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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE—TRIAD NC | VOLUME 16—ISSUE 2 48 KERNERSVILLE Kernersville BY DREW BECKER Sporting a small-town atmosphere, Kernersville is conveniently located 15 minutes from three larger cities, Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point and is close to an international airport. With a population of about 25,000, the town maintains a close-knit community feel. What is surprising is that along with commuter jobs, Kernersville is a major employment center on its own with numerous opportunities. Kernersville offers a vibrant business environment. The John Deere Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation is located here, and FedEx Ground is not far from the center of town. Other employers include Herbal Life Innovation & Manufacturing and Progress Rail (a Caterpillar company). There are multiple health facilities including Kernersville Medical Center, a full-service Veterans Affairs clinic with dentists, psychiatrists, pharmacies and the standard offerings, and Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. These offer ample prospects for employment as well as serving the community for a variety of health needs. The charming shops in the downtown center add to the bustling business scene. Kernersville public schools serve 12,831 students and include four elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. Living in the town gives you access to 18 colleges and universities in the area. Attractions include Kӧrner's Folly, a 22-room house that is both a historic house and a museum, built by Jule Körner, the town founder's grandson. Visit the museum to learn how the town evolved from Kerner's Crossroads where an inn (Dobson's Tavern) was built on a stagecoach line. This spot flourished from the time of George Washington in the 1700s. Parks and recreation centers offer diverse opportunities to get out and about with nine parks. Play baseball, soccer, lacrosse or swim; bike or hike on available trails. The Fourth of July Park contains two recreational areas. For those who want to frolic with their dogs, visit The Vivian F. Bennet Memorial Dog Park that has separate areas for large and small dogs. The skate park offers a mini ramp, a pro shop, a street course and skating lessons. The Kernersville Farmers Market Shelter in Rotary Park hosts local farm stands. Bagley Sport Complex is home to many local sports teams. Century Lake Park, the newest of its kind in the area, features a fishing pier, canoe and kayak launch, and is stocked with a variety of fish. Residents will find trails, two basketball courts, a ballfield (softball/ baseball), horse shoe pits and a sand volleyball court in Civitan Park. The Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex hosts adult softball leagues, youth soccer leagues, baseball, and high school and collegiate cross-country events. In 2013, the town and the Kernersville Cycling Club created a mountain bike park. The Harmon House and Paul J. Cierer Botanical Garden serve as event centers and two more venues are in the works. One is in The Factory, a converted furniture factory, and the other, currently in the conceptual stages, will be a music locale. Some of the locals' favorite restaurants highlight the variety of foods available. Giada Trattoria and Amalfi's serve delicious Italian cuisine, and J. Peppers' Southern Grill caters to those seeking southern comfort food. Enjoy the casual atmosphere at Smitty's Grille, which specializes in fresh seafood, or The Mad Greek Grill with fast service and reasonable prices. The town has its share of festivals. An annual Christmas parade and downtown merchant's open house highlight December. Produced by the Chamber of Commerce, Spring Folly has been named a top festival in the state and sees about 20-25,000 people per year. The 4th of July parade and fireworks attract visitors from the surrounding areas, and the Honey Bee Festival buzzes in August with entertainment, kid's activities, exhibits and food. Kernersville offers more than you would imagine in a small town as well as great employment opportunities and an expanding culture. Searching this growing community, you will find housing from affordable to affluent. This hidden gem is conveniently nestled in the middle of the Triad. [] a triad hidden gem KERNERSVILLE STATS POPULATION 24,380 MEDIAN HOME VALUE $168,000 MEDIAN GROSS RENT $1,410 COST OF LIVING 93.7 / US 100

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