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Old 06-23-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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My husband is looking at a job in Winston-Salem, but we're not too sure about the area. We've lived in Durham, and I am worried that Winston-Salem will be too conservative.

We have 3 kids and am considering Greensboro as a place to live. Previous posts have mentioned a 20 minute commute, but Google Maps is quoting more like 35 minutes.

Are there nice houses on the West side of Greensboro that would bring us closer to WS? What neighborhoods would you suggest? Probably looking for a 4500/sf house with 5 bedrooms. And how are the school districts in that area?

Thanks!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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My husband is looking at a job in Winston-Salem, but we're not too sure about the area. We've lived in Durham, and I am worried that Winston-Salem will be too conservative.

We have 3 kids and am considering Greensboro as a place to live. Previous posts have mentioned a 20 minute commute, but Google Maps is quoting more like 35 minutes.

Are there nice houses on the West side of Greensboro that would bring us closer to WS? What neighborhoods would you suggest? Probably looking for a 4500/sf house with 5 bedrooms. And how are the school districts in that area?

Thanks!!!
I would DEFINATELY live in Winston-Salem. Conservative...it is verty artsy fartsy. Remember also that the NC School of the Arts is in W-S too.

There is NO difference between GSO & W-S as far as being conservative.

W-S is the wealthist city per capita in NC & SC too.

You could not go wrong with living in either city...but W-S is a great city with some of the best health care in the state too.

Check it out and see for yourself.

In rush hr...no way could you make it from GSO to W-S in 20 minutes.

You could also check out Kernersville and be smack dab in the middle of both...but because of its size...it will be more conseravtive then wither GSO or W-S.

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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I agree with "the 7 oh 4"... W-S used to have a reputation for having a somewhat closed society, but that went by the wayside a long time ago. There's a lot more diversity here (e.g. less conservatism) than some might think. Look at historic districts (Washington Park, Ardmore, West Salem, West End, etc.) for more "enlightened" neighbors.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I agree with "the 7 oh 4"... W-S used to have a reputation for having a somewhat closed society, but that went by the wayside a long time ago. There's a lot more diversity here (e.g. less conservatism) than some might think. Look at historic districts (Washington Park, Ardmore, West Salem, West End, etc.) for more "enlightened" neighbors.
We lived in the Historic West End near downtown for years before moving to Charlotte...alot of artsy fartsy people lived there...very very liberal.

Not saying anything bad GSO (very nice city too)...just trying to set the record straight about W-S.

W-S had the very 1st Arts Council in the US...and per capita...people in W-S give more money to the arts than any city in the US.

I have live in W-S, GSO, Raleigh & Charlotte...I would not say that W-S is any more conservative than any other city...who ever told you that doesn't know what they are talking about.

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Old 06-23-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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I actually prefer to live in the Winston Salem area as oppose to Greensboro anyways.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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They're both nice places. I've lived in both, but a lot longer in W-S. If you're working in W-S, there's no reason to live in Greensboro just because of the perceived social climate. Besides, with the cost of gas these days.....

In addition to being #1 per capita in giving to the arts, the W-S United Way has also been one of the highest in the country in per capita giving. Both statistics say a lot about the community.
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