Your Guide to Moving to Winston-Salem, NC

Resources for your move

Getting Started

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the feeling of a small town wrapped up in a big city. Once known for industries like tobacco and textiles, it has broadened its appeal as a center of art, culture, and food while still playing homage to its past. From shopping to street art to living history museums, there are lots of things to do in Winston-Salem and plenty of people to meet.  


We’ve compiled the following resources to help prepare you for the move:

  • The Buying Process in North Carolina
  • Buying When You Live Out of State
  • Neighborhood + School Information
  • Winston’s Most Popular Neighborhoods 
  • Short-Term Rental Options
  • Storage Solutions

The Buying Process in North Carolina

Please check out our buyer’s packet, HERE, for a complete guide to buying a home in North Carolina. Ready to get started? Contact Haley, your Relocation Expert, HEREIf you need to sell your home before moving, please reach out to us anytime. We work with top agents across the US and can refer you to someone great to help you through the process.

Buying When You Live Out of State

If possible, schedule a time to visit the city prior to moving – this will give you a chance to get a feel for the city and check out neighborhoods. If visiting in-person isn’t an option, research will be key!  We’ll be there to help guide you through the process from afar. We specialize in relocations so video tours are always an option!  To get a good feel for the area, we recommend using Google Maps – Street View to check out specific neighborhoods and local shopping areas for each home that we see together.  Be sure to consider your commute when researching neighborhoods. If possible, map out your work, school district, etc. and determine the distances to and from each during rush hours. In Winston-Salem this is 7:30 am – 9:00 am and 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.  

Neighborhood Information

We recommend checking out the following websites to gather information on neighborhood specific stats:

Neighborhood Scout

City Data

For information on school zones and to search schools by ranking, visit GreatSchools.

Popular Neighborhoods

Whether you’re looking for great schools, a farm with space to raise goats, or a condo in downtown, it’s likely that Winston has a neighborhood to fit the bill. 


Follow the link HERE to see some of Winston area’s most popular neighborhoods.  

Short-Term Rental Options

In some cases, a more short-term rental is required. If you are planning to buy soon after moving, we recommend renting a month to month or short-term rental to live in while you shop for homes. 

Resources for Short-Term Options:

  1. Airbnb – Many Airbnbs offer short to long term rental options. In most cases, Airbnbs come furnished and utilities are typically covered.

  2. Corporate Housing – This service specializes in corporate housing and offers fully furnished homes and apartments for varying periods of time.

  3. Craigslist: Sublets & Temporary – Many of these short-term rentals are not furnished. These are typically offered by private renters that need to get out of their lease early. Beware of scams!

  4. Facebook Group: ‘Winston-Salem Rentals, Apartments, Rooms’ – This is very similar to Craigslist, however it allows for you to get a better idea of who you are renting from (Facebook profiles).    

Storage Solutions

If you are in need of storage, we’ve listed some of the most popular storage companies in Winston-Salem. Be sure to ask about their specials!

  1. Public Storage – Storage ranges in sizes from 5′ x 5′ to 10′ x 20′ rooms.


  2. Extra Space Storage – Storage ranges in sizes from 5′ x 5′ to 10′ x 25′ rooms.



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