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Our City: Winston-Salem

Wake Forest’s hometown, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a culturally rich mid-size city in the Piedmont Triad area of one of the nation’s most progressive states. With a population of 236,400, Winston-Salem has consistently built resources in the arts, medicine, health care research, education and commerce.

Located about three miles from the Reynolda Campus, downtown Winston-Salem is a thriving area that includes galleries and shops; indoor and outdoor performance spaces and museums; a greenway that traverses the Old Salem district; hotels, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.

Winston-Salem is ranked among Bloomberg Businessweek’s “50 Best Cities” and finds it one of the best places to live in America.

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Affordable Living

Winston-Salem is a family-friendly, affordable place to live. You get a small town feel with big city conveniences. Although there is no on-campus dormitory housing available for graduate students, there are many choices of comfortable, affordable housing in Winston-Salem:

Central Location

From campus, the Blue Ridge Mountains are a two-hour drive and offer opportunities for hiking, cycling, camping, rock-climbing, rafting and skiing. Travel to North Carolina and South Carolina beaches takes about four hours.