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 232,000, 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 Livability.com finds it one of the best places to live in America.
Information on Winston-Salem:
- Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership
- Smitty’s Notes
- Weekends in Winston
- The Downtown Arts District Association
- Winston-Salem Dash
- Winston-Salem Visitor Center
- Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
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:
- Apartment Finder – Winston-Salem
- Law School Housing List
- Off-Campus Wake Forest Housing for Graduate Students
- WFU Residence Life & Housing Off-Campus Listing
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.