Kernersville, North Carolina 

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Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Kernersville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

-Pleasant climate
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
-Economic decline
-Educational attainment

Local Listings in Kernersville
1535 Fiddlers Knoll Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 |
300 Celo Knob Trl
Bed 5 | Bath 4 |
428 Drayton Park Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 |

What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.

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City: Kernersville
Zip Codes: 27284
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Kernersville is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kernersville jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Kernersville's cost of living is 12.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kernersville's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Kernersville, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

Forsyth county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

Kernersville's population is 23,988 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Kernersville is $177,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%. Check out the homes in the area

Kernersville public schools spend $9,010 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Kernersville. More Education

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The median home price in Kernersville is $177,400. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Kernersville   4 Reviews
Entertainment - 12/5/2015
Kernersville has a lot of family entertainment and social events. The Honeybee Festival in the late summer has a display of many artist's works. There is the... Read More

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Economy - 12/5/2015
I would NOT say Kernersville is on the economic downturn. We have lived here for 22 years and in this time frame the town has changed tremendously with added grocery... Read More

Small Town Charm - 11/22/2014
Kernersville has a small town feel but also offers a clean, family-friendly environment. Just minutes away from larger cities (Greensboro and Winston-Salem) provides... Read More

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1535 Fiddlers Knoll Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

300 Celo Knob Trl
Bed 5 | Bath 4

428 Drayton Park Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

102 Hawick Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 3

204 Asbury Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 5

12 Gerry Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

6130 Tennyson Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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