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Apartments for rent in Winston-Salem, NC

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Winston-Salem

My neighbor is quiet and secluded. It is also close to shops, a hospital,and downtown. It feels safe.

You can walk to the grocery store and some restaurants. You do need a car to get to the park. But everything you need is just a few minutes away.

You can be outside any time of day or night without being afraid. It is located a few minutes outside of the city limits, so it is quiet.

Neighborhood's nice low income homes; a few apts. Overall affordable/somewhat friendly but cautious. Most yards nice, but some litter on vacant lots. Near CVS pharmacy, Family Dollar, Chinese, Italian, McDonald's & Subway. Speedway gas station, Food Lion , Wake Forest U., Churches, parks, downtown. Public transportation. Go to parks and restaurants, shops. Museum nearby. Fairgrounds and Coliseum in area.

We chose this house to convince.close to highways,,stores close by. Just an okay neighborhood outside of house is outdated so our others in area.

I would like to have. Ore fastfood restaurant's. I would like to have a grocery store closer I like to have a upscale restaurant. I would like to have a clean park

Who Lives Here

Winston-Salem Demographics


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How expensive is it in Winston-Salem?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$1052$1025$1233$1440
Jan '24$1052$1035$1195$1550
Dec '23$1052$1037$1218$1507
Nov '23$1052$1042$1201$1445
Oct '23$1052$1032$1205$1430
Sep '23$1052$1036$1197$1445
Aug '23$867$1065$1215$1465
Jul '23$925$1116$1231$1635
Jun '23$937$1165$1265$1685
May '23$1018$1157$1267$1660
Apr '23$925$1155$1223$1622
Mar '23$960$1184$1216$1600
Feb '23$1102$1160$1216$1538

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Transportation

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Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2828

Walk Score®



Say 41 of 53 renters

Has Sidewalks


Say 28 of 53 renters

Percentage: 3131

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly


Say 27 of 53 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Grocery, Nightlife

Things To Do In Winston-Salem

Top Score


4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Winston-Salem is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 67% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size


3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 19% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Winston-Salem is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 40% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Winston-Salem.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 46% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Winston-Salem has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 37% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 34% more gas stations than areas of a similar size


2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size


2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Winston-Salem.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 11% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Winston-Salem doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 36% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Winston-Salem Features

Area Has Litter


Say 52 of 53 renters

Noise Late At Night


Say 51 of 53 renters

Area Has Potholes


Say 48 of 53 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family


Say 47 of 53 renters

Busy Streets


Say 45 of 53 renters

Near Grocery Stores


Say 40 of 53 renters

Mostly Older Buildings


Say 38 of 53 renters

Maintained Yards


Say 38 of 53 renters

Quiet Area


Say 37 of 53 renters

Safe For Families


Say 37 of 53 renters

Pet Friendly


Say 35 of 53 renters

Nearby Parks


Say 33 of 53 renters

Near Schools


Say 33 of 53 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside


Say 32 of 53 renters

Tree Lined Streets


Say 31 of 53 renters

Near Highways


Say 29 of 53 renters

Well Lit


Say 27 of 53 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings


Say 36 of 53 renters

Nice Views


Say 37 of 53 renters

Near Downtown


Say 38 of 53 renters

Winston-Salem Education


Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Winston-Salem

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Winston-Salem, NC

Everything to Know about finding apartments for rent in Winston-Salem, NC

A city that grew up around the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company, Winston-Salem offers more today than ever before. This charming town impresses with historical sites complete with cobblestone streets from yesteryear, museums, unique art galleries and inviting shops. New residents love the Arts District, wineries in the Yadkin Valley and ample outdoor adventures. It’s an ideal city, so start hunting for apartments for rent in Winston-Salem.


Winston-Salem is home to one of the world's longest continuously running airshows. The Winston-Salem Air Show celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2011.


