Browns Summit (zip 27214), NC

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Browns Summit (zip 27214), NC

About Browns Summit (zip 27214), NC

Living in 27214 Browns Summit NC is a great experience. The community is very friendly and the area is filled with lots of amenities to keep everyone entertained. There are plenty of parks, lakes, and trails to explore, as well as shops and restaurants to enjoy. The nearby city of Greensboro has all the major attractions such as museums and sporting events, but there's also plenty of local flavor to explore in Browns Summit too. The schools are highly rated, so kids have plenty of options for education and extracurricular activities. There's also easy access to major highways for commuting and jobs. All in all, living in 27214 Browns Summit NC provides a great balance between the hustle and bustle of the city and the peace that comes with living in a small town community. Mid-sized-city complex - Northwest-central North Carolina, 30 miles south of the Virginia border.

Zip Codes: Browns Summit (zip 27214)
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

The Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point complex occupies two counties and is sometimes called the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable.

Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base.

Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Greensboro is the triad’s financial center and is the most prosperous of the three cities, with high tech, light manufacturing, and a large campus of the University of North Carolina. The nicest suburbs in the area spread northwest of Greensboro towards the Piedmont Triad International Airport, which brings unusually good air service to the area.

Bottom line: Greensboro is up and coming, Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. Cost of living is attractive for what the triad offers. The amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, 80 miles east, are close enough for residents to benefit.

The city complex is located in northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west. The immediate landscape is slightly rolling with woodlands and open country. The climate is a mix of continental and humid subtropical. Winter temperatures and rainfall are modified somewhat by the mountain barrier. The combination of coastal moisture and northern cold air produce more frequent sleet and ice storms than in most of North Carolina. Snow flurries may occur.

Summers are generally mild to warm and humid, with varying temperatures. Most summer precipitation occurs as localized thunderstorms. Late summer and fall hurricanes bring heavy rain. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

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Browns Summit Cost of Living

Cost of living, attractive downtown areas, and some college presence make Browns Summit a great place to live.

-30.4% lower than avg
-3.8% lower than avg
$810 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-41.7% lower than avg
Browns Summit Crime
46.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Browns Summit
   Cost of living
Declining industries
   Attractive downtown areas
Growth and sprawl
   Some college presence
Summer heat and humidity
Cost of Living