Cabarrus County is one of the fastest growing areas in the Charlotte Metro region. Touted for its great schools, affordable housing, golf courses and of course home to the NASCAR industry and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Classic towns of Concord and Harrisburg have become bedroom communiites for many who work in Uptown Charlotte.
Cabarrus County is situated in the gently rolling countryside of the Carolina Piedmont although the eastern half of the county contains the westernmost foothills of the Uwharrie Mountains. Altitude ranges from approximately 500–800 feet above sea level. Land slope is generally toward the southeast. The longest waterway within the county is Rocky River, which rises in Iredell County and empties into the Pee Dee below Norwood in Stanly County. Weather is temperate with hot summers and mild to chilly winters. Severe weather occurs occasionally, with thunderstorms in the warmer months of the year and ice storms and snowfalls occurring on occasion in winter. From zero to three accumulating snowfalls may be expected in an average winter.