Situated in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, Kernersville offers a small-town lifestyle while being only minutes away from some of the state's largest cities. While urban amenities of Greensboro and Winston-Salem are within a 20-mile radius of "K-Ville," there's plenty of local culture to discover in this quintessential Southern community. If you're looking for affordable living in one of North Carolina's largest metropolitan areas, an apartment for rent in this town may be the perfect choice.
In the middle of the 18th century, Kernersville's land was permanently settled by Irish immigrants. One of the first residents was William Dobson, a wealthy landowner who built a tavern that hosted George Washington in 1791. Throughout the 19th century, the community remained rural in nature until the railroad boom reached the central parts of North Carolina. In fact, the restored 1870s Train Depot in the downtown district stands as one of the oldest structures in town. If you're interested in living within walking distance of the South Main Street Historic District and North Cherry Street Historic District, rent an apartment in one of the town's central neighborhoods.
Today, more than 23,000 residents reside in Kernersville, which is one of the most populous communities in Forsyth County. The town's chamber of commerce strongly promotes local businesses that are mainly situated in the historic districts downtown and new plazas accessible from the exits of Interstate 40.
From the eclectic Korner's Folly mansion to the beautiful Paul J Ciener Botanical Gardens, there are plenty of attractions to explore in quaint Kernersville neighborhoods that are lined with residential properties for rent.
Being suburban in character, Kernersville's streets are best navigated by car. Public transportation in the town and the Piedmont Triad region is provided by Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation buses.
If you're looking for higher education at an affordable price, consider attending Kernersville's Forsyth Technical Community College branch. Additionally, Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are renowned research universities located within a 30-minute commute from Kernersville's residential neighborhoods.
Some of the top employers in the public sector of town include Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System and municipal entities such as administration and recreation departments. Construction and industrial jobs dominate the local economy thanks to the presence of Caterpillar and Deere-Hitachi facilities.