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Winston-Salem Real Estate

Winston-Salem’s roots date back to 1766 when the Moravians religious group from Eastern Europe established Salem. After the Civil War the city of Winston, just north of Salem emerged as a bustling industrial center. The 2 cities merged in 1913. Business’ established by R. J. Reynolds and the Hanes family grew the industrial and financial importance of Winston-Salem and the city rose to be a national leader in tobacco and textile manufacturing. Piedmont Airlines, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, T.W. Garner Food Company and Goody’s headache powders also originated in Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem is the fifth largest city in North Carolina with a 2018 estimated population of 246,328. It is home to six colleges and universities including Salem College, the longest, continuously running women’s college in the U.S. as well as the prestigious Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University. The past decade has brought a surge in growth and revitalization in the downtown area with hotels, restaurants, and apartments under construction.