Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

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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) I realize how much it has to offer. The weather is much milder than here in Chicagoland, and although there aren't as many things to do, for a city its size, WS has a lot more to offer than you might expect. 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 every other corner and cops guarding the grocery store exits. We moved to a nicer area over near Bethabara Park, so I got to see both sides of W-S.

First off, W-S is hyper Christian. If you are not a Christian, it is hard to fit in. Second, the roads are horribly designed, Silas Creek Parkway had an on ramp at an on ramp in one spot for a private residence.

When I lived there (2005-2007), the big tobacco culture was still strong. It was not unusual for a company to let people smoke at their desks or to see people smoking in the middle of a McDonalds. That may have changed in the years since, but given the area and how much $ the industry spends there, I assume the culture is still strong.  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 landscape of crape myrtles and planted annuals which all bloosem in summer months. The downtown has recently been revitalized without loosing any of its historical character which makes Winston-Salem what it is. It is a medium sized city with a low crime rate and a small town type of vibe. It's a great place to live, grow up in, raise a family, and retire too. Sadly it's not a good place for a near 40 year old single bachelor who is going through a transition from one career into another. I work independently, as an uber/Lyft driver where I have had a horrible experience maintaining a steady cash flow due to a lack of ridership. Winston-Salem is also not an industrial city as it once was, thus most of the job market falls within the service sectors like retail, health care etc. Most work establishments pay below the Read More

The living is easy - 7/14/2015
It's a hard place to set down roots. Most people and their predecessors have been in WS for generations and know nothing else. They think the sun rises and sets over Winston. They are not interested in hearing about where YOU came from. But the quality of life is not bad. The living is easy and laid-back. The influx of new people has made the natives a little more loosened up to strangers. The cost of living is not bad. The weather has some good variety. It rains a lot in the late spring, early summer. The fall is beautiful. The winters are variable...cold as heck for a week then warm for another. It's certainly not an intellectual town. It's a good place to raise kids but again the people are a bit cliquish. Read More

Nice Southern town - 7/7/2015
Winston-Salem has a vibrant downtown, with many independent local restaurants, bars, and Read More

Great Location in Winston Salem! - 8/1/2014
1159 Folkstone Ridge Ln, Winston Salem, NC 27127
3 beds, 3 baths, 1,846 sqft
For Sale by Owner
$169,500

IMMACULATE ~ 1 1/2 story charmer with loads of extras! Built in 2007, Hardwoods, tiled floors in laundry room and bathrooms, powder room, crown molding throughout, waynes coating in formal dining room and breakfast nook, cathedral ceiling in dining, granite counter tops in the kitchen, corian counter tops in the bathrooms, breakfast bar, travertine backsplash in kitchen, Spacious laundry room on the lower level for convenience , storage shed, irrigation system, fenced backyard, keyless entry/remote control garage, fireplace, customized stone patio, pre-wired for wireless internet, cable & satellite dish TV ready, optimized open floorplan with additional storage in the eaves. 3 bedrooms, Bonus Room that can be used as an additional bedroom, 2.5 baths.Upgraded master bathroom with separate shower and garden tub, Luxurious main level Master suite. Read More

Entertainment - 5/25/2012
I moved here 15 years ago to raise my 9 year old twins
Who are now 25 and now I have a 13 year old son and am
a single parent. There really isn't any type of cultural entertainment
or anything to do within the city. I am considering relocating in
the near future before my son starts high school. Read More

where to live in winston Salem area with kids - 1/31/2012
I have an 11 and 9 year old and will be moving to this area this summer. Please advise on the best areas to rent a home. School choice is my Read More

Can you tell me the best neighborhoods in the Wins - 10/19/2011
I am planning on moving to the Winston Salem area next spring and wanted to ask what areas are the best to live? I've heard Lewisville is very nice but are there any others? I prefer a quaint smaller place outside of downtown Winston. My family and I love boating and a really great school district. I really hope you can give me some insight as to what areas I should look at. I thank you in advance for your Read More

Don't bother if you didn't grow up here - 9/16/2011
I have lived many places and I can say that WS has a lot of beautiful neighborhoods. It is laid back, the traffic isn't bad and the costs aren't bad.

The bad news?

The people are cliquish!!! If your daddy didn't go to Kindergarten with THEIR daddy they don't want to know you. They are very stand-offish and vicious(albeit in a subtle way). They are lazy and unimaginative. NO real work ethic here. They don't want to venture out of their little comfort zones. They think anyone from outside is an uppity snob. They are very conflicted: they want money to spend but they are nnot willing to work hard for it. Not a good place to make friends. If you are a loner then you won't mind it. But if you want a social life and/or if you are single go elsewhere.
The small towns surrounding it are Read More


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