Homes for sale in Winston Salem NC come in all shapes, types, styles, and more! This area is known for the arts, tobacco, and more recently medical innovation. The cost of living in Winston-Salem is much lower than other parts of the country. Therefore, the variety and selection of homes are vast. The county seat of Forsyth County is Winston-Salem, but it is not a huge town. It is our largest metro in the county and the immediate area next to Greensboro. The residents here enjoy all four seasons with some light snow in winter, beautiful fall foliage, spring flower blooms, and even some summer scorchers. Likewise, the good people of Winston-Salem have a lot of housing options to enjoy. The offerings of the area include everything from Downtown condos to well-equipped horse farms. Now let’s talk more about the homes for sale in Winston-Salem NC.
If you are looking for something in the Downtown Winston-Salem area you have the options of renting or buying. The expected price range for a condo in the Downtown Winston-Salem area can range from $125,000 all the way to upwards of $1 million for top level penthouse units. The great part about living in the city is the close proximity to just about anything. There are gyms, bars, restaurants, and even a couple of general stores all within a few blocks. The city also has a reliable public transportation system and cab companies. If you have the option of living and working in Downtown Winston-Salem then it really is a great experience.
If you do not have the option or desire to live in Downtown then you may want to consider some of the other popular urban neighborhoods. Ardmore is a large and very popular neighborhood with some very unique style homes. The lots are a little larger, the trees are mature, and it also has tons of sidewalks. This area is a great place to be around Halloween as they close a few streets and all the locals can trick-or-treat. It is just a short drive to anywhere in town and is very close to the hospital area. Homes for sale in the Ardmore neighborhood tend to range from $150,000- $300,000.
If you are looking for more of an upper-end neighborhood then Buena Vista is the spot for you. This well-known and prestigious neighborhood has some larger homes with varying degrees of architecture and living space. Well manicured landscapes and unique home styles line the streets. This neighborhood is known for quality and character. Many of the Buena Vista homes for sale are older and have had extensive renovations and updates. There are a few that are new construction. If you are searching for a home in Buena Vista then you should budget $300,000-$1M+.
If you really like Winston-Salem or just work there but do not want to live in the city then this area has some awesome suburban areas. Popular towns around Winston-Salem include Clemmons, Lewisville, Pfafftown, Kernersville, Walkertown, Rural Hall, and several others. These towns all offer their own variety of housing options. Typically the popularity and costs of homes in these areas are driven by the strength of the school system. The great school districts always tend to hold value well. Many tract-built homes exist in these communities creating larger new construction neighborhoods in various price ranges. The commute to Winston-Salem is less than thirty minutes from just about any one of these communities.
Other attractions in the area can also influence your choice. If you are a water lover then you may want to have a Winston-Salem waterfront home. Unfortunately, your options will be limited. Salem Lake is one of the largest bodies of water around Winston-Salem and it has very few housing options. Meanwhile, if you are willing to accept a longer commute of thirty to forty-five minutes then you have a few more lake options. High Rock lake homes are very popular since this is the second largest lake in North Carolina. The home options that are available on the lake vary from affordable mobile homes all the way up to million dollar estates. High Rock lake has around 365 miles of shoreline and 15,000 acres of water surface to explore. There is no shortage of activities and fun at the lake. Another popular lake that is a little closer is Belews Lake. This lake is much smaller and has fewer homes for sale. Nonetheless, Belews Lake is a very fun place to live or just visit. The water is deep, and clear making it very attractive. Likewise, the water is usually warm year round due to a power plant on the lake that uses the water as a coolant and circulates the warm water into the lake.
If you are not much of a lake person then do not worry Winston-Salem area has many other great attractions for residents. Golfing is a very popular pass time in NC. Anyone living in Forsyth county can choose from no less than a dozen golf courses within a short commute. Likewise, there are many golf course communities in the Winston-Salem area that offer some great homes on the golf course and even townhomes. The weather in this area allows for golfers to play most of the year.
Are you totally opposed to outdoor activity? Then Winston-Salem’s very own Hanes Mall is probably your destination of choice. This very large mall can be a great place to shop, eat, or just walk around. The area surrounding the mall offers even more shopping with major stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Hobby Lobby, Target, and many more. If shopping is your pastime then you will have plenty of options to keep you busy. If you master all the shopping in Winston-Salem then it is only about an hours drive to Concord Mills Mall well known for housing the closest Bass Pro Shops.
As you can see home for sale in Winston-Salem NC come in all sizes, shapes and locations. When you are considering a move to the area you have many things to consider. Location to work as well as distance to your favorite attractions are important variables when choosing your location. The Carolina Crew, Inc of Keller Williams Realty in Winston-Salem is your one stop shop for anything real estate related. We have a detailed buyer consultation to help guide you in your home search and buying process. Contact us for more information or visit us online to browse all the available homes for sale in Winston Salem NC.