Welcome to the Neighborhood...


Relocating to a new city can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. Housing and neighborhoods are probably one of the most important decisions that a person or family needs to make when looking at a new city. In the Winston-Salem area, there are many options for housing within the downtown area and outlying communities. Below is general housing and neighborhood information about the area.







Temporary Housing Resources:

Please visit the sites below for other temporary housing:


Neighborhoods in the Area:

Whether you are interested in living in the hustle and bustle of Downtown or surrounding suburban areas, Winston-Salem has a place for you.

For more information on the surrounding communities of Winston-Salem please click on the links below:

For more information on nearby cities please click on the links below:


Purchasing a Home Resources:

Wake Forest University has partnered with The Ginther Group to provide area information and special relocation rates.  

Blake Ginther of The Ginther Group will assist you with your relocation needs.

Services provided include:

  • Personalized area tour
  • Custom relocation kit
  • Assistance with home-finding, rental, or purchase

The University partners with this firm as a convenience and does not evaluate, endorse, or warrant the services offered.



The Faculty Drive Neighborhood is a residential community located on the Wake Forest University campus.  The neighborhood was conceived in the 1950s by faculty of Wake Forest College, who believed that a community of faculty and staff living near campus would enhance the overall collegiate experience.  The concept replicated the existing arrangement on the old campus. Over the years the Faculty Drive Neighborhood, which is all within the University’s gates, has been home to many of the University’s most well-known and respected faculty and staff.

If you wish to be among the first to receive notification that properties have become available for purchase or have additional questions on mortgage assistance, please contact Jenny Bush, Property Administrator for Wake Forest Properties (the University’s Real Estate department), by phone at 336.758.5584 or by email at bushje@wfu.edu, and request to be added to the Faculty Drive Notification List.

Wake Forest contracts with five moving and storage firms to provide discounted services to new faculty and staff moving from out of state or within North Carolina.  For more information on arranging moving services please visit the Wake Forest Procurement page.


Resources you may find helpful:

Moving Tools and Financial Calculators

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