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Catawba County, North Carolina VA Loan Information

catawbaThe 2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Catawba County is $548,250.

Located in the western region of North Carolina, Catawba County is in proximity to the Appalachian Mountains. The county has a multitude of attractions that will interest anyone, no matter what your interests are. If you are interested in returning to school, there are many options in Catawba County. The cities and towns of Catawba County offer some of the best shopping and dining options in North Carolina. Artists will appreciate the thriving artistic community in Catawba County. The county was formed in 1842 and was named after the Catawba Native American Tribe. The total population of the county is 154,534, including a veteran population of 11,011.

People interested in returning to school are offered many options in Catawba County. One school to consider is Lenoir-Rhyne University. Lenoir-Rhyne offers a multitude of majors and minors, including art, business, psychology, mathematics, and more. The university also offers many athletic programs that host sporting events throughout the year. There are several fraternities, sororities, and clubs on the Lenoir-Rhyne campus. Another great educational option is Catawba Valley Community College. Catawba Valley is great for those looking to quickly enter the workforce. There are several libraries and other resources located around Catawba County.

Art–lovers should definitely check out the many art galleries and theaters that Catawba County has to offer. The Hickory Museum of Art is an excellent place to see the works of famous American artists. The museum hosts many art shows and artistic events throughout the years. To see a play, dance recital, or musical act, come to the Green-Room Theatre. At the theatre, you can see the work of local actors and writers. Art classes in painting, sculpting, drawing, and more are available all over Catawba County. Other artistic points of interest include the Hickory Community Theatre, Western Piedmont Symphony, and Newton-Conover Auditorium.

For some of the best shopping in North Carolina, visit one of the shopping areas in Catawba County. Valley Hills Mall has all of your favorite stores as well as some specialty shops. Antique stores, jewelry stores, and thrifts shops can all be found in the downtown areas of Catawba County. Be sure to try one of the delicious restaurants in Catawba County. For everything from barbeque to Asian dishes, Catawba County has a restaurant that will satisfy anyone’s taste buds.

The Catawba County Veteran’s Services Office and several other veteran resources can be found in Catawba County. Veterans living in North Carolina are also offered a number of benefits, including disability compensation, educational benefits, and property tax exemption eligibility. The median housing cost in Catawba County is $133,000, and the median household income is $44,332.

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VFW Posts

Post 1957 Barb-Hammond-Smith Post
PO Box 854
Hickory, NC 28601
United States
Phone: (828) 328-8281

Meeting Location & Time
1615 12th Street Dr NW
Hickory, NC 28601
United States
7:00 PM 1st Thursday

Quartermaster: Frank Dougherty
Roger Williams

Post 5305 Donald Lanford Drum Post
2163 Hwy 10 E
Conover, NC 28613
United States
Phone: (828) 464-2580

Meeting Location & Time
2163 Hwy 10 E
Conover, NC 28613
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Thursday

Quartermaster: Clyde Bollinger
Larry Teague

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Catawba County

  • Single Family: $400
  • 2-4 Units: $550
  • Condo: $450
  • Partial Releases: $450
  • Repair/Completion Certificates: $100


  1. North Carolina VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/north-carolina-maximum-military-mortgage-home-loan-amount-limits/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/