Relocation in Winston-Salem: Live & Learn

Winston-Salem is so enchanting that many previous visitors now call it home. The great neighborhoods, the vibrant downtown, the high-quality education offerings, and the opportunity to immerse oneself in arts and innovation make Winston-Salem an excellent place to live. Add its unique way of keeping history alive in a modern city and it doesn’t take long to understand the appeal.


The city is home to more than 250,000, making it just the right size to have all the big city cultural offerings yet the ability to know your neighbors.

The city’s dedication to the arts is alluring to people who enjoy and collect as well as those who create. The city’s devotion to innovation attracts creators to The Center for Design Innovation, and brings those who bask in the sciences to Piedmont Triad Research Park.

Students from around the world attend the area’s excellent colleges and universities, and families become part of the community to take advantage of a superb education system that nurtures lifetime learning.

The Lifestyle

A move to Winston-Salem is instant access to an enviable lifestyle with distinct seasons, and many ways to enjoy the outdoors, including walking and biking trails, parks and golfing. The cultural offerings are unparalleled, with an array of art exhibits and galleries, theatrical and choral performances, a symphony, and annual festivals celebrating fine wines and exceptional film and stage achievements.

There are many charming neighborhoods to call home, or you can live in any of the 1,500 residential units right in the revitalized downtown area.

Spend your day working in this growing economy, perhaps at Piedmont Triad Research Park, where innovation lives in fields such as regenerative medicine, medical devices, nanomedicine, biomedical engineering and neuroscience.

Settle in to the many shops offering free Wi-Fi hotspots, or eat ice cream on the parlor patio while listening to live music. Enjoy the popular bakeries and coffee houses (or the Krankie’s Coffee Airstream trailer!). You’ll drool at the vast variety of American and ethnic foods, and restaurants cater to families, to lovers and to night owls seeking a late-night snack. (There are even restaurants that welcome your four-legged companion on the patio.) If you plan to cook, you’ll love the farmer’s markets around town. (Downtown is not only great for shopping and eating, it’s also ranked number one for people watching by local residents.)


WHETHER LOOKING FOR GREAT school systems for your children, or seeking a degree yourself, Winston-Salem provides an unparalleled learning environment.

More than 52,000 students attend the 80 schools in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County system. A unique benefit of this school district is that, for K-12 education, parents choose where their children attend. They can select from neighborhood schools, any other school in the same school zone, and 18 magnet programs. High schoolers have numerous ways to earn college credits, by taking any of the dozens of Advanced Placement classes, courses at the many colleges and universities, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Home to six colleges and universities, Winston-Salem offers a variety of higher-education options. Make any of those choices, and you’ll be selecting a winner. All local colleges and universities are included in U.S. News & World Report lists of top colleges.

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