TThe Fork Farm lies in the far Southeast corner of Stanly County, a rural part of south-central North Carolina, where agriculture and timber are the most common land uses. The nearest town is Norwood, a five-minute drive from the farm. Other nearby towns include Mt. Gilead, Troy, and the county seat, Albemarle. All are within 25 minutes of the farm and feature a wide array of amenities. The nearest city, Charlotte, is approximately one hour to the west.
The farm is within driving distance of a number of major metropolitan areas and cities, and the closest major airport, Charlotte Douglas International, is one hour and fifteen-minutes away. The airport ranks among the top five “mega hubs” in the United States, making it one of the most connected airports in the country. Less than 30 minutes from the farm is Stanly County Airport, which has a 5,500 foot runway suitable for private jet access.
Cities and major metropolitan areas in the region include:
Charlotte, NC ~ 52 miles
Greensboro, NC ~ 72 miles
Winston-Salem, NC ~ 78 miles
Raleigh, NC ~ 109 miles
Greenville, SC ~ 161 miles
Charleston, SC ~ 207 miles
Atlanta, GA ~ 300 miles
The rural area surrounding The Fork offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including golf, hiking, and boating at Badin Lake and Lake Tillery. One hour east of the farm is Pinehurst, home of the historic Pinehurst Resort and its renowned golf courses. For those seeking more urban pursuits, North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte, is only an hour away. Nicknamed the Queen City, this financial and cultural hub is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. The easy accessibility to a vibrant and sophisticated metropolitan area is a great asset to The Fork and provides an excellent counterpoint to the farm’s rural setting.
Summers in this area are warm and humid, and temperature average in the 80’s and 90’s. Spring and Fall feature delightful weather with lower humidity and highs in the 70’s, and cooler temperatures at night. Winters are enjoyably mild with highs in the 50’s and average low’s in the 30’s. Average annual rainfall is 47 inches, and snow is infrequent.