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The distance from the town hall in Peachland to the Bank of America building in Center City Charlotte is just 40 miles. Thanks to the Monroe Expressway, which opened in 2018, the drive from western Anson County to Charlotte will clock in at around 45 minutes, similar to that of other exurban Charlotte counties. Whether you want to attend a Panthers or Hornets game, shop at the world-class Southpark Mall, catch a flight from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, or even make a daily commute into the city, Anson County is just a convenient Expressway drive away.
The county has maintained a robust agricultural identity since its founding in 1750, and that heritage is alive and well today; but Anson also boasts one of the highest percentages of manufacturing workers in the state with a particular emphasis on high-tech industrial jobs like advanced metalworking, performance textiles and forestry/wood products. As the county seat, Wadesboro is home to a large and growing number of professionals, including lawyers, accountants, surveyors, and insurance and financial services representatives. Whatever your experience level or area of expertise, there's an opportunity for you in Anson County.
Although home sales in the county, and Wadesboro in particular, have boomed over the past few years, good deals can still be found, especially for fans of home "fix-up" shows who are willing to do some historic renovation. Early and mid-20th century homes are available in Wadesbroro's historic district and many smaller towns at prices starting well under $100,000. Looking to build? Lakefront and suburban lots are available for a fraction of what you would pay for a similar property on Lake Norman or Lake Wylie, and rural land typically sells for less than $5,000 per acre. If you wish you'd bought in Huntersville, Denver, Mooresville, Concord, or Rock Hill twenty-five years ago, Anson County offers similar opportunities today.
Whether you're a patron of the arts, an outdoor enthusiast, or both, there's plenty to keep you busy in Anson County. The award-winning Ansonia Theatre is a beautifully restored mid-20th century venue that hosts more than a dozen shows each year, everything from locally-produced plays to national musical acts, while the Rocky and Pee Dee Rivers form the county's northern and eastern boundaries and offer more than 30 miles of wild river paddling and fishing. Local artists and craftsmen display their work at the Drake Gallery, while just about every weekend some sort of festival or community event takes place in one of the county's seven distinctly different towns; Ansonille, Lilesville, McFarlan, Morven, Peachland, Polkton, and Wadesboro.
Startup businesses will find a welcoming home in Anson. From Facade Grants for Main Street storefronts to Bootstrap and Enterprise Grants for new and growing businesses, Anson County provides strong financial support for entrepreneurs seeking a place to set up shop, and the Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College offers technical assistance to help new business owners thrive. The REV Uptown Coworking Space helps capital-strapped small businesses develop community and shared experiences while providing the support and training needed to launch their ventures to a new level. And Anson County's practical and hands-off approach to government means less needless regulation and bureaucracy than in some of the region's larger communities.