Referred to as both the "Twin City" and the "City of Arts and Innovation", Winston-Salem is the fifth largest city in North Carolina. A wide variety of housing and real estate options are available, including townhomes, single or multi-family homes, and condos. Whether you are in search of a large 7,000 square foot manor or a charming 1000 square foot cottage, the city holds a range of styles and sizes for every homebuyer.
If a diverse assortment of architectural styles is appealing, check out the Olde Vineyard region of the city. This area experienced construction during several time periods, and therefore includes homes that were built in the 1950s along with houses that are more contemporary. The neighborhood is close to parks, shopping centers, a local hospital, and Moore Magnet Elementary School. For a rich historical environment, head over to Old Salem, a Moravian community that has been carefully preserved. This area dates back to 1766 and features charming cobblestone streets and gardens. The region is bordered by West Salem, where over 1,000 homes and structures stand with architecture ranging from 19th Century Greek Revival architecture to Craftsmen-style construction. Washington Park boasts the largest neighborhood park in the area, and is home to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. For vibrant city-living, downtown Winston-Salem holds a variety of housing opportunities that are close to music venues, art galleries, and restaurants.
Although this is the home to the corporate headquarters of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the medical field leads in Winston-Salem career prospects, with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as the leading employer. The city, once known for its association with the tobacco and textile industries, has moved toward leadership in high-tech, bio-tech, and nano-tech fields. Novant Health closely follows Wake Forest Baptist in employment numbers, along with county schools and government agencies. Other employers include Wells Fargo, Wake Forest University, and Lowe’s Foods. Additional opportunities are found in industries such as construction, hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities.