Winston-Salem Real Estate & Homes for Sale in North Carolina
Known as the "City of the Arts," Winston-Salem is centrally located between the mountains and the coastline. Part of Forsyth County, Winston-Salem is the fifth largest city in North Carolina with a population of more than 185,000. According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association, Winston-Salem has the lowest cost of living in North Carolina. Originally built on the tobacco and textile industries, the city now has a substantial banking, technology, real estate and medical research presence.
Winston-Salem has more than 75 parks for residents to enjoy as well as college sports, minor league baseball, stock car racing, golf and tennis. The downtown trolley is a great way to visit the Downtown Arts District and its boutiques. Shopping opportunities are abundant in Winston-Salem at the Hanes Mall, Parkway Plaza, the Towers, and University Plaza just to name a few. Winston-Salem is culturally rich with historical areas such as Old Salem, Bethabara Park, and Reynolda Village. You'll find live entertainment, outdoor eating, museums and wonderful specialty shops and gallerias.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools provide academic services to students in the city. In 2001, six schools in the county earned the state's highest designation for performance in the ABCs accountability program. Winston-Salem students have achieved above the state and national averages on many standardized tests. Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University are just two of the advanced education options.
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