Boiling Springs, North Carolina is a town located in Cleveland County. It is the third most populous city in the county, and has a population of 4,647. The town is home to Gardner-Webb University and is a suburb of Charlotte, NC. The town is named for a spring that flows from the university's property and feeds a small lake.
The city is a mid-sized city located near the border of North Carolina. Boiling Springs is about 55 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The most comfortable months to visit Boiling Springs are May, September, and October. July is the least comfortable month. While Boiling Springs is located near the border of the states of South Carolina and North Carolina, it is still relatively warm and pleasant.
The name Boiling Springs was chosen to describe the small spring that formed the town's center. It appeared to be boiling prior to its development. A spring was located in the same area as today's Bi-Lo shopping center. Boiling Springs became incorporated in 1911 when the school's bell tower was removed. The town limits were then drawn on a radius of a mile and a half from the bell tower.
The number of people living below the poverty line in Boiling Springs, NC is 4.57k, with a median age of 23. The area's largest industry is Educational Services, with over 430 people employed. Other industries include Accommodation & Food Services, Manufacturing, and Utilities. Despite the low number of people in Boiling Springs, NC, its high median household income makes the city an ideal place to raise a family.