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Answered: WStoday readers share why they moved to Winston-Salem

According to the US Census Bureau, Forsyth County has a total population of 382,590 people, with a projected growth of one percent every year.

WStoday: Winston-Salem skyline overlooking Innovation Quarter

While our city is thriving in some areas, readers also shared what they would like to see improve.

Photo by Linville Team Partners Commercial Real Estate

Last week, we asked our readers why they decided to move to the Twin City — here’s what they said:

45% of readers said “job opportunity”
29% of readers said “family”
8% of readers said “cost of living”
8% of readers said “fresh start”
6% of readers said “education/schools”
4% of readers said “other”

When it comes to the main reason people enjoy the city, 34 % of readers said “southern charm” and 23% responded with “the art scene.”

Some readers shared their input on what they’d like to see in Winston-Salem:
“More robust regional transit options.” — Joshua L.
“A little bit of snow in the winter!” — Susan F.
“A French restaurant!” Karen M.
“More single people to date!” — Dee B.
“More affordable housing options for young people.” — Christina V.
“Vegan only restaurants” — In H.
“More sidewalks and trails within the city limits.” Lori J.
“Train transport to Charlotte, Raleigh, DC” — Patrice S.
“Nothing! We love the entire vibe!” — Gale K.

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