Winston Salem NC

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Winston-Salem was once dependent on the textile and tobacco industries, but today it’s a leader in technology fields. The city is best known for its pleasant climate and central location, not only to the ocean but to the mountains and urban areas. It’s a great market for home buyers of all ages.

What Makes Winston-Salem a Great Place to Live?

Winston-Salem has a strong cultural background from its roots with the Moravian church. The Moravian star is the official street decoration at Christmas. A 31-foot star sits on top of the North Tower at the medical center during Advent and Christmas. The Reynolds Building decorates its lobby with Moravian star images.

Other attractions in Winston-Salem include:

  • Historic districts and restored settlements
  • Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology
  • Kaleideum North (interactive children’s museum, planetarium and environmental park)
  • Outdoor parks and recreation areas
  • Arts and cultural events

Winston-Salem’s Economic Outlook

Winston-Salem is making a shift from being a manufacturing hub to one of technology. The largest employer in the area is Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, followed by Novant Health and the county school district. Many public and private entities have invested in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, which is focused on business, biomedical research, and engineering and other technologies.

Hanes Mall, the largest shopping mall in North Carolina, calls Winston-Salem home. It’s one of the best places to shop in the state. More shopping centers are being built, but Winston-Salem has been called a food desert. The cost of living in Winston-Salem is about 13% lower than the average in the United States.

The median home value is $135,000. It’s predicted that home values will rise over the next year. Homes tend to stay on the market for about 106 days, but buyers won’t want to wait when they find the home of their dreams. A good real estate agent will help you get a great home at a good price.

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