Housing and Living in Winston-Salem

Graduate students at the School of Divinity make their own arrangements for housing. As the Office of Admissions and Student Services is made aware of available housing opportunities, aside from apartment complexes, individual listings will be posted on this page. This will be one of many resources available to you. We do not screen the renters or roommates, nor do we promote any of the listings that appear on this page. Please take care to inquire into each situation for yourself. A list of apartment complexes close to the Wake Forest University Reynolda campus is also provided below.

  • Off-Campus Housing List

    These listings are not screened prior to posting; please take care when inquiring.

    Room for Rent – Located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. Shared 18 foot kitchen, shared 20-foot living room, fully furnished (optional), furnished kitchen (pots, pans, plates, etc), additional storage space (attic, garage, unused rooms), guest accommodations available (unrented bedrooms). Landlord is very communicative and willing to work with tenants. $500 initial deposit, $425/month. Exceptional Services: Very flexible lease lengths (can pay down to the day you move out, not full month). We allow for flexible move out dates. Code lock on house (keyless), exterior grade locks on all room doors (key). Rental includes Free driving coach and assistance from landlord with car services. Rent reduction available for long absences (summer, winter, internships). More info available here. Pets permitted. Available June 1, 2019. For more information contact Tyler Pruitt at pruitttr@wfu.edu. [posted 5.7.19]
    Apartment for Rent – Very bright, spacious 800+ sq ft, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath Apartment with kitchenette (fridge, microwave, induction hot plate with touch controls, coffee maker), 3 large closets. Big windows provide a lot of natural light. Utilities (water/heating/cooling/electric/trash/TV HD cable/internet), Bose CD stereo surround sound system, all included. Special lighting installed, ideal for an artist studio. Located in the beautiful and quiet Buena Vista neighborhood off Reynolda Road and close to Wake Forest University, Wake Medical Center, UNCSA, Downtown and West End. Single occupant preferred, but will consider a couple. No smokers, no pets, 6+ month lease preferred. $750 monthly, $750 security deposit. Available May 1st. Please email to set up an appointment to view the apartment. Contact Mikhail Tchoupakov at mtchoupakov@hotmail.com or 818.826.4763 for more information. [posted 4.8.19]
    Apartment for Rent – Great 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in Ardmore Crest, minutes from Novant Health, Wake Medical and Wake Forest University! Large living room. Kitchen includes stove, ref, dishwasher and microwave. Dining area off kitchen. Master suite with full bath. Second bedroom with direct access to hall bath. W/D connections. Close to downtown, dining, shopping, live music, theatre, college and professional sports, art galleries and more! Rent is $850/month. No pets permitted. If you are interested in viewing this property, you can check out up to three keys at our Winston-Salem office. We are located at 1500 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.Our hours are Monday Friday, 8:30 am 5:30 pm. You can check out a key to view the property anytime Monday Thursday between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, or on Friday between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. Be sure to bring a valid driver’s license or state registered identification to check out a key. There is a $20.00 cash deposit required for key check out, which will be refunded to you when the keys are returned to our office within 24 hours. Please call 336.722.1834, visit www.BaldwinCo.com or reply to this listing for additional details. [posted 3.26.19]
    House for Rent – Great 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage tucked away in Ardmore, blocks from Baptist, minutes from Novant, Wake Forest University and downtown Winston Salem. Ample private parking behind house, great central location in town without feeling like you are “in town”. Close to shopping, dining, art galleries, sporting venues and more! Rent is $825/month. If you are interested in viewing this property, you can check out up to three keys at our Winston-Salem office. We are located at 1500 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.Our hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. You can check out a key to view the property anytime Monday – Thursday between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, or on Friday between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. Be sure to bring a valid driver’s license or state registered identification to check out a key. There is a $20.00 cash deposit required for key check out, which will be refunded to you when the keys are returned to our office within 24 hours. Please call 336.722,1834 or visit www.BaldwinCo.com for additional details. Professionally Managed by Baldwin Properties. [posted 3.26.19]
    Townhome for Rent – Great opportunity in this three bedroom, four full bathroom townhouse off of Country Club Road! Hot tub, sauna, wet bar, with three fire places and a refinished deck give you the privacy to relax and great opportunities to host. Ample storage and a private personal garage, with a new stove, refrigerator, microwave, and a washer & dryer on the bottom level. Minutes from downtown, Baptist and Novant hospitals, Wake Forest University, shopping, dining, college and professional sports, live music, theatre, art galleries, and outdoor activities, make it a perfect location in Winston Salem. Rently box on site for viewing access. Available March 21. Pets permitted. Rent is $1,700/month.If you are interested in viewing this property, you can check out up to three keys at our Winston-Salem office. We are located at 1500 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.Our hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. You can check out a key to view the property anytime Monday – Thursday between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, or on Friday between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. Be sure to bring a valid driver’s license or state registered identification to check out a key. There is a $20.00 cash deposit required for key check out, which will be refunded to you when the keys are returned to our office within 24 hours. Please call 336.722,1834 or visit www.BaldwinCo.com for additional details. Professionally Managed by Baldwin Properties. [posted 3.26.19]
    Rooms for Rent – About 15 to 20 furnished rooms in student houses and apartments will be available in May for summer and for next school year. All are within walking distance (about 0.3 ~ 0.5 mile) to Wake campus. Long term leases of 12-months start from $320/month per room, utilities not included. Shorter terms are also available. Roommates are mostly Wake graduate students. Send inquiries to thesouthridge@yahoo.com for pictures, floor plans, and roommate info. Please specify the time period that you are looking for. [updated 3.13.19]
    House for Rent – Available in February or earlier, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. 1316 sqft, single family home located 6 minutes from campus. 1 car garage with additional off street parking. Washing machine and dryer included in unit. Backyard with deck. Pet friendly: Cats, small dogs, large dogs. Previously rented by Wake grad students. Perfect for anyone associated with the University. Call today for a viewing. Contact Tanner Holden at tholden@primowater.com or 336.469.2970. Flyer  [posted 1.23.19]
    Houses to Share – Black & Gold Rentals provides comfortable and convenient housing in the Wake Forest University area. Please browse their rentals here and send inquiries/questions to taylor@blackandgoldrentals.com. [posted 4.6.2015]

