History: Incorporated as a Town in 1996, the area now known as Summerfield was settled in the 1700s by English colonists. It once was called Bruce’s Cross Roads, after Charles Bruce, who built a large plantation near two of the area’s busy stagecoach routes.
Government: Summerfield has a limited-services government run by a six-member council.
Culture and City Life: Convenient to Kernersville, Greensboro, Oak Ridge, Winston-Salem, etc., Summerfield is often thought of as a suburb of Greensboro. Residents of Summerfield participate actively in the community and cultural life of Greensboro and other surrounding towns.
Public Schools in Summerfield, NC:
The Guilford County Schools that most Summerfield children attend are well-regarded and top-scoring schools:
- Summerfield Elementary
- Jesse Wharton Elementary
- Summerfield Charter Academy
- Northern Middle
- Northwest Middle
- Northern High
- Northwest High
You can search for homes for sale near any of these schools here.
Notable Landmarks in Summerfield, NC:
- The heart of old Summerfield, which is a National Register Historic District.
- The Brittain Building, an 1872 building that was once the general store at the intersection of Summerfield Road and Salisbury Road (now NC 150). The building now serves as the town offices and a small museum.
- At the same intersection are RC Gordon’s Hardware Store, built in 1872, and the oldest home in town, the Martin House, which was built in 1836.
- Summerfield Athletic Park
- Hillsdale Brick Store at the corner of NC 150 and Lake Brandt Road, a National Historic Landmark.
- The Summerfield Rock Gym, built as a WPA work project in 1939 out of rock from a nearby quarry, which just recently (in 2012) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Saunders Inn, which is on Oak Ridge Road just west of the modern commercial crossroads, was built in 1822 as a stagecoach inn.
If you are hoping to enroll your children in any of the high-performing Summerfield schools such as Summerfield Elementary, Northern Middle, Northern High, or the new Summerfield Charter Academy, look for Summerfield real estate. Summerfield residents enjoy the best of Greensboro's city life while being able to return home to a little more space within just 20 minutes.