Located in the heart of North Carolina, Winston-Salem offers all of the charm and friendliness of the South combined with a thriving, cultural, metropolitan atmosphere. The city’s rich history and modern amenities makes it a wonderful place to call home. The city is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S. and there is no wonder why. Residents enjoy mild temperatures year round, American historical roots, cultural and ethnic diversity, and a feeling of safety and security. If you’re considering a move, you’re sure to find a home here.
When you live here you are never far from educational opportunities. There are several museums here. Most notably is the Old Salem Museum and Gardens. If being near America’s historical roots is important to you, you’ll love living near this museum, which allows visitors to tour shops, homes, and storefronts of Old Salem. The city has gone to great lengths to preserve its past and this is on display all throughout the city. Additionally, the city is home to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, SciWorks, Frank L. Horton Museum Center, Winston Cup Museum and Special Event Center, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. In short, there is a museum for everyone. The city is also home to several colleges including Wake Forest. Education is a very important part of our city’s heritage and future.
Statistically speaking, the city is a wonderful place to call home as well. The cost of living here is well below the cost of living in most U.S. cities. Home prices are also below the national average. The population is large enough to feel like it is a big city but small enough to feel like you’re in a small town. When you live here you will enjoy shorter commute times than average and will benefit from living in the 5th largest metropolitan area of North Carolina that has a thriving corporate center.
We are also known for our numerous, diverse restaurants and wineries that add to all of the residents’ nightlife. Diners of all walks of life will find something for them in this city. There are even restaurants that date back to the early 1800’s. Our selection of fine dining is also growing. No matter what you are looking for you will find it here. Additionally, the greater metropolitan area is making a name for itself as a go-to for wine enthusiasts. The microclimate of the Blue Ridge Mountains has made this area perfect for wine growing. Currently there are over 40 vineyards that make their home here.
Our city is also home to wonderful public green spaces and recreational activities including Bailey Park. Located in the Innovation Quarter, Bailey Park is a perfect spot for anyone living near the area or anyone looking for a getting away from across town. Bailey Park offers a large grassy area for relaxing or playing, as well as a covered stage, food truck pavilion, and many free, community programs. Bailey Park is great for weekend fun days or weekday lunches. Winston-Salem is also home to over a dozen golf courses and a minor league baseball team, The Dash. If sports aren’t your thing, the proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains offers endless nature adventures as well. In this city, there is something for everyone to do.