Value Place Shelby, NC, is conveniently located off of Andrew Jackson Highway. Shelby is situated almost centrally between Asheville and Charlotte (an hour each way), and about 30 minutes west of Gastonia (a suburb of Charlotte). It’s a small-town and quite uncongested with its own unique identity. The short drive into several urban areas makes it a great area for visitors.
In Gastonia, one of the finest display gardens in the Southeast” can be found right outside of town—Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, in addition to another local park with amazing views nearby—Crowders Mountain. If you’re looking into more outdoor activity, rent kayaks at Lake Wylie Kayak Rentals at the Catawba River, in Mount Holly. Also, make sure to check out the U.S. National Whitewater Center between Gastonia and Charlotte. It features 307 acres of woodlands and boasts the world’s largest recirculating river, including 14 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails; it’s an extraordinarily unique place. Another unique “must see” is the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gaston County, featuring the largest collection of land mammal specimens in the Southeast.
If you decide to visit Asheville, shopping, great restaurants, outdoor activities, museums, and historic landmarks are just the beginning of all the fun things to do. The city is filled with history and authenticity that is hard to find anywhere else. If you are looking for arts and culture, Asheville is the city for you. The Asheville Art Museum is a fabulous destination for adults and children who want to experience art from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Biltmore Estate is par to none, built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt; the mansion has 255 rooms and is in the middle of the Pisgah National Forest. Another exciting museum in downtown Asheville is the Colburn Earth Science Museum.
If you want to head into Charlotte, see a race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR), watch a live Carolina Panthers game (NFL), or catch a Carolina Bobcats (NBA) game. Charlotte offers more shopping and dining galore, as well as first-class golf courses and parks with perfect spots to hang out or relax. At this Value Place property, recreation and events are endless.