• Katie McCarthy

Work Remotely: Your guide to unexpected (and quiet) places to get work done

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This is the third article of a four-part series mapping out what makes Gaston County such a great place for remote work.


Gaston County has the perfect recipe for successful remote work: unique co-working spaces, cozy cafés and restaurants with free Wi-Fi, and fun events to look forward to when you’re off the clock.


Though these spaces make for fun ways to diversify your workspace, sometimes you just need to grind. A quiet library or recreational center makes for the perfect place to be productive while working remotely. So if you are looking for a quiet place to work or still find yourself on the waitlist for one of Gaston County’s creative co-working spaces, check out some of these locations for remote work productivity.


Libraries

Photo Courtesy of Gaston County Public Library

Libraries make for the perfect remote workspace for a number of reasons. First, every city has a library, so they are easy to find. Second, they offer fast and reliable access to the internet, with both wireless internet access and public computer access. Additionally, books, online databases, and other materials are highly accessible, making libraries the perfect place for research-based projects. Need a printer? Most Gaston County libraries allow you to upload your printable material at home and print it at the library for a small fee.


Gaston County Public Libraries


Main Branch

1555 East Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Belmont Branch

125 North Central Ave., Belmont

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


BC@BC (Makerspace)

207 North 12th St., Bessemer City

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Cherryville Branch

605 East Main St., Cherryville

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Dallas Branch

105 South Holland St., Dallas

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Ferguson Branch

913 North Pryor St., Gastonia

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Mount Holly Branch

245 West Catawba Ave., Mount Holly

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Stanley Branch

205 North Peterson St., Stanley

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


TECH@Lowell Branch (Makerspace)

203 McAdenville Rd., Lowell

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Union Road Branch

5800 Union Rd., Gastonia

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Mauney Memorial Library

100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m


Recreational Centers, Parks and Other Unique Spaces

Rex Lodge - Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

If you are still waiting to try out one of Gaston County’s co-working spaces or looking for a unique switch, a recreation center or park may function as a good alternative with offices, meeting spaces, and wireless internet. With the weather warming up, it is the perfect time of year to take your work outside (or to creative indoor spaces).


Eastridge Mall

246 N. New Hope Rd., Gastonia

Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Get a little shopping done as you work with the Eastridge Mall’s free Wi-Fi. Take a break by grabbing a bite to eat at the Food Court, or cross something off your “To-Do” list by taking advantage of their NCDMV and US Post Office located on the lower level near Belk.


Erwin Center and Park

913 N. Pryor St., Gastonia

Dawn - Dusk


J Paul Ford Center

37 E. Woodrow Ave., Belmont

By appointment.


Phillips Center and Park

2031 Echo Ln., Gastonia

Dawn - Dusk


Rex Lodge

2000 Spencer Mountain Rd., Gastonia

Open by Appointment


Located in Ranlo, Rex Lodge is gearing up for lots of great things, just one of which is providing space for the community to work. While you're there, be sure to grab lunch from Will's Doggn' It Deli & Dogs and shop at Heritage Mill Antique Mall.


Southeast Center (National Guard Armory)

2100 Robinwood Rd., Gastonia

By appointment.


Tuckaseegee Community Center

105 Sports Ln., Mount Holly

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.