Peaceful Albemarle is great for retirees and families that love the great outdoors! Its convenient location off U.S. Route 52 and State Route 27 gives you quick access to Charlotte, which is less than an hour west of Albemarle. It's also close to Morrow Mountain State Park and picturesque lakes where you can swim, boat, hike and ride horses in your free time! Albemarle and nearby towns like Palestine, Millingport and River Haven also enjoy golf courses like Uwharrie Point and many delicious restaurants!

In Albemarle, you'll find an economy with growth based on sectors like health and education service, manufacturing and public services. You can find many career opportunities with employers such as Monarch, IAC, Stanly Community College and Stanly Regional Medical Center. There are additional options in Concord and Charlotte! Local public schools, Stanly County Schools, offers consistently good schools like well-ranked Endy Elementary. For families that homeschool, the area has an active homeschool support league, and for anyone pursuing a higher education, Stanly Community College is nearby!