Northwest/Summerfield/Oak Ridge

If you’re looking for lower county taxes and plenty of room to roam but still want to be close to the action, Northwest Guilford County should be on your list. Sought-after towns in this part of the county include Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Colfax, and Stokesdale. Northwest Guilford is a bedroom community not only for Greensboro, but also for Winston-Salem. Enjoy life on a farm or in a planned development and soak up everything this neighborly part of the county offers.

Key Features

Summerfield: When the local fire department is the backbone of the community, you know people here truly care about their neighbors. Summerfield has that sought-after small town feel. With lots of new construction, planned communities with pools and walking trails, hobby farms, and easy access to Downtown Greensboro on the highway, Summerfield draws people who want more bang for their buck and a short commute.

Oak Ridge: Education has a long history in Oak Ridge, home to the Oak Ridge Military Academy. The Academy’s picturesque campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its beautiful turn of the century architecture and its significance to the town. Almost an identical twin to Summerfield, Oak Ridge offers a strong sense of community and varied housing stock, including classic homes and new build neighborhoods. Oak Ridge is closer to Winston-Salem, offering another option for commuters.

Nest Picks

HorseFriends Therapeutic Riding Stables

At HorseFriends, seven sweet horses bond with people of all ages with special needs as they learn about each other. This therapeutic nonprofit organization offers riding programs free of charge to individuals with physical or mental challenges. HorseFriends builds community through its services and as a place to volunteer.

Belews Lake

The towns and countryside of Northwest Guilford are very close to the popular Belews Lake. Originally created as a power plant reservoir, Belews Lake is known for its fishing, boating, and water recreation. Toss out a line, rev up the jet ski, or simply relax and listen to the loons.

Old Mill of Guilford

The Old Mill of Guilford, a landmark just outside of Oak Ridge, started grinding before the American Revolution. Today, the ancient mill still churns out delicious products like grits, flour, and baking mixes. Try the sweet potato muffin mix and you’ll taste why the Old Mill has been a local fixture for more than 250 years!

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