Heritage and innovation couple together to make Winston-Salem, North Carolina, unique among its peers. You’ll find that homes range from starter homes and condos near the university to lovely historic properties in West End and Old Salem. Winston-Salem is the coupling together of the communities of Winston and Salem in 1913, and its history and heritage are well reflected not just in the historic districts, but also in the city and surrounding areas.
There’s no lack of cultural experiences to be had in Winston-Salem; Wake Forest University alone is rich with historical significance. One of the oldest schools in the state, Wake Forest began in 1934 just north of Raleigh. The university moved to Winston-Salem in 1956. It has long been hailed as a forerunner of innovation in education, having been the first private institution to desegregate in the South in the 1960s and always continuing to outdo it’s contemporaries in matters of technology as well as social advances. The college has had a significant impact on the city, as it brings new life with every new semester but manages to maintain its air of quiet dignity in the face of continual change. Sports are well represented as well – the university is among the best in the NCAA and has been for decades. It’s Demon Deacons strike fear in the hearts of the competitors in basketball, football, and nearly every other sport that’s offered. Residents in Winston-Salem can expect to be well entertained all year round.
Just as you’ll find an abundance of culture and heritage, you’ll also find that business flourishes in Winston-Salem. The long association with tobacco has rendered the city rich in private enterprise and made it a profitable place to grow an endeavor. Healthcare, trade and manufacturing top the charts in Winston-Salem insofar as most popular employment, but the city is quickly making itself known for its advances in nanotechnology and biotechnology. Never let it be said that Winston-Salem allows its roots to keep it planted in the past without growing forward. Locally, Winston-Salem is well known for its status as the birthplace of the Krispy Kreme doughnut, the most-loved doughnut in the South. Those doughnuts have currently reached consumers in 21 international locations. Doughnuts aren’t the only longstanding tradition in Winston-Salem though; its history of art is well preserved by the Council of the Arts – which was the first in the nation to be established in 1949 and prompted Winston-Salem to be known as the City of the Arts. If this city sounds like the one for you, check out our listings of homes in the area.