One of the best things about Winston-Salem is its vast array of diverse neighborhoods with historic flair. If you prefer an urban style of living, then the charming and lively downtown district is for you. If suburban surroundings fit you best, look into the neighborhoods of Ardmore or the Wake Forest University area. Here are our picks for the best places to live in when it comes to looking at apartments in Winston-Salem:

  • Downtown: Winston-Salem's downtown area has grown from its industrial roots to become a hotbed of great nightlife. Look for apartments in old tobacco warehouses that have been turned into lofts.
  • Holly Avenue: Popular with young professionals and families who want affordable homes close to the action, Holly Avenue is an up-and-coming portion of the city near BB&T Ballpark.
  • Ardmore: One of the area's most beautiful historic districts, Ardmore is also home to Miller Park and medical facilities such as Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
  • Wake Forest University Area: Just outside of Winston-Salem, the area surrounding the University of Wake Forest draws students and families interested in good schools, a suburban lifestyle and a low cost of living.


Outdoor recreational areas are plentiful in Winston-Salem, and Happy Hounds Dog Park, at Horizon Park, is one of the city's top spots for furry friends. After a fun day at this pet-friendly park, take your pup to Wag Boutique for a special treat.


Want to experience the very best when looking for apartments in Winston-Salem? Check out our picks for the city's top things to do:

  • Best Food Festival: If you want to experience a taste of Winston-Salem, try Dishcrawl, Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours and Tour De Food festivals. These events make for a fun Saturday afternoon by combining the city's history with generous portions of locally produced foods provided by beloved restaurants in both the Arts District and the Downtown Historic West End.
  • Best Vineyard: For the area's best vineyard experience, visit Childress Vineyards, named after NASCAR team owner, Richard Childress. As the biggest winery in Yadkin Valley, Childress offers 12 varieties of European wines cultivated on more than 77 acres of land.
  • Best BBQ: With brisket and chopped pork joints all over the city, the only surefire way to pick a favorite is to taste the competition. Try our top three: Little Richard's Bar-B-Que, Honky Tonk Smokehouse and J.S. Pulliam Barbeque.
  • Best Community Theater: The best community theater is The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, which is the biggest and oldest continuously running community theater in the country. Previously known as Twin City Stage, this theater company produces educational and community-based plays.


If you're looking for free things to do in Winston-Salem, head to Bailey Park, located in the Innovation Quarter. The park boasts a beautiful green space and hosts a variety of free events throughout the year, including the Bailey Blues and Bluegrass festival. Or, head to downtown's Old Salem, a restored Moravian community and home to Salem College and Salem Academy, one of the oldest girls' schools in the U.S.


Discover a different side of Winston-Salem with these outstanding adventures:

  • Feel like a pilot at the annual Winston-Salem Air Show: This venerable tradition happens in September each year. The original air show featured a wood and canvas biplane with hair-raising exhibitions. More than 100 years later, the air show today features much more daring aerial feats by both civilian and military planes.
  • Relive your glory days at the Carolina Classic Fair: This annual event features a renowned market, competitions, an entertainment building, exhibits, rides, games and tasty fair food.
  • Be a kid again at the Spooktacular Fall Festival: Every October, residents gather for frightfully fun activities and entertainment at six recreation centers for the Spooktacular Fall Festival.
  • Appreciate the arts at the River Run International Film Festival: This April event is one of the top-rated film festivals in the southeastern United States.
  • Become a connoisseur at two wine festivals: Winston-Salem boasts two yearly wine festivals, the North Carolina Wine Festival on Memorial Day weekend and the Salute! North Carolina Wine Celebration in June


For a fun, educational and family-friendly activity, take the kids to Kaleideum Downtown, a museum that combines SciWorks and the former Children's Museum of Winston-Salem. Kids can enjoy dozens of hands-on exhibits and even explore an enchanted forest.


Winston-Salem is known for its strong public education system, with notable schools including Whitaker Elementary, Meadowlark Elementary, The Downtown School and Mount Tabor High School.


Situated just over 200 miles from the Atlantic coast, Winston-Salem is an easy drive from sunny vacations at Wrightsville and Carolina beaches in North Carolina and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. About an hour to the southwest, Charlotte also provides great options for dining, shopping and seeing a show.

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