Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

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Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west
-Pleasant climate
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
-Economic decline
-Educational attainment

Local Listings in Winston, Salem, NC
3501 Kernersville Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1439 SqFt
3501 Kernersville Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1439 SqFt
4260 Salem Landing Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1248 SqFt
Oak Pointe Dr # 1F8RW5
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 | 1564 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as 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. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) 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. 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. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.


Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Forsyth County
Metro Area: Winston-Salem Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Winston-Salem
Zip Codes: 27107, 27106, 27105, 27103, 27127, 27104, 27101, 27040, 27109, 27110, 10 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Winston-Salem is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Winston-Salem jobs have increased by 1.77%. Learn More...

Compared to the rest of the country, Winston-Salem's cost of living is 13.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Winston-Salem's Cost of Living

Forsyth county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

Winston-Salem's population is 241,218 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 68.11%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Winston-Salem is $128,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.40%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem public schools spend $9,010 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Winston-Salem. Learn More...

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Reviews for Winston-Salem   24 Reviews
Progressive, artsy small city - 6/14/2018
I didn't fully appreciate WS until I left. I still have family and friends there, and when I visit (I've lived in various places, now in the midwest for about 20 years)... Read More

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Not My Cup of Tea - 6/13/2018
I lived in W-S for 2 years while my husband was in grad school at Wake Forest. Our first apartment was on the bad side of town where there were strip clubs and bars on... Read More

Attractive neighborhoods/lack job opp. + entertain - 8/2/2017
Winston-Salem has one of the most attractive residential neighborhoods in NC. Many streets are a tunnel of tall trees, medians on major roadways like sailas prkwy have a... Read More

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27107, 27106, 27105, 27103, 27127, 27104, 27101, 27040, 27109, 27110, 10 total

3501 Kernersville Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

4260 Salem Landing Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

Oak Pointe Dr # 1F8RW5
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 |

5330 Prince Charles Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

4812 Bridgton Place Dr # OZOHL
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 |

Oak Pointe Dr # 2AK7T4
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 |

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