Shelby certainly has earned its name as the "City of Pleasant Living." You and your family will love the rich history you can find in the Central Shelby Historic District and the Joseph Suttle House. You'll also have great entertainment options at the Sunset Drive-In and the Don Gibson Theater. Its convenient location off U.S. Route 74 near Gastonia, Kings Mountain and Boiling Springs lets you enjoy nearby attractions like Gastonia's American Military Museum and Crowders Mountain State Park!
Shelby's early economy thrived because of railway systems and its resort destination status. Today, the area's major sectors are education, trade and manufacturing, and you can find opportunities with key employers like the Cleveland County Board of Education, PPG Industries Inc. and Baldor. Less than an hour away, Charlotte offers many more opportunities! The area has excellent public schools for your family like Boiling Springs Elementary and Cleveland County Early College High! For higher education, you can look into Cleveland Community College and Gardner-Webb University. Visit Shelby today, and make this great community your home!