Albemarle is located in Stanly County, North Carolina and hosts the county seat. It has a population of about 16,000 people, spread over an area of slightly less than 16 square miles creating a density of approximately 1,000 people per square mile. Originally settled by tribes of Mound Builders, the area is rich in archeological history dating back 10,000 years or more. More recent history shows that the current population of Albemarle consists of many descendants of German, Dutch and Scotch-Irish heritage. Of its many assets, Albemarle, NC properties boast a number of natural and recreational sites.
One such recreation site included in the Albemarle listings of recreational resources is the first public park created in the town. Built in the late 1930’s, Rock Creek Park is located on Highway 52 South. Since that time, the park has expanded its facilities to include an athletic field, three tennis courts, two bocce courts, a walking trail and picnic area. In addition, the park serves as host to a Challenge program consisting of an obstacle course complete with rappelling tower for the adventurous minded. The Rock Creek Park is conveniently located near many Albemarle homes and is an added feature for Albemarle, NC homes for sale in the area.
Other significant Albemarle, North Carolina real estate includes the Albemarle Soccer Complex, Morehead Park, Ingram Park, Montgomery Park and the City Lake Park. The 100-acre lake within this park provides a variety of recreational and gathering opportunities. Fishing is permitted in the lake and tackle can be checked out at the park office. In addition, a number of meeting places are available with reservations for weddings, family reunions, picnics and other special events. And for water enthusiasts, the lake amenities include two boat docks. The park has approximately 75 acres of land for public use.
As is the case with many towns in this North Carolina area, the early economic development of Albemarle was widely based on agriculture. When the country began to industrialize, the textile industry provided jobs for residents of the town. The manufacture of textiles is still very much a part of the local economy, but the Albemarle of today is much more diverse with a multitude of manufacturers operating plants in the town. Within Albemarle you will find the production and manufacturing of carpet, cable, knitting fabrics, manufactured homes and metal components among others. Retail stores also employ a number of workers in the town.