Housing and Living in Winston-Salem

Graduate students at the School of Divinity make their own arrangements for housing. Some housing-related resources, as well as information on living in Winston-Salem, are found below.

  • Wake Forest Properties

    WFU offers many rental property options for rent that are within easy walking distance of the divinity school. These properties are typically houses where students will have their own private bedroom, but will share common spaces (kitchen, living area) and bathrooms with other graduate students in the home. The terms of these properties tend to be more flexible to align with the school year. Additionally, rent is paid easily each month through your student account. We strongly recommend students who have committed to attending WFU to contact WFU Properties as soon as possible to reserve their room as these properties tend to fill up quickly.

    For more information go to https://properties.wfu.edu/graduate-housing/


  • Communities and Apartments Near Campus

    Current Students’ Guide to Housing

    VeryApt has assisted the School of Divinity by building a housing guide that is based off reviews and data from current students (a survey based on 30 respondents).

    VeryApt Housing Guide

    General Overview

    Rental rates may vary from information below. We are not promoting any of the complexes or resources; please take care to inquire into each location or resource for yourself. All addresses are Winston-Salem, NC unless otherwise noted. Often apartment communities have specials; call complex for more information.

    Complex Distance to WFU Unit and Rent Info Contact
    Alaris Village
    5003 Winster Drive
    2.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    4981 Hunt Club Road
    6.2 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Brannigan Village
    200 Brannigan Village Drive
    9.6 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Briarleigh Park
    401 Park Ridge Lane
    5.3 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Bromley Park
    2113 Bromley Park Drive
    6.0 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Brookberry Park
    100 Brookberry Drive
    7.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Brookford Place
    50 Brookford Place Court
    5.6 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Burke Ridge Crossing
    2112 Burke Meadows Road
    6.8 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Countryside Villa
    5460 Countryside Drive
    3.1 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Crowne Club
    200 Crowne Club Drive
    5.8 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Crowne Oaks
    1000 Crowne Oaks Circle
    1.7 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Crowne Park
    900 Crowne Park Drive
    2.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Crowne Polo
    875 Crowne Forest Court
    2.1 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Deacon’s Station
    10 Quincy Dr
    0.7 miles 4 bedroom 4 ½ bathroom
    $785-$825 per bedroom all inclusive
    The Edge Flats
    111 Edgeway Drive
    3 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $1400-$1700 (fully furnished)
    Glendare Park
    240 Village Crossing Lane
    6.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Highland Oaks
    700 Walnut Forest Road
    6.7 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Legacy Park
    1805 Legacy Park Lane
    6.4 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Plaza South
    3501 Plaza Ridge Circle
    9.5 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Pointe at Peters Creek
    3750 Holmes Creek Place
    9.4 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Providence Pointe
    2309 Providence Pointe Lane
    4.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Regents Village
    5405 Regents Village Drive
    7.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Salem Crest
    105 Brent View Court
    6.6 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    Savannah Place
    400 Magnolia Branch Drive
    7.1 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Sugar Creek
    4190 Trace View Drive
    1.4 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    The Corners at Crystal Lake
    2700 Reynolda Road
    1.5 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    The Enclave at North Point
    4260 Brownsboro Road
    1.6 miles Studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    The Pines at Bethabara
    511 Bethabara Hills Court
    2.6 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    starting at $725/month
    *Call for current specials!
    Towergate Apartments
    2501 Towergate Court
    3.8 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    Trails at Bethabara
    1620 Woods Road
    2.3 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
  • WFU Residence Life and Housing Off-Campus Resources

    Note: Off-campus facilities listed with the Office of Residence Life and Housing are not screened. The University serves as an information source and does not assume responsibility for placement, lease agreements, or landlord-tenant relations.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“Twin City”

Winston-Salem is called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage. Salem is the oldest of the “Twin City” being established in 1766 by the Moravian Church. In 1849, the Salem community sold land north of Salem to the newly formed Forsyth County for a county seat. In 1852, the county seat was named Winston. In 1913, Winston and Salem formally became Winston-Salem.

“City of Arts and Innovation”

Winston-Salem is called the “City of the Arts and Innovation” for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research.  Hollywood has taken note of Winston-Salem, filming movies such as “Leatherheads” starring George Clooney, “You Are Here” starring Owen Wilson and “The Ultimate Life,” a sequel to “The Ultimate Gift”.

Nourish Your Spirit

There are an estimated 250 churches in Winston-Salem and the immediate area.  The churches are denominationally diverse, offering different styles of worship and size.

Countless Opportunities

Winston-Salem has one of the highest number of Non-Profit Organizations per capita in North Carolina. This means you can take advantage of a wide array of opportunities to serve the community. Urban, rural, and suburban ministries, social service agencies, hospitals, prisons, schools, community gardens, and food banks — all within a 20-minute drive from campus. Neighboring Greensboro also adds a rich urban area to the mix. It is hard to imagine a form of ministry and religious leadership that you could not explore here.

Our Part of the State

Wake Forest’s hometown is located in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, one of the state’s most vital metropolitan areas. Winston-Salem is a culturally rich, midsize city with a population of 235,000 and a long-standing tradition of building resources in the arts, medicine, education and commerce. Religiously diverse, Winston-Salem and its surrounding areas provide a wealth of opportunities for growth in a small, livable community that is just hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Immerse Yourself in One of the Nation’s Best Downtowns

Located about three miles from the main campus, downtown Winston-Salem is a thriving area that includes galleries and shops; indoor and outdoor performance spaces and museums; a greenway that traverses the Old Salem district; hotels, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.  In 2012, Livability.com and Forbes magazine ranked Winston-Salem No. 2 on their list of the nation’s best downtowns. Winston-Salem offers an active nightlife and fine dining with more than 75 restaurants, clubs, and bars.

Take It All In: From the Mountains to the Coast

From the campus, access to the ski areas of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a two-hour drive, and travel to the North Carolina and South Carolina beaches takes about four hours. A number of county and state parks are short distances from campus.

Hot Now

Krispy Kreme was born here! In 1937, Vernon Rudolph bought a secret yeast-raised doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef, rented a building in what is now historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, and began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores.

Things to Do

  • Stroll through Reynolda Village and Gardens, adjacent to the campus, and visit the latest exhibition at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.
  • Cycle, run, boat or picnic at Salem Lake, on the city’s eastern edge, or Tanglewood Park just west of the city.
  • Have dinner with your friends at a sidewalk cafe downtown and walk to a River Run Film Festival screening at the Stevens Center.
  • Enjoy a Friday night gallery hop in the Trade Street Arts District.
  • Attend a Winston-Salem Symphony concert.
  • Tour the Old Salem Historic District and sample traditional Moravian pastries from the Winkler Bakery.

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