Kernersville has the charm of a small town, while being one of the primary economic development centers within the Piedmont Triad Metropolitan Region. The 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 area’s major medical providers have facilities inside the Town limits, including Kernersville Medical Center and a regional Veterans Administration Health Clinic.
The industrial segment is diversified with businesses from logistics to trucking, a regional FedEx Ground hub, and a 1,000,000 square foot Amazon fulfillment facility located near a new highway interchange. Deere Hitachi headquarters and numerous smaller support operations take advantage of the strong work force in Kernersville.
Academic institutions are numerous with an excellent K through 12 public school system and several highly rated private schools. Universities and colleges within 30 minutes of Kernersville include Wake Forest University, North Carolina A&T State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, High Point University and The North Carolina School of the Arts.
The Town’s convenient location within the region makes it accessible to the I-40, I-73, I-74, and I-85 interstate corridors, which are North Carolina’s major interstates and trucking routes. Piedmont International Airport is located only 15 miles from the center of town.
Finally, the quality of life in Kernersville is supported by attractive parks, athletic fields and progressive plans to implement sidewalks, greenways and bike routes.