Winston-Salem, or “Winston” as the locals call it, is a growing city of 250,000 in North Carolina’s Piedmont region.
From its beginning in 1913 when two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem merged to produce what has grown to be the fifth largest city in the state today. It is surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the west and the Atlantic beaches and Outer Banks to the east.
A subtropical climate means summers are hot and humid, while winters are short and generally cool. Autumn is similar to spring in temperature with fewer days of rainfall. Whatever time of year it is though, you will definitely find it the right time to explore North Carolina’s beauty!
There are plenty of golf courses and parks along with historic and heirloom gardens. You can sip and savor wines from more than 40 exquisite vineyards and wineries in the Yadkin Valley, just west of the city, or if beer is more to your liking, North Carolina was the birthplace of the countries first microbrewery. You can even go to Beer School, where you’ll be sure to graduate a craft beer connoisseur with classes offered once a month. Fear not foodies, you can taste your way along the Moravian Culinary Trail. This trio of virtual trails means you can start, stay, or finish wherever you desire! Each stop offers a healthy portion of the region’s history with delicious, tried-and-true recipes from some of the area’s first settlers. Whether you’re a fan of sweet cookies or savory chicken pie, your taste buds will delight in Winston-Salem!
Head downtown and the city center is full of museums, restaurants and shopping comparable to any other large metropolitan areas.
The Piedmont Triad Research Park is a key component to the city’s downtown core. This designated area is home to a highly interactive, master-planned community of innovation. The Triad has been developed to encourage Biomedical and information technology research and development, but it is not to be confused with the Research Triangle region of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill which is located 100 miles east of the Triad.
Education is a priority is Winston-Salem with Wake Forest University and Winston Salem State University. Both maintain sterling reputations and beautiful campuses. And, the the local business community's partnerships with these institutions provide mentoring and grant programs for the students.
Just a short drive from Winston-Salem you’ll find Greensboro. With nearly 280,000 residents, the Greensboro economy is flourishing. Traditionally the area has been centered around textiles, tobacco, and furniture. In fact, it was once famously known as the “Camel City” and home to many tobacco companies, like the locally based R.J. Reynolds Company with its Camel cigarettes. Though many of these businesses are still in operation, new industries have been making their mark in recent years and today many Piedmont Triad cities are welcoming them and encouraging more high tech businesses to move here. Guilford County Public Schools and Cone Health are two of the area’s largest employers, but USPS, LabCorp and FedEx are just a few examples of other employers in the Triad.
Cost of living lower than the national average, favorable real estate prices, college amenities and a high number of doctors are just some of the highlights of the Piedmont region that are making it one of the most sought after areas in North Carolina! High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem are the largest cities that form the Triad, but there are also a number of smaller towns and communities nearby that gaining new popularity. Education, parks, and a profitable employment base are among the attractions here.
High Point has a population of more than 100,000 and is home to one of the biggest furniture industries in the world and the largest chest of drawers! The twenty foot tall building-with-knobs served as the local "bureau of information” until 1996 when it was completely renovated and converted into a 38-foot tall Goddard-Townsend block front chest. It even has two gigantic socks dangling from one of its drawers. A perfect photo opportunity!
If it’s property you’re looking for, High Point can meet your needs. Real estate choices are abundant with many property types to choose from. From single family detached homes to condos, townhouses and rental properties, the opportunities await.
Kernersville is 9 miles east of Winston-Salem and has a population of approximately 23,000. Here you’ll find “small town atmosphere”, rich with history and tradition, but also one filled with new ideas and an innovative spirit.
Jamestown is a suburb of Greensboro and High Point and is located within minutes of the busy Triad. The small town of nearly 4,000 people is a full service center with a curbside appeal that contributes to both its strong sense of community and quality of life. Good neighborhood schools and parks are in near proximity to major employers and all signs are pointing to a healthy real estate market.
The Piedmont region offers a great way to experience the history, culture and advantages of living in North Carolina. If you are interested in exploring how you might fit here, we’ll be happy to help! If you have questions or would like to see a property in any of the Triad area communities you can contact us or call us at 336-355-7325.