The city of arts and innovation! While historically known as a city of manufacturing and finance, Winston-Salem actually has a long history of creativity. Winston-Salem, (the Twin City) is home to the first arts council in the country and the world renowned Black Theater Festival. Winston is also home to UNC-School of the Arts and myriad museums and other cultural institutions. That creative spirits also finds a home in powerhouse local universities, Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest.
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Downtown Winston-Salem shows yet more evidence of this creative energy with the growing Innovation Quarter adding to the buzz brought by new theaters, hotels, restaurants and bars. Downtown Winston-Salem is not the only place that is growing by leaps and bounds. Below is a list of just a few of the great neighborhoods of the Twin City!
Washington Park is one of Winston-Salem’s oldest residential areas set in the steep hills south of Salem Creek. It is also an Historic District known as Southside neighborhood. Notable buildings include the Schlatter Memorial Reformed Church (1916). Today, the Washington Park neighborhood extends from the area south of the power station to north of Silas Creek Parkway, and between Main Street and Park Avenue.
Established in 1900 as the first middle-class residential neighborhood with Craftsman style and Victorian style homes, being the first neighborhood in Winston-Salem to have detached garages for the commuting residents. Residents comfortably offer a rainbow of color to spice up the streets and dot the neighborhood with eclectic styles. On any given day, joggers, walkers and strolling families fill the sidewalks and parks.
Reynoldstown Historic District, also known as Cameron Park. Cameron Avenue Bridge in a planned residential development of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) and historically African-American residential section of Winston-Salem. The buildings date from about 1919 to 1949, and include notable examples of Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture.
Originally called Clemmonsville, the Village of Clemmons was founded in 1802 and incorporated in 1986. Clemmons is located in the Northwestern Piedmont section of North Carolina in Forsyth County. Clemmons has a village styled atmosphere that has a bridge across the Yadkin River.
Old Town (or Oldtown) is a former unincorporated community in North Carolina, which was annexed by Winston-Salem. It was located near Bethania, Tobaccoville, and Pfafftown along NC 67.
Pfafftown pronounced "Poff-town”, is a quiet community in Forsyth County, nestled in the hills that overlook the Yadkin Valley.