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Welcome to Newton

Charming small-town vibe with sophisticated amenities
Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Newton's idyllic location allows for easy access to Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. The temperate climate provides for mild seasonal transitions, permitting residents to take advantage of the numerous outdoor and recreation activities available in the lush landscape.

Newton became incorporated in 1855, and the city has experienced steady growth thanks to its hip, walkable, and revitalized downtown area that supports elevated art, culture, shopping, and dining experiences. The city is known for its friendly atmosphere combined with an upscale lifestyle. Newton's architecture combines a nod to the past with a focus on the future. Renovations and new construction make up Newton's downtown and outlying areas.

What to Love

  • Small-time feel mixed with sophisticated amenities
  • Quaint, historic downtown area with appealing architectural styles
  • Charming downtown square for numerous community gatherings/festivals
  • Various boutique shopping and dining options

Local Lifestyle

Newton provides its residents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and explore nature, thanks to the temperate climate. Walking through the downtown area makes it easy to see why residents enjoy living in this charming city. Pick up a coffee at one of the numerous cafes in the area and stroll downtown.

Head to one of the parks to take advantage of the extensive network of walking and jogging trails available throughout the region. Maintained by the Newton Parks and Recreation Department, these trails provided a delightful way to take in the outdoors and take in nature's delights. Grab a water and join the adult walking group sponsored by Newton Parks and Recreation - a different park is chosen each month to explore.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Residents of this charming city love visiting Novel Taproom. Its reputation as an excellent wine, craft beer, and cider curator, along with live music, makes it a frequent must-do destination. Are you hosting an event and need a private space? Consider renting the Hayloft for a unique venue.

Celebrating the military makes B-52's American Bar & Grill a popular destination for residents. Their mouth-watering hamburgers, salad, sandwiches, and more pair perfectly with their house-made chili, slaw, and pimento cheese.

For some of the best barbeque and ribs available, dine at Little Pigs Barbeque. Their friendly, welcoming staff underscores the small-town feel. They feature Hickory-style barbeque, succulent ribs, and to-die-for hushpuppies.

When a pizza craving needs to be satisfied, go to Geppeto's Pizza for their daily-made pizza dough and sauce, using only fresh ingredients. Pair your pizza with one of their fine selection of beer and wine.
If you are looking for an upscale country club with only the finest facilities and amenities, join the Catawba Country Club. This private country club is member-owned and features golf, tennis, swimming, and more. Dining options range from casual to fine dining to accommodate a range of entertainment options.

Things to Do

The availability of things to do in Newton throughout the year makes it one of the reasons residents love living in this community. Explore the Newton Performing Arts Center to experience big-city entertainment in a small-town theater. Take advantage of every show when you become a season ticket holder. Enjoy various music, theater, comedy, and more. See numerous regional and local contemporary folk artists at the annual Foothills Folk Art Festival each spring. Artist demonstrations, hands-on activities, and art for purchase are available. Food trucks, beer gardens, live music, and more make this a local highlight.
Be sure to mark the Newton Old Soldiers Reunion Parade on your calendar and pack up your blanket for the best view of the parade through downtown Newton. This five-day celebration honors veterans of all military branches and has been an annual event since 1889. Everyone is invited to Music on Main each Thursday evening, featuring live music, local food vendors, adult beverages, and good times.


The availability of high-ranking public schools combined with excellent private schools makes Newton a popular choice for families with children of all ages.


Overview for Newton, NC

924 people live in Newton, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $24,377. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Newton, NC

Newton has 311 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Newton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 924 people call Newton home. The population density is 5,823.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.4 / 56.6%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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