Living in Asheboro, NC puts you in the heart of the Uwharrie Mountains, amid a beautiful landscape of old growth forests, an historic downtown and vast farmland. Located in the geographic center of North Carolina, Asheboro is an area rich in natural attractions and cultural venues, including the North Carolina Zoo. The city offers residents a mix of affordably priced homes with close proximity to recreational facilities including six area golf courses, a pair of lakes, the Uwharrie National Forest and the Asheboro Copperheads, a collegiate summer baseball team. Racing fans find Asheboro to be the perfect fix for high speed action, with Caraway Speedway hosting NASCAR events, Zoo City Motor Sports Park hosting Motocross races and Petty's Garage as a shrine to racing legend Richard Petty. Restaurants in Asheboro cater to those craving Southern cuisine, with BBQ taking a central spot on many menus. Places like the Sunset Theatre, the National Carolina Pottery Center in nearby Seagrove and Zimmerman's Vineyards attract hundreds of tourists each year while also giving locals plenty of entertainment options.