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In Stokes County, “The Mountains Are Closer Than You Think.” The Sauratown Mountains cut a sharp figure across rolling plains, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. This beautiful natural setting gives local farmland a perfect backdrop, and it's no wonder many nature-lovers have sought to make Stokes County land and farms their home. Many choose Stokes County as a quiet retreat from city life, with residents commuting to nearby cities like Winston-Salem and Greensboro, for work. Within the county, the largest employer is Stokes County Schools, which supports 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 4 high schools, and an early college for advanced students. Stokes County’s Department of Economic Development is also invested in supporting local business and development, offering grants and tax incentives for those interested in developing new businesses. Available land and farms in Stokes County include agricultural and recreational farmland, clear and forested acreages, riverfront and lakefront land, commercial land and estates of all sizes and price ranges.
Residents of Stokes County are never far from nature. The Sauratown Mountains provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling, fishing, camping, or just taking a walk in the beauty of nature. Hanging Rock State Park is a great destination for hikers and cyclists and offers stunning views of North Carolina and Stokes County land and farms. Lakes and rivers also crisscross the county, offering plenty of opportunities to toss a line for catfish, black bass, or a variety of sunfish. Resident fans of history can spend weekends exploring the various shops and restaurants of the Danbury Historic District or one of Stokes County’s many antique stores. Art lovers have plenty to do, courtesy of the Stoke County Arts Council, which supports and promotes local arts and culture education and exhibition through venues like the Arts Place of Stokes.