Kernersville has the charm of a small town, while being one of the primary economic development centers within the Piedmont Triad Metropolitan Region. Our historic downtown is surrounded by a vibrant mix of residential, commercial, medical and industrial uses. The South Main Street commercial center is the regional shopping area for western Guilford and eastern Forsyth Counties. Several smaller commercial centers located throughout the community also provide convenience. Four of the major medical providers in the Triad have facilities including Kernersville Medical Center, and a regional Veterans Administration Health Clinic.
The industrial segment is diversified with logistics to trucking with a regional FedEx Ground hub located near a new highway interchange. Deere Hitachi headquarters, and numerous smaller support operations take advantage of the strong work force here. The academic support is also diverse with an excellent K through 12 public school system, and easy access to several private schools. Many major universities are within 30 minutes to Kernersville including Wake Forest University, North Carolina A&T State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, and The North Carolina School of the Arts. The Town’s convenient location within the region makes it accessible to major water, sewer and the I-85/ I-40 interstate corridor which is one of North Carolina’s major interstates and trucking routes.
Piedmont International Airport is only 15 miles from the center of town. Additionally, the quality of life here is supported by attractive parks, athletic fields and progressive plans to implement sidewalks and bike routes.