City of Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem is located in Forsyth County in North Carolina. The median income is $40,869 and the median home value is $141,500. The unemployment rate is 12.84% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 19.1 minutes each day. The population is 55.5% White, 34.9% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 2.1% Asian, and 7.4% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Winston-Salem, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Winston-Salem has a Walk Score® of 22.
Median Household Income$40,869
Median Home Price$141,500
Wineries Less than an hour from Winston-Salem is a burgeoning wine country. The Yadkin Valley is home to about 35 wineries and vineyards on more than 1 million acres of land designated an American Viticultural Area. A little bit of Tuscany is in North Carolina thanks to the soil’s agreeable treatment of European grapes, and this continental atmosphere is muddled with classic Southern charm. The wineries keep Winston-Salem’s calendar full with events and festivals including concerts and grape-stomping. Bethabara Park
Winston-Salem is a city that appreciates arts and culture, so it's no surprise that it's home to a prominent art museum. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art has one of the best collections of American paintings and sculptures in the United States. Built in 1912, the home was originally a private residence for R.J. Reynolds, namesake and founder of the country’s second-largest tobacco company. Two generations of the Reynolds family lived on the estate before it was opened to the public.
The cookbook of award-winning Sweet Potatoes restaurant in Winston-Salem is titled Well Shut My Mouth!. And, when diners eat at Sweet Potatoes, that is exactly what they do. This Downtown Arts District eatery dishes out Southern cooking with a Sweet Potatoes twist.
Winston-Salem’s culinary landscape is deeply rooted in tradition. All of the city’s food has Southern flair, from a breakfast sandwich to classic barbecue. Breakfast of Course Open since 2010, Breakfast of Course is one of Winston-Salem’s most popular restaurants for any time of day. The second generation of the Mary’s of Course, Breakfast of Course serves favorites from the original restaurant that grew too cramped for the city’s legions of devoted diners.
Parks The Recreation and Parks Department in Winston-Salem takes care of more than 70 parks. Every park is open from sunup to sundown with almost 50 playgrounds, about 90 soccer and softball fields, and more than 100 tennis courts being popular spots. Even man’s best friend can play too; Washington Park is a no-leash dog park. Golf
Hanes Mall The Hanes Mall, with more than 200 stores, is one of the largest shopping malls in the Winston-Salem area. Department store anchors such as Macy’s and Sears are found here with more than a dozen different restaurants. The mall’s calendar is often full, offering shoppers free concerts and opportunities to give to local causes. Downtown Arts District