Oak Ridge is located in Guilford County, just northwest of Greensboro with a wide variety of beautiful homes. The Town became an incorporated municipality in 1998 and is governed by a five-member Town Council.
Oak Ridge boasts a rich history of agrarian culture and is known for such gems as the Old Mill of Guilford and Oak Ridge Military Academy.
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Oak Ridge is approximately eight miles northwest of Greensboro North Carolina’s third-largest city, and it is a part of the Piedmont Triad urban area. Until the late 1990s, the Oak Ridge area was mostly rural farmland with numerous tobacco farms. However, since its incorporation as a town in 1998, Oak Ridge has seen rapid growth in its population. Many of the area’s farms have been sold to developers and turned into upper-class housing developments, and several shopping centers have been built along the NC 68 and Oak Ridge 150 Road intersection.
The town is home to Oak Ridge Military Academy (ORMA), a private, coed, college-preparatory boarding school. Founded in 1852, it is the third-oldest military school in the nation still in operation, and it is the official military school of North Carolina, as designated by the state legislature.This area is also proud to have some of the county’s highest performing public schools.
The Old Mill of Guilford is a popular, scenic tourist attraction and has long been a favorite subject for artists and photographers.The Old Mill of Guilford was founded in North Carolina on Beaver Creek in 1767 to grind grain for the early settlers of what is now Guilford County. Today, the mill continues to produce all-natural, stone-ground, whole grain foods, just as it has for over 240 years.
The towns main park Oak Ridge Park includes two lighted multi-purpose football/soccer fields, two lighted baseball/softball fields, scoreboards, paved and unpaved walking trails, picnic shelters, a large playground, a pond, a concession stand/restroom facility, and a second restroom building. Along with those features, there are support amenities that include landscaping, several doggie stations, birdhouses, picnic tables, park benches. The park also offers open grassy areas adequate to hold large community activities and events.
Oak Ridge is a great place to live play and enjoy life in a rural atmosphere while convenient to shopping, work , and the Piedmont International Airport. Come see for yourself you will love it.