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Here’s why people are moving to Winston-Salem

Let’s look at what factors put our city on the map.

WStoday: Winston-Salem skyline overlooking Innovation Quarter

Winston-Salem continues its legacy as the City of Arts and Innovation.

Photo by Linville Team Partners Commercial Real Estate

The Twin City boasts arts and innovation. Combined with its Southern charm, it’s no wonder Winston-Salem is ranked among the top places to live in the US.

According to Livability Editor-in Chief Amanda Ellis, here are the top five factors that influence moving to a new place.

  • New job
  • Education/schools
  • Family
  • Fresh start
  • Cut costs

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. Ellis noted that Winston-Salem thrives when it comes to housing and living costs. The city ranked No. 10 on Forbes’ list of the 25 Best Cities for Renters and No. 1 in the study’s affordability category in 2024.

The economic landscape of the Twin City is ever evolving with top industries that attract local and national talent. Plus, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities that are fun for the whole family.

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