Northern Guilford

Slightly north of the city, people who choose Northern Guilford County can enjoy larger lots, access to outdoor recreation, and the football culture of Northern Guilford High School—the Nighthawks have been North Carolina 3AA State Champions four times since 2010. Similar to Northwest Guilford, this is true farm country; you may get stuck behind a tractor on the road, but you’re never far from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Greensboro thanks to proximity to Route 29.

Key Features

Centrally Located to All of the Action: Northern Guilford gives you options. Route 29 runs right through this part of the county, giving easy access to the city lights of Downtown Greensboro and commuter opportunities in Rockingham County and Southern Virginia. There are numerous lakes and trails close by for nature lovers to get out and about, or you can spend a day expanding your horizons at the Greensboro Science Center.

Browns Summit: Housing stock in Browns Summit ranges from planned communities in a country setting to fully working farms. Proximity to Greensboro and Reidsville makes Browns Summit a popular choice for those who want a little more bang for their buck but who don’t want to give up the convenience of larger urban centers. Enjoy golf courses, parks, and rural landscapes, or hop on Route 29 for a quick drive into the city.

Nest Picks

Center Grove Grill & Soda Shop

Hungry for classic American diner food with retro flair? Center Grove Grill & Soda Shop is the place to be! Chow down on a hand-pattied burger or a Carolina style hot dog (with chili, slaw, mustard, and onions, of course) under the watchful gaze of Elvis and Betty Boop. Plus you won’t want to miss chicken pie day! You'll never leave hungry!

Southern States

Satisfy your farm, feed, and plant needs year 'round at Southern States, a fixture of the local agricultural community here in Northern Guilford County. If you have an animal at home that needs to eat, you’ll find sustenance for it here! As a farmers’ cooperative, Southern States is invested in its customers. Check out their events, like the annual Fall Festival—fun for the whole family!

Lake Townsend

This 1,500-plus acre manmade lake is the largest of Greensboro’s reservoirs. Rent a kayak, rowboat, or sailboat (or bring your own!) to explore. The Lake Townsend Yacht Club even offers sailing lessons in the summer. Three types of bass make their home here along with other varieties of fish, making this the perfect spot for anglers.

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