Winston-Salem Receiving High Marks and National Rankings Recognizes Downtown Winston-Salem as One of the Best in America

Although Winston-Salem has a lot to offer from an active arts and culture scene, it’s the downtown district of Old Salem that really earns the city a place on the list. Many of our cities boast historic downtowns, but Old Salem’s is different because of its focus on the town’s former Moravian settlers, and because there is a steadfast effort to keep parts of downtown in a time warp to the 18th century. It’s like a little slice of Old Williamsburg in the center of a mid-sized city. The whole district was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966, and continues to draw in visitors with its quaint old shops, churches, and costumed reenactors.

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In Addition to, Winston-Salem has received more national recognition as a great city to live, work, learn and play.  Below are just a few of the recent articles that highlight the great diversity our community has to offer.   

Top 25 Best Places to Retire in 2013 (

No. 6 Best Place to Retire (

America's Best Farmers' Markets - Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

No. 2 Most Liveable Downtown ( 

No. 6 Best Drama Program in the World - UNCSA (The Hollywood Reporter)

No. 22 Best Minor League Market in U.S. (Street & Smiths Sports Business Journal)

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