In our last post, Why Live In Hickory, NC? – Hickory Apartments For Rent, we took the time to share with our readers some of the most attractive offerings Hickory, NC has to, well, offer. We highlighted the Hickory Museum of Art along with the many things to do at Kiwanis Park, without forgetting the exciting fact that the National Geographic Traveler has named Hickory among the “Best Small Cities In The U.S.”

To be honest, we here at The Legends Apartments didn’t get our fill of talking about the many things to do in Hickory, NC. In fact, we are just scratching the surface of what our vibrant community has to offer, both within the city limits and in the surrounding countryside. But don’t worry, everything that we’ll be shining the proverbial spotlight on will be well within driving distance for folks living in our Hickory luxury apartments (or really, anywhere around the city).

But before we get to talking about one of the top All-American cities in the country (remember, we’ve got the National Geographic Traveler’s ranking to back that claim up!), allow us a brief word or two about what we have to offer here at The Legends of Hickory, NC. We want folks who are thinking about moving to our lovely community to know what the region has to offer, to be sure, but we also would be remiss if we failed to mention the many virtues of our Hickory apartments for rent!

Welcome To The Legends

Welcome to the most prestigious apartment community in the entire Hickory region. Found in southeast Hickory, just a short drive from the freeway, The Legends are a Hickory luxury apartment complex that offers modern, comfortable living arrangements for folks looking for high-end amenities and features at a reasonable price. With 9-foot vaulted ceilings, oversized patios and balconies, granite counters, tennis courts, two pools, a fitness center, and much more, there is a lot to like about living in our award-winning Hickory apartments for rent.  

Apartment Features

In terms of elegance and style, we are confident you will be pleased with what you find. Whether you are interested in a one, two, or three-bedroom apartment home, you’ll find that each residence boasts spacious rooms, gourmet kitchens, ceilings with crown moldings, along with all major appliances with full-size washer and dryer connections included for your convenience. Apartment features include:

  • Spacious 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Suites
  • 9-foot, Vaulted Ceilings
  • Crown Molding*
  • Large Patios & Balconies
  • Oversized Closets
  • Spectacular Views & Landscaping
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplaces*
  • Washer & Dryer Connections in Unit
  • Cable/Internet Ready
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen with Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Stove & Refrigerator
  • * in some units

Community Amenities

In terms of the apartment community, there perhaps is as much to like about activities to do on the premises as there is about the stylish comfort of our apartment units. And while we certainly don’t intend to dissuade anyone from going out and experiencing all that the Hickory and greater North Carolina region has to offer, you might find that all you could ever need to have a relaxing yet activity-filled weekend can be found with The Legends and our wealth of community amenities. Find our list below:

  • Two resort-style swimming pools with sun decks
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Two tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Business center with Wi-Fi access
  • Theater room with surround sound
  • Two car care centers
  • Gas grills
  • Storage spaces and parking spaces
  • Garages
  • On-site laundry
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets welcome
  • Package acceptance

Virtual Tour

If you are interested in taking a virtual tour of our one, two, and three-bedroom luxury apartments in Hickory, we’ve got you covered. Visualize yourself enjoying your evenings on your own private patio, or perhaps wasting the day away down at the resort-style swimming pool(s). Go on, you know you want to. Or, if you are ready for an in-person tour of these “luxury apartments near me,” as you might be apt to type into your smartphone, feel free to schedule a tour at your convenience! We’d love to have you stop by so we can better acquaint you with The Legends.  

Hickory Activities

If you were in doubt about us ever getting to the part of the post where we talk about what we said we would in the title, doubt no more, for we have arrived. Below you will find a few things we love about Hickory and the surrounding area.

At the risk of singing our own praises a bit too much, we’d be remiss if we failed to mention the fact that Readers Digest has recently named Hickory the 10th best place to live in the entire country! Taking such an accolade into account, we hope you’ll find the below features to be convincing enough for you to call Hickory your home one day soon!

Hickory’s Rich History

Did you know that Hickory had the most cases of polio in the entire state of North Carolina? In what’s known locally as the Miracle of Hickory, there over 57,000 cases of polio in 1952 alone. The viral disease’s outbreak was so severe that many local shops and business were forced to close up shop in an effort to stifle the spreading of the epidemic (such was the mystery surrounding polio and its causes at the time). The sheer weight of the number of polio cases that the city was forced to construct a new hospital to care for the over-abundance of patients with polio.

If you are sitting there reading this blog post, wondering to yourself what a severe polio outbreak in the 40s and 50s has to do with convincing you to move to Hickory, we would call your criticism valid. However, we aren’t quite done with the story yet, in our defense.

The beautiful side of this story is that the majority of the funding which provided the ability to construct the new hospital was a direct result of volunteer efforts made by the community. The March of Dimes raised over $500,000 (just over $7 million in today’s terms when accounting for inflation) for the hospital and its doctors. Though there was a significant amount of controversy when it came to treatment methods and other aspects of the ordeal, it nevertheless was a defining moment in the history of Hickory, NC. To see a community rally around those in need is a beautiful thing, so we felt inclined to highlight this interesting, if not arbitrary piece of Hickory history.

Preservation Of History

The above story points to a principle that you’ll find repeated in other aspects of Hickory and its past; the city does an exceptional job in preserving its history. For instance, two historical houses, the Harper House and the Lyerly House, have been maintained by the Historical Association of Catawba County. Both houses do well to exemplify what traditional Hickory life was like back in the late 1800s. You can find out more about the Harper House, Lyerly House, and the Hickory History Center by clicking on the linked resource.

A Professional Baseball Team!

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the Hickory Crawdads are a pro baseball team found right in Hickory’s backyard. Designated as a Class A Minor League Baseball team, going to a game gives you the chance to see some of the Texas Ranger’s top prospects (the Crawdad’s parent club) coming through the ranks in addition to simply enjoying the atmosphere of a pro baseball game. You can catch them at L.P. Frans Stadium, which opened in 1993 and seats just north of 5,000 fans. Be sure to catch a game this summer, and be sure to avoid getting pinched by Conrad or Candy the Crawdads!

Should we be calling Candy a “crawmom?” We aren’t sure. Either way, it’s nice to have some pro sports in our mid-sized city so you can catch a game without driving all the way to Charlotte!

Look Out For Part Two

We might have gotten a bit too wrapped up in describing the many features of our Hickory luxury apartments for rent, we’ll admit it. So, why don’t we continue with this topic by adding a part two? We’ll talk about beer festivals, a bustling nightlife scene, and the abundance of major corporate headquarters that have been popping up within driving distance of Hickory in the next post.

In the meantime, we hope you come visit us at The Legends Apartments in Hickory soon! Once you do, we are confident that your search for a “luxury apartment near me” will have come to an end. Contact us today.