The Piedmont Triad in central North Carolina surrounds three major cities – Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. You’re not far from the Blue Ridge Mountains or the coast. This is a fast growing region due to new businesses and the quality of living. If you are considering a move to the Triad, living in Winston-Salem, NC is a great option.
In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked Winston-Salem 39th in their best places to live in the U.S.A. Known for its tobacco and textile industries, Winston-Salem has emerged as a destination for young professionals and families due to low cost of living and surrounding businesses.
Living in Winston-Salem is like being in a big small town. You have all the amenities of a big city, but small enough to have the small towns feel that’s known for quality family life. Good school systems surround the area along with outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, fishing and staple sports like baseball.
The location is by far one of the most desirable reasons living in Winston-Salem is a great option.
Take the low cost of living and great family living with just about everything around you. What is meant by everything is you have the mountains a couple hours west, the coast a few hours east, the surrounding Triad cities, and Charlotte an hour away. All these places, except for the coast are day trips.
Small Town Living Within a City
Winston-Salem is a big city, though not like Charlotte, with the benefits of small town living. You have quaint small communities that surround Winston-Salem’s city limits. This is where majority of the population resides. Some of the popular towns are Clemmons, Lexington, and Kernersville. You can easily get to downtown Winston-Salem from any of these locations.
The Carolina’s are known to have some of the top higher education institutes in the country. Winston-Salem has Wake Forest University, but others also surround the city such as Duke, University of North Carolina, NC State, UNC Greensboro, UNC Charlotte, Guilford College, High Point University, Appalachian State, and Davidson College.
Raising a family in the area also provides plenty of higher education opportunities at some top schools in the country.