The Queen City

Kannapolis is only 30 minutes north of the city of Charlotte. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The cost of living in Charlotte has remained relatively low, making it attractive to many individuals looking to become homeowners. Interesting sites and activities are abundant in Charlotte. Some points of interests include the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Mint Museum of Art, the Whitewater Training Facility, and Discovery Place. For sports enthusiasts, Charlotte is home to the NFL Panthers and the NBA Hornets. For outdoor adventurers, beautiful parks and open-air facilities are close at hand that offer a variety of recreation activities. No matter what your interests–Charlotte has a lot to offer.

The Nutrition Research Institute is located within the new North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Located in the Greater Charlotte region, Kannapolis is a blossoming community, steeped in history and full of charm. With a population of 40,000, this community offers many modern day conveniences while maintaining its welcoming small-town feel. Historically a mill village, Kannapolis is well on its way to becoming one of the most prestigious areas in North Carolina.

Where To Live

The North Carolina Research Campus initiative will bring a wave of economic revitalization to the Kannapolis area. This economic growth will prove lucrative to real estate development. Kannapolis boasts a diverse assortment of housing options. There are many renovated old era homes available for prospective home owners who desire classic architectural designs. There are plans for a new housing development to be built adjacent to the research campus and other developments are already under way in the surrounding area.


There are several distinguished hospitals located near the Kannapolis area. Quality patient care is at your doorstep. Some notable nearby area hospitals include:


Kannapolis and its environment offer a number of educational institutions that strive for quality and excellence. For more information on specific schools, click on the links below:


Kannapolis offers a wealth of activities for people of all ages. The Kannapolis community personally invites you and your family to enjoy all that Kannapolis has to offer. From minor league professional sports to parades, brown bag lunch forums to lecture series, visitors and residents of Kannapolis find a relaxing yet lively atmosphere that prevails when the community gets together. The city hosts special events throughout the year; no matter what the season, entertaining activities are always available. For more information on upcoming events and Kannapolis attractions, please visit the City of Kannapolis visitor’s page.