Living in Winston-Salem
your interests are hiking and camping in the beautiful parks nearby, enjoying
the artistic endeavors in the “City of the Arts,” or enjoying a night on the
town, Winston-Salem has something to offer everyone.
the superior North Carolina weather draws you outdoors, you can float or kayak down
the Dan and Yadkin
rivers, hike at Pilot
climb at Hanging
all within an hour of Winston-Salem. Even closer to home you can stay fit on
greenway system, in the city and county parks and with local racing events.
vibrant intellectual and cultural element draws from the energy of the local
Forest University, Winston-Salem
State University, UNC School
of the Arts and
the historic women’s college, Salem College. History
aficionados will be drawn to Old Salem and
Bethabara, early Moravian settlements. Winston-Salem
offers many options to lovers of the arts from the Winston-Salem symphonyand
productions, and social dances.
revitalized downtown is bustling, with First Friday gallery hops in the Downtown Arts
District, the Downtown Summer Music Series on Friday and Saturday evenings and multiple
unique local restaurants. The strong local food movement and multiple North Carolina
wineries help add the final touches to the downtown food
sports fans enjoy the Winston-Salem Dash, the Wake Forest Demons Deacons, and the Winston-Salem State Rams.
local charm and southern friendliness may make you never want to leave. If you
do want a quick get- away for a long weekend you will love the Great Smoky
Mountains(3 hours), Carolina Beach (4 hours), Charleston(5 hours) or Savannah (6 hours). Air travel is easy at the Piedmont
Triad International Airport, which offers direct flights to New York, Atlanta,
D.C., and many other destinations.
abound. Many fellows and faculty have chosen to live in Ardmore to be within walking or biking distance of
Medical Center. Others prefer the outlying communities in Clemmons, Lewisville or Kernersville, all within a 15 minute drive. If you enjoy the
downtown feel you can rent one of the converted tobacco or textile lofts, only a short drive or bike ride from the
and the surrounding communities are open and welcoming for all. To explore more
and the Arts:
www.dwsp.org (downtown WS)