Jamestown is located right between Greensboro and High Point. This charming small town of about three square miles with a population of less than 4,000 is the perfect place to buy a house if you prefer the slower pace. It is home to the third largest community college in North Carolina, Guilford Technical Community College. People from across the Triad take courses in a wide variety of subjects in the classroom and online, for credit or just to learn something new.
Jamestown was named after James Mendenhall, one of the area’s first Quaker settlers. The town’s heritage is celebrated each year with a Village Fair. The Fair has something for everyone, including old-fashioned games, craftspeople, chair making, wool spinning, and more.
Some popular things to do and see in Jamestown include:
- Mendenhall Plantation: Early 19th century home of Richard Mendenhall, son of James Mendenhall and a Quaker abolitionist, tanner, and horticulturist. See a “false bottom” wagon that was used to help slaves escape to freedom in the north; the Lindsay House, one of North Carolina’s earliest medical schools; a historic “Bank Barn,” the only of its kind in North Carolina open to the public; and one of the largest and most diverse Native American points in North Carolina.
- City Lake Park: Located next to Mendenhall is an outstanding park with a carousel, miniature train, mini golf, fishing, boat rides, and one of the largest public swimming pools in the southeast.
- Wrenn Miller Park: Enjoy a picnic shelter, amphitheater, and World War II Veterans’ Memorial.
- Bicentennial Greenway Trail: Ride your bike on a paved trail through parks and forests with rolling hills.
- Jamestown Park and Golf Course: Find an 18-hole golf course, club house, basketball courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and picnic shelters.
- World’s Largest Highboy Dresser: Located at Furnitureland South, the world’s largest piece of furniture stands eighty five feet tall.
- Castle McCulloch: Built in 1832, this castle is one of North Carolina’s most popular wedding and special event venues.
- Downtown: Stroll down Main Street with many interesting, local shops. And dinner at Southern Roots (my favorite restaurant) is a must!
Allow me to show you real estate and homes for sale around Jamestown neighborhoods, including James Landing, Colony Park, Nottingham, Cedarwood, Chatfield Grove, Forestdale, Hillstone, Kearns Heights, and Riverwalk.