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Living in Winston-Salem

Whether 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.

When the superior North Carolina weather draws you outdoors, you can float or kayak down the Dan and Yadkin rivers, hike at Pilot Mountain or climb at Hanging Rock, all within an hour of Winston-Salem. Even closer to home you can stay fit on the extensive greenway system, in the city and county parks and with local racing events.

A vibrant intellectual and cultural element draws from the energy of the local universities: Wake 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 Piedmont Opera, to theatrical productions, and social dances.

The 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 scene.

Local sports fans enjoy the Winston-Salem Dash, the Wake Forest Demons Deacons, and the Winston-Salem State Rams.

Winston-Salem’s 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.

Convenient housing options 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 Medical Center.

Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities are open and welcoming for all. To explore more see below:

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