Old SalemFORSYTH COUNTY (www.co.forsyth.nc.us) Forsyth County began as a Moravian settlement in 1753. The town of Salem was founded in 1766 as the central town in the area. In 1851, the town of Winston was named the county seat. Winston and Salem (www.ci.winston-salem.nc.us) eventually merged into one metropolitan area that is now the largest city in Forsyth County and the 5th largest city in the state of North Carolina. A one hour drive from Winston-Salem takes you to the breathtakingly beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Visiting mountain communities for spectacular leaf watching, skiing, and shopping for handcrafted artwork are just a few of the weekend activities you can enjoy. A four hour drive has you walking along some of the most pristine beaches of the Atlantic coastline. Winston-Salem is home to the nations first arts council, The Stevens Center for the Performing Arts, The North Carolina School of the Arts, numerous museums, festivals, historic parks, performing arts theatres, and the Winston-Salem Symphony. The Piedmont Triad was ranked one in the top 100 cities for high-tech growth according to "Standard and Poor's" report on U.S. Metro economies. Wake Forest University has been rated as one of the most "wired" campuses in the US.
City of Winston-SalemWinston-Salem has the lowest cost of living within any metro area of North Carolina. With a population of about 174,000 people, Winston-Salem has big city opportunities with a small home-town feel.
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