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Old 02-09-2006, 10:49 AM
 
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Thinking of relocating, please tell me anything you can about this area, schools, neighborhoods, shopping, employment, etc.
Thanks!

Stacy
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:25 PM
 
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Winston-Salem is home to a major tobacco co., as well as Wake Forest University and its highly ranked medical center and teaching hospital. The city is a significant financial center, and the area recently landed a very significant job-creating opportunity when a key computer manufacturer began major operations in the vicinity.

The city is located in the nothwestern Piedmont of NC, and is associated with a group of neighboring cities collectively known as the "Triad." The city is hilly, with a temperate climate, and with dense hardwood forests (typical of the Piedmont region). It can get hot and humid in the summer, and quite chilly in the winter (modest snowfall in not uncommon).

The city seems to be quite popular with young people, and the downtown area is a focal point for cutting-edge musicians and "indie" music. There's plenty of shopping both in W-S and in neighboring towns such as Greensboro. In addition, there are nice restaurants, live music shows, and nightclubs.

As for schools (public), NC has a big problem here in most counties. Well-off parents tend to send their children to private schools. This is not meant to condemn all NC schools--my wife works in the school system. The problem is each community has good to excellent schools, all the way down to schools that are more like correctional facilities. It just depends upon where you live and the school district you're in. Check it out carefully.

Employment is fair to excellent depending upon your field of expertise--medicine, accounting or finance, biotech research, advanced computer skills--are generally in demand.
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:13 AM
 
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It's a boring place.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:06 AM
 
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Caleb - How are schools set up down there? I heard that the schools go by county. Is there alot of busing? If I move there, I would like my kids to be able to walk - is that realistic? Also, do you know any specific schools/areas to avoid?

Thanks Terry
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:07 PM
 
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Winston-Salem, NC is a great place to live, if you are coming from the north you will get more Bang! for your Buck! Also we have a great night life. WInston Salem is apart of the Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point). Call me or email me if you would like to know more.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Winston is a great place to raise a family. It has some great school options--public & private, but DO THE RESEARCH. Because they are county schools, any of the "rating" sites, rank it as marginal. Look at specific schools. There is a lot of choice as though each housed has a "home school", there are other options (w/ transportation provided) in your "zone." I don't think there would be many schools accessible by walking, as they are closer to main streets. I taught at an expensive private school for a year, but would definitely try public schools first.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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I wouldn't let my kids walk to school,not in any area.It's just not safe anymore.Far too many loonies,and they are everywhere these days.You might could get in on a carpool w. some local parents though,and take turns driving.

As for myself and my kids..I can't say anything bad about the schools! My daughter just graduated HS from a WSFC school,and is at a NC University now.She had no trouble getting into the one she wanted.She took mostly AP courses and really excelled in math and science (she wants to be a Pharmacist),and foreign languages,as has my son,and the schools were just excellent at helping them get where they are.I know a lot of ppl homeschool nowadays for various reasons,and I'm not putting that down...I only know that *I could not have gotten them where they are now on my own.My daughter is taking Calculus I this semester at college,and my son can do trig and calc as well and the foreign languages,chemistry,science,etc. that they've taken,is NOT a place where I could have gotten them,had I homeschooled,(at least not without some outside help from someone who could assist specifically with math,science,chemistry,and foreign languages).

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Old 09-29-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: High Point NC
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well ive live in high point but my girlfriend lives in winston-salem been dateing for for almost a year and i like winston-salem but she lives on the southside so yea crime is up there, but still i over look that cause winston does have a good police dpt but i find it a verry beautiful city with big tall buildings i love to jus go downtown in the summer and sit at the park and take it ez
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Winston-Salem is home to a major tobacco co., as well as Wake Forest University and its highly ranked medical center and teaching hospital. The city is a significant financial center, and the area recently landed a very significant job-creating opportunity when a key computer manufacturer began major operations in the vicinity.

The city is located in the nothwestern Piedmont of NC, and is associated with a group of neighboring cities collectively known as the "Triad." The city is hilly, with a temperate climate, and with dense hardwood forests (typical of the Piedmont region). It can get hot and humid in the summer, and quite chilly in the winter (modest snowfall in not uncommon).

The city seems to be quite popular with young people, and the downtown area is a focal point for cutting-edge musicians and "indie" music. There's plenty of shopping both in W-S and in neighboring towns such as Greensboro. In addition, there are nice restaurants, live music shows, and nightclubs.

As for schools (public), NC has a big problem here in most counties. Well-off parents tend to send their children to private schools. This is not meant to condemn all NC schools--my wife works in the school system. The problem is each community has good to excellent schools, all the way down to schools that are more like correctional facilities. It just depends upon where you live and the school district you're in. Check it out carefully.

Employment is fair to excellent depending upon your field of expertise--medicine, accounting or finance, biotech research, advanced computer skills--are generally in demand.
EXCELLENT post....props to you!
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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It's a boring place.
And you live where....?
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