Popular, Convenient Location
There are many lovely homes for sale in the 27310 zip code, which encompasses many desirable neighborhoods in the town of Oak Ridge, NC. The town that is now known as Oak Ridge was farmland until the area began being developed into affluent residential communities, eventually incorporating as a town in 1988. The Town of Oak Ridge, which is in northwestern Guilford County, is growing rapidly, in part due to its convenience to Kernersville, Greensboro, Summerfield, Winston-Salem, and other Piedmont Triad locations.
Oak Ridge is known for its exceptional schools and larger homes. Visitors to the area often seek out the Oak Ridge Military Academy, a notable landmark. A private college-preparatory military boarding school, it was established in 1852 and became a military school in 1917. Famous graduates include NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who attended the Academy in the late 1980s, and a 1996 graduate, Nancy Mellette, who enrolled in The Citadel (then all-male) as one of its first female cadets after a high-profile lawsuit.
Popular with tourists and locals alike, The Old Mill of Guilford is a fully operational water-powered grist mill founded on Beaver Creek in 1767 to grind grain for Guilford County’s early settlers. The Mill’s current owners use the same time-honored techniques and equipment to mill high-quality grain products of all kinds, from pancake mixes to steel-cut oats, which are shipped to foodies across the country and used in several Piedmont Triad-area restaurants.
Oak Ridge, NC, has a very low population density of 407 people per square mile, and a total population of just over 6,500 people. The area is affluent, with an average household income of more than $80,000/year. Not surprisingly, people in the 27310 zip code are very well educated: 96% of people over 25 have a high school diploma, while 49.8% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Children who live in Oak Ridge attend public and private schools.
Most residents of Oak Ridge enjoy highly rated, relatively new schools that have excellent test scores, low student-to-teacher ratios, and active PTAs.
Public elementary schools serving Oak Ridge are these:
- Oak Ridge Elementary School
- Stokesdale Elementary School
Public middle school serving Oak Ridge is below:
- Northwest Guilford Middle School
Public high school serving Oak Ridge is below:
- Northwest Guilford High School
Oak Ridge children also attend some of the area’s well-regarded private schools, many of which are located near the area, including the following:
- Caldwell Academy
- Guilford Day School
- Noble Academy
- New Garden Friends School
- Greensboro Day School
- Canterbury School