A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$724
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Winston-Salem Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    495
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    180
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,564
    525
  • Theft
    3,556
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    296
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,882
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I have lived in Winston - Salem my whole life and I love it. A very good place for business and young people who want a fresh start. The roads could use some work. Traffic here is a disaster especially on Stratford Road and Hanes Mall Boulevard. There is more than enough to do here such as the Downtown Arts District, Old Salem, Reynolda, Kid Entertainment, and the shopping. Winston - Salem is growing and we need a little bit more entertainment. The schools are some of the best in the state. Overall Winston - Salem is a great place to live if you're single, married, have kids, or retired. Thanks Mayor Allen Joines!
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Winston-Salem is a great place to raise a family and children. The weather is beautiful I love the rain and all the green trees. There's not a good selection in the job market, but that's OK because Winston Salem is also a great place to retire. The cost of living is very reasonable if you plan on buying a home in Winston Salem you hit the jackpot because the houses comes with a lot of land . The people in Winston Salem are friendly and helpful, there are many historical places to visit and the food is remarkable! So if you're looking for a place to raise children or retire Winston Salem is the perfect place to live.
Absolutely a wonderful town for any age! Lots of great food, sports, arts and activities! I work and live less than 30 minutes outside of Winston Salem. My children attended private school in the city, played competitive sports in the city, we have favorite eating spots and love to go to Winston for most of our activities. Our adult children still prefer Winston Salem over our local town and Greensboro. With Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University, we are so fortunate to have such amazing places so close by!