     

    Are you interested in posting a rental opportunity for Wake Forest School of Divinity students? Complete the online form or send a detailed listing to the Office of Admissions and Student Services at divinity@wfu.edu. Listings will remain active for three months unless you contact us to have it extended or removed.

  • Foundry House Intentional Community

    The Foundry House is a residential Christian community of young adults from varying backgrounds and life experiences. Located on the campus of Crossnore School & Children’s Home, The Foundry House offers single people and married couples ages 21-30 the opportunity to create an intentional community that exemplifies the love of Jesus; is held together through practices of prayer, fellowship, meals, and relationships; and advances Kingdom work of justice, reconciliation, and compassion through shared service projects.

    Join us for this unique living opportunity:

    • 5-10 minute drive from Wake Forest, less than a mile from downtown Winston- Salem
    • Low rent ($350/month, utilities included)
    • Service on a 100-acre working farm focused on therapeutic engagement and food insecurity
    • Lived education in trauma-informed care and cross-cultural spirituality
    • Resources in missional living and alternative forms of Christian community

    More Information and Resident Application

  • Wake Forest Properties

    The Office of Wake Forest Properties offers services and rental properties supporting the mission, vision and values of Wake Forest University, which serves as a community amongst many communities. We strive to ensure high quality rental properties, responsive customer service and professionalism while maintaining the long-term integrity of Wake Forest University in both academia and real estate.

    Contact Us

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 7477, Winston-Salem, NC, 27109
    Phone: 336.758.7161
    Office Hours: 8:30am — 5:00pm
    Hope Jordan, Portfolio Manager, jordanha@wfu.edu

     

