointdiscovered. We hope you will find us to be a trove of smartly curated information and beautiful images that help you cut through the ho-hum and get to the must-have and must-know of High Point!
Who are we and Why are we doing this?
As a life-long citizen of High Point, I was looking for a way to share the beauty, creativity and culture this city has to offer with others. After years of our phone ringing with countless questions about how to come to HP market and a long list of HPU student babysitters who thought they had to go to Greensboro to do anything, an idea was born. High Point Discovered was started in 2016 as an Instagram page to celebrate the best High Point has to offer, shining a light on businesses and people who make this city so unique. Two years later, it has evolved into a lifestyle blog with a dozen or so team of contributors who found the idea contagious and enthusiastically joined in (see more about them in the box to the right).
Image Above: High Point is full of startups like Manna Food Truck and we intend to “discover” and share as many others we can with you!
Is to create and curate a beautifully rich lifestyle guide on all things High Point: profiling the Who, the What and the Where of this great city we call Home. It’s unabashedly our point of view, especially on the creative life of this community, inspired by forward thinkers and visionaries.
Image Above: People like Tom Van Dessel of Buzzi Space are exactly the type of Visionaries we are sharing often. Insider Tip: our Voices Discovered series asks locals favorite hot spots so be sure to read them to see where our leaders love to grab a cup of coffee, a great meal, or spend a Sunday afternoon!
What’s in it for you?
Consider us a space to learn more about the creative minds that have the passion and energy to turn thought into reality and therefore are shaping not just our community but our world. With beautiful imagery, unique stories, and more, we are highlighting business and personal profiles, sharing the vision of community leaders, providing HP Market how-to guides, giving HPU families an insider-look and so much more. It will be a destination for locals and visitors alike with the tips and tricks you need to enjoy this city to the fullest.
Image Above: The campus of High Point University is one of the finest in the world. We want you to fully enjoy your time here in High Point and our blog is created with people like you in mind!
A special message for our High Point University families:
Over the next two weeks we are going to be sharing things with YOU specifically in mind (we are talking to you HPU parents and students). We encourage you to check back and share with others. In addition to our upcoming posts, you may find some of our recent stories particularly interesting as you navigate your first few days here in town. Here are some recent highlights:
Check out our friends over at the Friendship Plant Company where their motto is “Give a Friend a Plant”. We think a little touch of green is just the right thing for your dorm room!
Or check out our friend Brittany Hall who does hair & makeup for those special occasions like Formals.
Studying and exams can take it’s toll so be sure to check out our friends over at DeBeen for how to get your caffeine fix:
And we know you are already looking forward to weekends for some down time with friends so head on over to see our recommendations for things to do on your day off:
Thank you for your support, encouragement, enthusiasm and love. We are humbled to see the response our blog has received and it is not surprisingly representative of the kind of community High Point is. Keep watching, keep following, keep sharing, keep loving. This is a great place to be.
Discover our High Points!
Christi Barbour and the HPD Team