Many of the nation's largest retailers have stores within the immediate area of Westwood including among others: Sears, Belk, JC Penney, Macy's, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, CVS Pharmacy, K-Mart, Lowe's, Old Navy, Kohl's, Marshall's, Food Lion, Rose's, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Sam's Club, T.J. Maxx, Toys-R-Us, and Gander Mountain. There are 9 hotels, 6 banks, and over 50 restaurants located in the rapidly growing 600 acre commercial community.
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Westwood is part of a regional trade center that serves Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and ten counties in North and South Carolina with a population of 850,000 people. The 2010 US Census shows 160,210 people with a average household income of $56,995.00 live within a 5 mile radius of Westwood; 65,048 people with a average household income of $60,749.00 within a 3 mile radius and 6,692 people with a average household income of $82,870.00 within a 1 mile radius. Click here for market profile.
The center was built in 1974 on 35 acres at the geographic center of Fayetteville's population and adjacent to the city's largest upper income residential area. Westwood is across the All American Freeway from Cross Creek Mall, a 1.2 million square feet enclosed super regional mall. The two distinctively different shopping centers, along with Cross Pointe Centre, Cross Creek Plaza and Market Fair Mall form the core of a 600 acre regional retail trade center, one of the largest and busiest in North Carolina with annual sales in excess of $200 million. Westwood Shopping Center is easily one of the most successful shopping centers in North Carolina and location has undoubtedly played an important part in that success.
Westwood is a beautifully designed traditional community type shopping center with 62 stores occupying 317,928 square feet. The center, with to-the-door parking and easy access, was originally intended to capture local trade from the surrounding high income areas and regional trade drawn to the area by the larger enclosed Cross Creek Mall. It has, over the years, evolved into much more. It is today a major local and regional destination shopping center with stores, shops and restaurants that offer a wide variety of goods, services and entertainment. It has Fayetteville's largest concentration of boutiques, gift shops and businesses that cater to upper income customers. All three of Fayetteville's largest banks, in terms of market share, have primary offices in Westwood.
The parking lot was carefully engineered to furnish easy ingress and egress to the center and a parking ratio of 5.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet of building area is maintained.
The center has frontage on three of the areas most important multi-lane thoroughfares: Morganton Road, McPherson Church Road and the All-American Freeway, which have a combined traffic count of 106,000 vehicles per day. The shopping center's superb accessibility is unequaled in the market area.