Location and Transportation
The cities of Archdale and Trinity are located in the northwest corner of Randolph County and in the direct center of North Carolina.
Archdale-Trinity serves as the gateway to North Carolina’s lush Piedmont Triad region, which is centrally located just 90 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 200 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. The Archdale-Trinity community boasts proximity to numerous colleges and universities, and is within 500 miles of half of the nation’s population and commercial markets.
Archdale-Trinity, while close to larger urban centers and amenities, serves as an ideal spot for residents and tourists to escape the congestion and the high cost of living of big cities. With construction of Interstate 74 (also designated as the U.S. 311 Bypass) through Archdale-Trinity, the community is well on its way to significant future development. This federally mandated transportation system, running from Detroit to Charleston, will fuel many opportunities, including light industrial and cluster developments at the intersection of I-85 and N.C. 62. Construction calls for a two-tier, four-bridge intersection on Interstate 85 about one mile from N.C. 62.
A number of airports also serve the Archdale-Trinity area. Darr Airport is located right in Trinity, and the Asheboro Municipal Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Piedmont Triad International Airport are situated close by. Federal Express has made plans for a $300 million distribution center to be operational by 2009 at the PTIA, and, because the airport is only about 30 miles away, this development will serve as a catalyst and magnet for additional business development.
Archdale-Trinity is also convenient to rail and ocean transportation services. The Norfolk-Southern Intermodal Facility is located in nearby Greensboro, and Amtrak passenger train service is available at either the High Point or Greensboro station. The state ports of Morehead City and Wilmington, centrally situated along the eastern seaboard, are only a few hours from the area.
By highway, air, rail or sea—Archdale-Trinity, the Gateway to the Piedmont—offers easy access to the world.