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Old 02-03-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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The title is a little misleading ... We are planning to move to W-S within the next year or so. We have family in the area. Currently living in DC area. Married and we have a 6-year old child. We love our current neighborhood and would like to find something similar, but not sure whether/if it exists. We are looking for a neighborhood with lots of families with young children. We have a lovely park with soccer fields a block up the street, and many of our daughter's friends are in and out of our house all the time. Sidewalks would be wonderful, but I've noticed not many neighborhoods seem to have that amenity.

Not sure what price range we're in yet -- we could probably afford something from $200K up to $400K, especially after we sell our house here. Where should we be looking? I'm not worried about where we'll be working; the potential commute can't be like anything we have to deal with here. We def want to live in Winston-Salem.

Also, if anyone has any suggestions on where a writer/editor should look for work, please pass it on. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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As suggested on one of your other threads, Sherwood Forest, Clemmons and Lewisville all would be worth a look. Also, Buena Vista is a possibility.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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Do you have any suggestions on specific neighborhoods within those areas?
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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Do you have any suggestions on specific neighborhoods within those areas?
Not for Clemmons and Lewisville, no, but they aren't that big, and they are almost like large neighborhoods themselves, so its really mostly a matter of finding a house you like. Buena Vista and Sherwood Forest ARE neighborhoods. I think a good realtor would probably be very helpful to you at this point.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:42 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Do you have any suggestions on specific neighborhoods within those areas?
it's time to take a trip.
pack a bag, hit the road, spend a few days, poke around
then you can see for yourself
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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As suggested on one of your other threads, Sherwood Forest, Clemmons and Lewisville all would be worth a look. Also, Buena Vista is a possibility.
These are good places to start. Ardmore is a possibility, too.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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Kernersville is a nice suburban area. There are good schools, nice neighborhoods, and decent shopping options. The commute to downtown Winston is very reasonable, especially compared to DC traffic. It's also close to Greensboro which is similar to Winston, but slightly larger and more diverse.
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:40 PM
 
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Jamestown is a good town 20 minutes from downtown Winston
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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Hi dcbeachlovr,


Based on your initial search ideas of 1) definitely wanting to live in Winston-Salem, and mentioning 2) sidewalks, 3) soccer, 4) family friendly, and 5) 200-400K price range:


Please know that Kernersville is a bedroom community/adjoining town/suburb, and that Jamestown is in another county altogether.


I would suggest areas and neighborhoods, without giving any specific names, in the northwest, west and southeast of the center city. Generally if you look on Trulia or Zillow in the price range you desire, you can find numerous neighborhoods that would fit your requirements. The older areas closer in to town such as West End, West Highlands, Washington Park, West Salem, Ardmore and Buena Vista are always close to shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and the regular amenities.


Further out, there is Oldtown, Bethania, Bethabara, Brookberry Farm, and Robinhood which are near Wake Forest or beyond, and relatively near the Sara Lee Soccer Park off Bethania station Road. Many of the older neighborhoods further out may lack sidewalks but be within the urban boundary to city services.
Other higher end developments such as Brookberry Farm have sidewalks, clubhouses and meeting spaces


Regarding employment, I would suggest publishers like WS Journal, Hunter Publishing, or Blair Publishing if you're interested in writing/editing.
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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We live in Meadowlands near Wallburg and love our subdivision. Single family homes are near the top of your price range. You'd have to drive for soccer, but there are a good number of young families in the subdivision. We're about 20 minutes from either the Hanes Mall area or downtown Winston-Salem, about 15-20 minutes to High Point, about 25-35 minutes to Greensboro. I like the proximity to all of the Triad without the growth happening in Kernersville.

I briefly considered a job in Georgetown several years ago and realized after one visit I would be crazy to move from NC to the DC area without a HUGE pay increase.
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