Can you sit on your back porch, kick your shoes off, and drink iced tea while enjoying your own personal view of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Most residents of Thurmond, North Carolina can answer “yes” to that question. The Thurmond community, with a population of 1,611 as of the 2000 census, is located on the Surry / Wilkes County line in the foothills of North Carolina. Just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Thurmond has areas of open farm land and most houses have acreage. Thurmond is also just minutes from the nearby Town of Elkin. And, if you should decide to “visit the big city,” it’s just 45 minutes to Statesville, a one hour drive to Winston-Salem, or about 90 minutes to Charlotte.
Real Estate of Thurmond, NC
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Students attend schools in the Surry County School System. Residents are 30 minutes from Wilkes Community College, 45 minutes from Surry Community College, about an hour from colleges and universities in Winston-Salem, 1 1/2 hours from Appalachian State University in Boone, and less than two hours from colleges and universities in Charlotte.
You are just minutes from several medical facilities in the area. Thurmond is a 20 minute drive to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, a 25 minute drive to Wilkes Regional Medical Center in Wilkesboro and about an hour drive to hospitals in Winston-Salem.
When you live in the Thurmond Community, you are 15 minutes from shopping in Historic Downtown Elkin, North Carolina; approximately 30 minutes from shopping centers in Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, and Sparta; and less than an hour from larger shopping centers and malls in Winston-Salem, Mount Airy, and Statesville.