Winston Salem Corporate Housing: Taking in the SouthThere aren’t many things in the world that could bring more pleasure to an earthly soul to know that they will be spending a few weeks or months living in corporate housing in Winston-Salem. Working here during the summer months is, off course, ideal, but the other months are just as pleasant, if not downright amazing. Before you know it your southern drawl will kick in, but not without the natives cringing at your attempt. But not to worry, it will come in soon enough and you will be able to enjoy everything that the south offers.Getting to know Winston-Salem is like reading a classic American novel. There is so much history at the heart of this tome and it is buried deep within the soul of its people, its buildings and its ways. This city owes its very being to the Moravians who first settled on the Wachovia. There were German-speaking and they were strong Protestants. The town grew rapidly, even before Independence, with an aim to be self sufficient. As the years rolled into decades, and the decades swelled to centuries, we fast forward to a community that once comprised two towns, Winston and Salem, that then became one.
- Clemmons: The village of Clemmons is a family-friendly community known for its good school district. If you are relocating to Winston-Salem with children, Clemmons is a quiet neighborhood to raise them in.
- Lewisville: Lewisville corporate housing is also an excellent place to raise a family, but it’s known for being quieter at night than Clemmons.
- Advance: There’s been a lot of new upscale development in the tiny town of Advance. Basically the town consists of a post office, a gas station, and a lot of new mansions.
- Kernersville: Kernersville is a small city of a little less than 20,000 residents. A lot of professionals in their mid-thirties live here, so the town has a quiet, settled feeling to it.
Things to do in Winston-SalemThere isn’t a shortage of things to do in this part of the south. One of the things you may want to take advantage of is the sublime weather that this region is blessed with. There are a few outdoor activities you can do as well as some indoor ones. Here are just a few to get you acquainted with the land.
- Meadowlands Golf Club on Meadowlands Drive off Rt 109: An invigorating golf club with links designed by Hale Irwin. The opportunity for long drives, precise chips and challenging putts is a recipe for a fantastic afternoon. There are a couple of other nice courses around Winston-Salem and you may like some north of the city, but one other thing you will like about this one is the scenic drive south along Rt 109.
- SciWorks on West Hanes Mill Rd.: If you have your family moving with you to Winston, this is one place you would want to visit often. There are a lot of exhibits and hands on projects the kids could learn a whole lot from. There is a museum, a planetarium and an environmental park. It’s not entirely possible to get all the benefits of this place in one day, so plan to go back often.
- Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art on Marguerite Drive: There is a lot going on in the south in terms of revivals and contemporary art. There is a lot of soul in the southern way and the best expression of that soul is in art. Take time when you’re in the south, especially in Winston Salem to enjoy the weather, by all means, but more importantly divert your attention to the contemporary art scene that is making a string presence here.
- Yadkin Valley Wine Country on Hwy 421: The North Carolina wine valley begins at the footsteps of Winston-Salem. There are a number of producers here that take advantage of the North Carolina temperature and humidity to produce some up and coming cultivars. While you’re here check out the Laurel Gray Vineyards east of Winston on the old Hwy 421
- Old Salem Historic District on Race St.: The old Salem buildings and the Moravian culture that were the roots of the Winston-Salem area can be found here. The culture is based on the old Moravian church of the Protestant denomination. There is a strong German culture within this denomination and some aspects can still be traced back to the area. This place is a worthy visit.