  • Communities and Apartments Near Campus, Additional Resources

    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
    $679-$1127/month
    866.528.3680
    Arbors
    4981 Hunt Club Road
    6.2 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $467-$650/month
    888.671.4023
    Brannigan Village
    200 Brannigan Village Drive
    9.6 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $515-$959/month
    866.847.3818
    Briarleigh Park
    401 Park Ridge Lane
    5.3 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $765-$1130/month
    336.793.4297
    Bromley Park
    2113 Bromley Park Drive
    6.0 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $599-$699/month
    888.331.0074
    Brookberry Park
    100 Brookberry Drive
    7.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $785-$1175/month
    336.793.1009
    Brookford Place
    50 Brookford Place Court
    5.6 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $679-$838/month
    336.245.4512
    Burke Ridge Crossing
    2112 Burke Meadows Road
    6.8 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $735-$1402/month
    877.296.2948
    Countryside Villa
    5460 Countryside Drive
    3.1 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $475-$650/month
    888.328.4303
    Crowne Club
    200 Crowne Club Drive
    5.8 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $745-1175/month
    336.765.2400
    Crowne Oaks
    1000 Crowne Oaks Circle
    1.7 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $775-1275/month
    336.759.9444
    Crowne Park
    900 Crowne Park Drive
    2.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $775-1275/month
    336.761.1466
    Crowne Polo
    875 Crowne Forest Court
    2.1 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $775-1275/month
    336.721.0678
    Deacon Place
    2410 Whicker Acres Lane
     700 ft 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths
    $865-899/month
     336.842.8348
    Deacon’s Station
    10 Quincy Dr
    0.7 miles 4 bedroom 4 ½ bathroom
    $785-$825 per bedroom all inclusive
    336.765.7171
    The Edge Flats
    111 Edgeway Drive
    3 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    *Call for prices* (fully furnished)
    336.283.8660
    Glendare Park
    240 Village Crossing Lane
    6.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $485-$935/month
    336.750.6234
    Highland Oaks
    700 Walnut Forest Road
    6.7 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $640-$768/month
    855.330.0235
    Legacy Park
    1805 Legacy Park Lane
    6.4 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $679-$825/month
    336.785.3699
    Plaza South
    3501 Plaza Ridge Circle
    9.5 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $450-$585/month
    336.310.1907
    Pointe at Peters Creek
    3750 Holmes Creek Place
    9.4 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $675-$789/month
    336.784.9922
    Providence Pointe
    2309 Providence Pointe Lane
    4.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $669-$925/month
    336.923.0065
    Regents Village
    5405 Regents Village Drive
    7.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $950-$1465/month
    336.760.9112
    Salem Crest
    105 Brent View Court
    6.6 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $553-$853/month
    866.587.2924
    Savannah Place
    400 Magnolia Branch Drive
    7.1 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $667-$851/month
    336.659.0886
    Sugar Creek
    4190 Trace View Drive
    1.4 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $515-$839/month
    336.759.2411
    The Corners at Crystal Lake
    2700 Reynolda Road
    1.5 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $505-$885/month
    866.505.6592
    The Enclave at North Point
    4260 Brownsboro Road
    1.6 miles Studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $425-$630/month
    336.759.7612
    The Pines at Bethabara
    511 Bethabara Hills Court
    2.6 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    starting at $600 and $875/month
    *Call for current specials!
    336.922.1155
    Towergate Apartments
    2501 Towergate Court
    3.8 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
    $395-$495/month
    336.922.4041
    Trails at Bethabara
    1620 Woods Road
    2.3 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
    $638-$843/month
    336.924.5347

    Additional Resources

    • Rent.comRent.com is the only free rental site that helps you find an affordable apartment and gives you tips on how to move. View Rent.com’s Winston-Salem listings.
    • apartmentlist.comWith over 1.8 million listings nationwide, apartmentlist.com is a free resource to help you find housing. View apartmentlist.com’s Winston-Salem resource.
    • ZillowThe largest and most popular real estate network, vetted and utilized by thousands of companies and universities. Zillow’s family of resources will help connect you with verified landlords and property management companies. View Zillow.com’s Winston-Salem resourceview Trulia.com’s Winston-Salem resourceview Hotpads.com Winston-Salem resource.
    • Very-Apt: We know what makes an apartment truly feel like home is unique for each person and that’s why our focus is on bringing you personalized recommendations based on timely, relevant, and real user reviews. We’ll be there every step of the way to help you find your perfect apartment. View Very-Apt’s Winston-Salem resource.
    • Inmyarea: When you call cable and internet companies to set up home services, the person that answers the phone is generally a sales agent. That person may or may not try and talk you into a contract or a feature that is not right for you. That is where our resource comes in. On our site, students can search for ALL the providers in their area — comparing exactly what companies, speeds, and prices are available. Input your Zip Code and see what’s in you area.
  • 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.

