Local Attractions

The Hickory / Catawba County area has many wonderful local attractions that residents of Waterford Place enjoy, all within very short driving distance.


Waterford Place Apartments is located in the Viewmont area of Hickory, which contains a variety of retail shops, restaurants, grocery stores, sports bars and services.

Lake Hickory

Waterford Place Apartments are located less than two miles away from Lake Hickory, a 4,200 acre lake with 105 miles of shoreline that offers various recreational activities. Residents can rent or store boats, fish, enjoy lakeside restaurants and bars, or just enjoy a scenic drive around the lake.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

One of the most prestigious private universities in the state of North Carolina, Lenoir-Rhyne University has an enrollment of around 1,600 students each year and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. LRU also hosts many educational and cultural events that are open to the public. Learn more about LRU at www.lru.edu.


L.P. Frans Stadium – Hickory Crawdads

Hickory has its own minor league baseball team – the Hickory Crawdads – that play throughout the season at L.P. Frans Stadium, just 5 miles from Waterford Place Apartments. The Crawdads are a Class A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

The SALT Block

The SALT (Science, Art and Literature Together), is a campus near the center of Hickory that features the Catawba Science Center, the Hickory Museum of Art, the Western Piedmont Symphony and the Hickory Public Library. All of these facilities offer exciting services and programs for the community.

Downtown Hickory

Waterford Place Apartments is located 4 miles from the center of Hickory, where one can find a variety of shops and restaurants, a movie theater, a community playhouse, and a Farmer’s Market – all featured in a beautiful walking environment known as Union Square.

Parks & Recreation

The City of Hickory has received national recognition for its parks and recreational activities, based on the number and quality of parks available to its residents. For a complete list of parks in the area and their schedules, visit this link.