6 Reasons to be Thankful in HP

When people ask us why we’re thankful to live in High Point, our response is, “How long do you have?” Every year, we find more things to be thankful for – from new neighbors we meet, to new programs launched, to new businesses openings. This year, we are reflecting on just a few of the high points of our city we discovered over the last year that have given us even more reasons for gratitude.

A Focus on Family

Our city loves family, and it’s so obvious when you look at all that is taking place in our city. From new parks to educational museums, our city is family-focused and kid-friendly. We have discovered so many ways for the whole family to have fun in HP this year.  

Blessing Park opens!
The Nido and Mariana Qubein Children's Museum starts construction!
Q's Corner, an inclusive play gym opens!

An Appreciation for Music

Is it just us, or did High Point really jam out this year? From hosting our first major headliner at Truist Point, to celebrating the 10th annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival, to continuing to support local talent – our city gave us so many ways to sing and dance along this year.  

Learn about the Coltrane Festival!
High Point's live music scene is jamming!

A Drive for Mentorship

It seemed like everywhere we turned this year, there were new businesses cropping up and new entrepreneurs stepping up. And that only comes through the mentorship efforts of folks like those at the Piedmont Fellows, Thrive High Point, and more. 

Piedmont Fellows, an apprenticeship program in High Point, NC.
Thrive HP supports minority-owned businesses in High Point.

An Excitement to Gather

After a year of practicing social distance and realizing how much we need community, we found ourselves so thankful for all the ways High Point is creating new spaces and ways to share tables with our neighbors. From breweries to food halls, to coworking, our city landscape is adding even more places to sit down and build relationships.  

Goofy Foot Taproom and Brewery
Congdon Yards
Stock + Grain food hall construction begins!

A Love of Learning

From our world-class university to our community college, to our extraordinary educators, High Point was abuzz with learning, lecturing, and leading when it came to education. Coming out of a daunting year, our schools took learning farther than ever – finding ways to always put our students first.  

Dean Mark Harris, GTCC
HPU Commencement 2021
Extraordinary Educators awarded at the 2021 luncheon.

A Grace for Giving

It never ceases to amaze us how big the hearts of High Pointers are. This year, we discovered even more folks giving back to our citizens in beautiful ways – from growing veggies to leading youth, to striking up important conversations. We are reminded each year that the giving spirit of High Point is alive and well!  

Growdega offers produce to the community.
D-UP, a non-profit serves High Point youth.

Discover our High Points, 

The HPD Team

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