Living in Alamance County

Alamance County is full of interesting and fun places to see and experience.  Whether it’s for your education, entertainment, or making memories, Alamance County has something for you!

Nestled in the heartland of North Carolina between the mountains and the coast, Alamance County is rich in history, exciting cultural attractions, a vast variety of shopping, and excellent facilities for sports.

The County is ideally located between the Outer Banks and the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as the major cities of the Triad (Winston-Salem – Greensboro – High Point) and the Triangle (Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill).  It runs alongside Interstate 40/85.  I-40 is the third-longest interstate highway in the United States, crossing the country from west to east starting in Barstow, California and ending in Wilmington, North Carolina.  I-85 runs from Montgomery, Alabama to Petersburg, Virginia.

Cultural Attractions

Alamance County has wonderful local cultural activities such as the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, an outdoor repertory theater company presenting several dramas each summer in Snow Camp; and the Saxapahaw Rivermill Summer Series, which runs from May through the end of August.  In neighboring counties, there are also iconic cultural attractions like Cultural Old Salem, a historic district of Winston-Salem, which features a living history museum that interprets the culture of the Moravian settlement in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries.  Greensboro, among many other cultural attractions, hosts the International Civil Rights Center and Museum with the Civil Rights Movement lived one of its most important moments.

Recreation and Parks

There are nine natural parks in Alamance County whose grounds include picnic and fishing areas.  Alamance County is also home of the Haw River Trail, over 10 miles of hiking trails along the Haw River suitable for hiking, horseback riding, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and more.


Alamance County is a heaven for shoppers.  Strategically located throughout the county there are large open air shopping centers such as University Commons and Alamance Crossing as well as the Tanger Outlets.  There are also numerous local shops and antique stores that showcase real bargains.


Nearby Durham, Research Triangle Park (RTP), is one of the most prominent high-tech research and development centers in the United States.  The park is home to over 170 companies employing 42,000 workers and 10,000 contractors, including the second largest IBM operation in the world.


Several of North Carolina’s most prestigious universities and colleges are within an hour’s drive of Alamance County, including the Universities of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina State, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T, Duke University, and many more.


For more local information, please visit Visit Alamance and Alamance Chamber of Commerce.