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Old 01-14-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hi,

I'm interviewing for a job in Winston-Salem and am interested in the area, specifically the cultural offerings. My wife and I (both in our mid-20's) currently live in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, and I'm interested if Winston-Salem has any similar areas? This would hopefully contain older, well-kept housing stock, walkable neighborhoods, and non-chain restaurants. Any suggestions on the area/neighborhoods? Areas to avoid? We're definitely not into vinyl-siding suburban areas (its just not us)! We'd welcome any input and thanks in advance!
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If you targeted the West End, and worked your way West through Country Club Road, Robinhood Road, the Beuna Vista and Reynolda neighborhoods, Peace Haven Road and beyond, you'll probably find something to your liking.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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I think the stock answer for you is to check out the West End and Ardmore (Washington Park for older homes, however, not so much on the amenities). West End is just that, on the west end of downtown with plenty of non conventional restaurants and cafes and large victorian/1900 era homes. Ardmore is more eclectic with it's home selections, you can find newer builds, 50's ranchers and 20's storybook, you name it the style is there. Ardmore is very walkable and offers the ability to walk to the grocery, however, not so many restaurants. You'll find the prices higher in the West End, than Ardmore. When we moved here a couple of years ago, we chose a quiet suburban neighborhood and looking at it again, I would probably have tried Ardmore for more of a walkability factor. You'll find a lot of info on here if you search for those two key terms. Post any new questions you may have.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Thanks for those suggestions - we'll check it out!
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm interviewing for a job in Winston-Salem and am interested in the area, specifically the cultural offerings. My wife and I (both in our mid-20's) currently live in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, and I'm interested if Winston-Salem has any similar areas? This would hopefully contain older, well-kept housing stock, walkable neighborhoods, and non-chain restaurants. Any suggestions on the area/neighborhoods? Areas to avoid? We're definitely not into vinyl-siding suburban areas (its just not us)! We'd welcome any input and thanks in advance!
Why anyone would leave chicago for here is beyond me, but having done the same thing more than 30 years ago (before either of you were born )
lived off Broadway&Addison near old Wrigley Field.

My daughter lived here: Winston Salem Apartments Nissen Building Apartment and loved it. Short-term lease agreements.
Others: Living Downtown
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Well, it ain't Chicago, but for its size Winston-Salem has a lot to offer. Big on the arts, visual and performing, a number of good local bars and restaurants, and friendly people. The downtown is becoming a nice after-hours/weekend destination after years of neglect, and there are tons of neat things to do in the regional area (e.g., mountains, wineries, camping/hiking, athletic events, etc.). And we're only about 3 to 3 1/2 hours from the coast. I think you'll find it to be a great place to live!
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