In a recent survey conducted by CBS Moneywatch, Winston Salem in North Carolina was cited as one of the top ten places to retire to in the whole of the United States. When considering the city as a retirement location it may well be a good idea to think about renting to see if you like the look and feel of the city before committing yourself further. A quick Google search for “apartments winston salem” will bring up a number of real estate agencies in this city.
With its relatively mild climate, (average temperatures in winter range from a low of 28’F or -2’C to 51’F or 11’c , and in summer from 67’F or 19’C to 89’F or 32’C), Winston Salem has proved an attractive proposition in recent years for many north Americans looking to escape from the increasingly brutal winters of recent years. When considering just such an escape, the wide range of rental apartments in Winston Salem on offer provides opportunities for all, regardless of financial status.
Winston Salem is comprised of a number of different neighborhoods, each unique and distinctive, but catering to all tastes and pockets.
Buena Vista/West Highlands/Runnymede is an area west of West End of the city. It’s home mostly to Tudor style mansions, leafy avenues populated with oak trees and wide sidewalks.
The Olde Vineyard is varied architecturally as it was developed over the course of the years from the 1950’s to the present day. Here you will find a range of housing from contemporary to traditional, mid 20th century to ranch style.
South Fork is an area situated around the Country Club Road. It is also very close to the Forsyth Hospital. Accommodation here is of all shapes and sizes from apartments or condos to manor style houses, but it should be noted that sidewalks are rare. There are several attractions including the Forsyth County Club, Hathaway Park and the South Fork Park & Community Center.
West Salem dates back to 1782. It was originally developed as farmland before becoming suburbia as Winston Salem expanded during the industrialization of the early 1900’s. In this area there over 1000 homes in a variety of styles from Craftsmen style bungalows, to 19th Century Greek revival. There is a strong community spirit in this area most notably evidenced by the community garden in which residents grow produce for themselves and the wider community.
Downtown has recently become revitalized. The old tobacco warehouses as well as textile factories of earlier industrial times have been turned into stylish modern apartments in Winston Salem’s center, surrounded by the restaurants, art galleries, cinemas and all the attractions of a modern vibrant city.
These are just a few of the districts of one of the fastest growing cities of North Carolina.