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Old 08-25-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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Have you visited Winston-Salem at all? Where will you be working? There's a chance the closure may not actually affect you very much, or at all.
OP asked: "What is the commute like into downtown?"
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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I did a few weeks back for a weekend. I will be working downtown by the Convention center. I really want to live in a family friendly neighborhood and close to stores. Lots of kids. I live in a culdesac now and all the kids from the neighborhood hang out and play there.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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OP asked: "What is the commute like into downtown?"
Yes. I know that. But it's not unreasonable to think that some people's definition of downtown might include, say Baptist Hospital or some of the office near West End, and those are beyond the reach of the reconstruction project.

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I did a few weeks back for a weekend. I will be working downtown by the Convention center. I really want to live in a family friendly neighborhood and close to stores. Lots of kids. I live in a culdesac now and all the kids from the neighborhood hang out and play there.
Got it. Yeah, I really think you should check out the greater Sherwood Forest area. From there you have several options to get downtown without using Business 40 (like Robinhood to Coliseum to University) and it checks off a lot of your boxes. I don't know what your budget is like, but it could be worth a look.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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Thanks. From the pictures, that neighborhood looks older. Is that accurate?
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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Thanks. From the pictures, that neighborhood looks older. Is that accurate?
Most of it was built in the 60's through the 80's, although there's a good bit of "new" development scattered about in the area as well.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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Is Clemmons off of Robin hood Lane? When I was their recently I drove around to look at neighborhoods. Is there a big shopping center with a Lowes food with another shopping center across the street?
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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I see it's by peace haven. That's where the Lowes was. Right?
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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Is Clemmons off of Robin hood Lane? When I was their recently I drove around to look at neighborhoods. Is there a big shopping center with a Lowes food with another shopping center across the street?
You're actually talking about the area generally referred to as Sherwood Forest. Mt. Tabor High is just north of there, and there are newer neighborhoods to the west.

(And I say "generally referred to as Sherwood Forest" because the exact boundaries of Sherwood are a little fuzzy.)
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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OP, I think the commute to Mooresville would be too much. I am from Winston and actually grew up in Sherwood Forest. Ironically, I also live in the DC area, and am considering a move back home because all my family is still there. I think you will really love that area. It is definitely different from NoVa, a little slower, not as congested and not as many things to do. But there are still some things to do, plenty of parks, it's very family friendly and cheaper. I think you will like it.

Did you seek out Winston or were you transferred?

I'm considering starting a job search, but it is overwhelming to think about it.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:20 AM
 
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You really need to look around as much as possible, and find a good realtor to help you. Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities offer tons of possibilities for the criteria you gave. And really, anywhere in Forsyth County would be a relatively easy commute into downtown W-S. I live in Clemmons, and on a bad day it takes me 15 minutes to get downtown. Compared to NoVa, even the worst commute here would be a breeze for you.

In Lewisville and Clemmons alone, there are dozens of neighborhoods with lots of young families and great amenities like pools, tennis courts, etc. Many of these are tucked away such that you would never notice them just driving by, so that's why it's important to have a good realtor to help you out. Of course, there are many great options in Winston-Salem too, but the point is that you don't have to limit yourself--the commute is not a major consideration.
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