Gastonia is the largest city within the greater-Charlotte metropolitan area. Just 30 minutes west of Charlotte, Gastonia is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment. Gastonia and the surrounding Gaston County towns of Belmont, Cramerton and Mt. Holly are charming, entertaining and, best of all, teeming with American Pride.