U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point
 [Register]
Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point The Triad Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-29-2018, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
4,580 posts, read 4,399,941 times
Reputation: 1488

Advertisements

Winston is different and I mean that in a good way. I really can't think of a city to compare it to. But there definitely are parallels between Durham and Winston-Salem. Both have a history in tobacco and both are focusing on innovation. Both even have similar towers modeled after the Empire State Building that were turned into upscale hotels. But Winston-Salem has a bigger city vibe than Durham.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-29-2018, 11:18 PM
 
7,278 posts, read 13,525,158 times
Reputation: 3610
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsoboi78 View Post
Winston is different and I mean that in a good way. I really can't think of a city to compare it to. But there definitely are parallels between Durham and Winston-Salem. Both have a history in tobacco and both are focusing on innovation. Both even have similar towers modeled after the Empire State Building that were turned into upscale hotels. But Winston-Salem has a bigger city vibe than Durham.
This is all nice and I think comparing Winston to Durham is flattering. I like Durham a lot. One tiny thing, though: the Reynolds Building wasn’t modeled after the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building was modeled after the Reynolds Building.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
2,904 posts, read 2,012,630 times
Reputation: 5847
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsoboi78 View Post
Winston is different and I mean that in a good way. I really can't think of a city to compare it to. But there definitely are parallels between Durham and Winston-Salem. Both have a history in tobacco and both are focusing on innovation. Both even have similar towers modeled after the Empire State Building that were turned into upscale hotels. But Winston-Salem has a bigger city vibe than Durham.
I also think the presence of major teaching hospitals (Duke and Wake Forest Baptist) and the economy built around each are another similarity. I think it's a toss up as far as which has a bigger city vibe. Winston-Salem definitely has a bigger city vibe because of the downtown (although Durham's is growing pretty rapidly now). In some ways, Durham's suburban areas feel bigger to me, but it's not a dramatic difference. It's partially because of the faster growth around Durham, particularly headed towards Cary and RTP. Winston-Salem's suburban growth feels more moderated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-01-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
4,580 posts, read 4,399,941 times
Reputation: 1488
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jowel View Post
I also think the presence of major teaching hospitals (Duke and Wake Forest Baptist) and the economy built around each are another similarity. I think it's a toss up as far as which has a bigger city vibe. Winston-Salem definitely has a bigger city vibe because of the downtown (although Durham's is growing pretty rapidly now). In some ways, Durham's suburban areas feel bigger to me, but it's not a dramatic difference. It's partially because of the faster growth around Durham, particularly headed towards Cary and RTP. Winston-Salem's suburban growth feels more moderated.
I agree. Durham's suburbs feel bigger while Winston-Salem's downtown feels bigger. Both cities are also known for their architectural preservation.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-08-2018, 01:26 PM
 
3 posts, read 1,507 times
Reputation: 10
Default Relocating to Winston?

Interesting topic! My wife and I have considered moving to Winston Salem but a couple things have turned me off. 1) It seems like the crime rate is soaring high right now 2) We own a cleaning business and it seems there are tons of these kind of businesses in Forsyth County. Can someone tell me why Winston is a good place to live?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-08-2018, 02:31 PM
 
3 posts, read 1,430 times
Reputation: 10
The crime rate in Winston is the lowest in the triad, someone’s getting killed almost everyday in Greensboro and High Point.The seeds of change has taken root and the turnaround in downtown is starting to see some spillover to other areas in the city. You shouldn’t have any problems with your cleaning business because companies are outsourcing cleaning every day. You guys would love Winston especially compared to 5-10yrs ago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-08-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
28,490 posts, read 62,136,122 times
Reputation: 32158
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnderTheLiveOaks View Post
The Empire State Building was modeled after the Reynolds Building.
Close. And there are others in the mix.
Attached Thumbnails
What is a downside of living in Winston Salem?-10-light-st-baltimore-1929.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-09-2018, 09:49 PM
 
7,278 posts, read 13,525,158 times
Reputation: 3610
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrRational View Post
Close. And there are others in the mix.
I don’t mean there’s a resemblance. I mean the same architect designed them—William Lamb of Shreve, Lamb & Harmon— and he reportedly designed the ESB in two weeks by using the Reynolds Building plans as a basis and scaling up. There are plenty of other Art Deco towers that bear a resemblance, but the Reynolds Building and the Empire State Building share DNA.

The story goes that for many years, the ESB staff sent a Fathers Day cats to the Reynolds Building staff. Not sure if that still happens (or if it ever did.) but there is a close connection.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2018, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
1,255 posts, read 2,104,766 times
Reputation: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrathlete5 View Post
Interesting topic! My wife and I have considered moving to Winston Salem but a couple things have turned me off. 1) It seems like the crime rate is soaring high right now 2) We own a cleaning business and it seems there are tons of these kind of businesses in Forsyth County. Can someone tell me why Winston is a good place to live?
I had no idea that the crime rate is "soaring high". Where have you seen this data? W-S certainly has its rougher areas (as do 100% of the metropolitan areas in the U.S.), but I don't think the overall crime rate is abnormally high.

I run the accounting department for a construction company, and I get a LOT of calls from cleaning services wanted our business. I'm thinking there may be a glut of them, but I have no statistical data to base that on.

I love the Triad for the climate, topography, easy commute, decent shopping and dining. It's fairly convenient to the beaches and the mountains.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2018, 10:11 PM
 
14 posts, read 9,427 times
Reputation: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnderTheLiveOaks View Post

The story goes that for many years, the ESB staff sent a Fathers Day cats to the Reynolds Building staff...
Fathers Day cats sound wonderful! We should seriously consider starting this as a tradition!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top