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Living a Outdoor Oriented Lifestyle in Winston-Salem, North_Carolina

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Where to Retire in Winston-Salem and Home Prices

The area has a range of communities for active adults 55+ (see link at right). Retirees will find every kind of housing choice – from dedicated retirement communities to all types of housing in the city’s neighborhoods. From apartments to condos to houses, the area offers a wide variety of choices and affordable prices.  Zillow reported the Home Value Index to be $124,900 in mid-2017.

What is special about Winston-Salem

Old Salem (colonial site), Historic Bethabara Park, Wachovia Center (Skyscraper), The Home Moravian Church - the largest Moravian parish in the country, Moravian graveyard, "God's Acre" ,  Bell and Sons cafeteria,  Reynolda Gardens,  Reynolda House Museum of American Art

What is not special about Winston-Salem

Development is proceeding very quickly with attendant traffic. Some young professionals say there is not enough to do in the Twin Cities. There is crime in W-S

Climate and Physical Environment

Winston-Salem is near North Carolina’s northern border towards its western edge. The city is large, about 110 square miles. The  area  has  a  temperate climate compared to the northeast - average high in July is 89 and January average low is 29. Rainiest month is March.View Google Map for Winston-Salem For information on retire in NC

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Old Salem district and Historic Bethabara site provide historical attractions. Other sites include Reynolda Village (Reynolda Gardens and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art), the Horne Creek Historic Farm, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Universities located in Winston-Salem include: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Salem College. Winston-Salem is often called the "City of the Arts," it had the first arts council in the United States. The North Carolina School of the Arts and the Piedmont Opera Theatre.

Crime

The crime rate is about twice the national average.

Medical facilities

Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Medical Park Hospital, North Carolina Baptist Hospital

Transportation

Greensboro's Piedmont Triad International Airport is 23 miles away

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