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Old 12-28-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Hi,
Just curious if anyone out there knows what Walnut Cove, Germantown, King, or Rural Hall is like? My wife and I are looking for a quiet town with basic amenities and less than 20 minutes from Winston-Salem. We are more interested in being close to hiking, lakes, and outdoorsy stuff than the city. Do any of the towns surrounding Winston have nice scenery/topography? For example, rolling hills, or nice views? Any suggstions? Nothing too "rednecky" where everyone has straight pipes and likes shootin' stuff but you know what I mean. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Clemmons is worth consideration.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Those towns are rural so yes people like to take advantage of their blessing from god and hunt.
Redneck that is in the eye of the beholder
King where RJR does most of it operations now has more foothill views and great views of Pilot Mountain ande Hanging Rock is nearby as well, Walnut Cove is close to beautiful Belews Lake and it really rural.
use google map street views to view what each area looks like or google earth

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Old 12-28-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I agree with Sunny...the northern fringes of Forsyth or southern Stokes offer the best as far as the proximity to hiking, lakes, and outdoors. In this area you are closest to Hanging Rock and Pilot Mtn for hiking, camping; Belews Lake and the Yadkin for boating, swimming, water skiing, or canoeing....and the Blue Ridge Parkway is less than an hour away up US52/I74.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I have nothing against hunting...just don't like hearing it from my own yard like I do now.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Clemmons...but it is quite expensive. One of the BEST suburbs of Winston-Salem.

Kernersville is much more affordable and is equal distance to Winston-Salem and Greensboro...about 20 minutes to either.

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Old 12-29-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Urban and commercial sprawl is starting to spread toward Clemmons. Growth has slowed because of the economy but I predict it will one day merge along the 158 corridor with W-S. It's not the x-roads village I remember from back in the 90s. Getting that bedroom community feeling. Highway 158 is definitely getting busier these days heading from the Hanes Mall area west toward Clemmons

If the OP wants access to outdoor activities, yet be close to a major thoroughfare to get into W-S quickly, I'd say up north on 52 or west on 421.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I have to agree with Silverwing. I just commuted from Mt Airy to Clemmons for a year and it is crowded and expensive. I would look up 52 north towards Pilot Mtn., King, Rural Hall.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Tasmtairy-
Are the towns you listed pretty nice? We're making a list of towns to take a look at for when we go down there.
Thanks
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: mount airy nc
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Mount airy is a quiet town ,it's the hometown of Andy Griffen, in fact we have "MayBerry Days " in September and also "Autumn Leaves Festival" in October. Your about 9 miles from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway up hwy 52 . Not much industry here all have moved to China thanks to Nafta high unemployment. It's about 36 miles to Winston-Salem nice road, Also very close to I-77 . Mostly local people but also many retirees chose to make it home here. We have a large selection of decent restaurants ,a cinema (I think 3-4 screens).

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