  • Graduate Hall Directors (GHD)

    The Graduate Hall Director (GHD) is responsible for the general supervision and management of a residence hall community which houses 200-350 undergraduate students. The GHD assistantship is a 10-month, live-in position. The GHD employment period is July 30 until May 31. Attendance at a two week Graduate Hall Director training beginning July 30 is expected.  Graduate Hall Directors will also be expected to attend the 10 day Resident Adviser training during the month of August.  Specific job responsibilities and expectations include:

    Position Description and Scope

    Supervision

    1. Conduct weekly staff meetings with RAs.
    2. Conduct individual one-on-one meetings with RAs every 2 weeks.
    3. Provide ongoing training, recognition, and staff development opportunities.
    4. Schedule RA staff for building coverage, including breaks, closings, post-exams, and graduation.
    5. Hold staff members accountable for actions by routinely evaluating job performance.
    6. Share concerns appropriately by avoiding direct confrontation in staff meetings: supporting in public, confronting in private.
    7. Participate in GHD and RA selection and evaluation processes.
    8. Role model appropriate behavior to ensure you do not lose credibility, effectiveness or your job.
    9. Pursue only professional relationships with student staff and residents.
    10. Keep your RLC informed of all situations.
    11. May help to advise students who are members of the Resident Student Association.

    Administration

    1. Oversee budgets for residence hall programming and staff development.
    2. Hold scheduled regular office hours – 6 per week in residence hall staff office.
    3. Coordinate resident check-in/check-out processes, building openings/closings, and room changes.
    4. Complete paperwork (RL&H reports, monthly reports, expense vouchers) in a timely manner.
    5. Check voicemail, e-mail, and office mailbox daily.
    6. Attend all departmental training; prior to the start of the year, mid-year, and throughout the year.
    7. Assume “on-duty” responsibilities with other staff on a rotating basis.
    8. Attend all staff meetings and individual meetings with RLC.
    9. Assume administrative tasks as assigned by Central Office Staff.
    10. Safeguard keys. Loss of staff keys may result in loss of employment & personal financial obligation.

    Hall Programming

    1. Direct, support, and participate in RA programming efforts.
    2. Work with RAs to assess student needs and develop programming goals to meet identified needs.
    3. Spend at least 20 hours per week in the residence hall being available to students for problem solving, referral services, mediation, conflict resolution and advising.
    4. Be visible, accessible and available in your area by:
      • spending informal time with residents in your building,
      • being available on weekends – plan to be away no more than one weekend per month.

    Policy Enforcement

    1. Uphold & enforce University and Departmental policies; including any violations of the Conduct or Honor Code.
    2. Clearly communicate University and Departmental policy to staff and students.
    3. Assist RAs with confrontation of students violating policies.
    4. Forward RL&H reports to the RLC for review in a timely manner (within 24 hours).

    Building Management

    1. Assume responsibility for monitoring the condition of facilities.
    2. Coordinate & schedule lounge use.
    3. Maintain relationships with housekeeping and facilities staff to ensure your building is well kept.
    4. Tour residence hall(s) on a regular basis to identify maintenance issues.
    5. Initiate work orders for repairs.
    6. Inspect the building during hall openings and closings and throughout year.

    Expectations

    1. Embrace staff unity and a sense of teamwork.
    2. Prioritize academics and your GHD job; all other commitments are secondary.
    3. Communicate openly and honestly.
    4. Demonstrate confidentiality.
    5. Follow up on issues in a timely manner.
    6. Be on time & prepared.
    7. Use professional judgment in regards to alcohol consumption in accordance with University policy – there will be no alcohol consumption during staff functions or on duty.

    Learning Outcomes

    Graduate Hall Directors working in Residence Life & Housing will:

    1. Test and improve leadership abilities by building effective relationships with staff members and colleagues.
    2. Develop administrative and time-management skills by balancing a variety of responsibilities.
    3. Practice appropriate and effective interpersonal communication skills in a variety of professional settings.
    4. Develop and practice supervisory skills by managing a staff of high achieving undergraduate Resident Advisers.
    5. Practice giving and receiving feedback in a professional setting.
    6. Practice budget management skills through responsible use of university funds.
    7. Experience the opportunity to serve as a mentor and role model for college students.
    8. Gain a sound understanding of effective crisis management protocol and response.
    9. Engage in a network of supportive staff members who are committed to the holistic development of students.
    10. Acquire an awareness of student affairs practice and higher education administration as a paraprofessional in an active student life office.

    Compensation

    1. $7,350 stipend
    2. Unfurnished one bedroom efficiency-style University apartment
    3. Faculty/staff parking permit
    4. Food dollars for on-campus dining
    5. Utilities & cable TV
    6. Hard-wired and wireless internet connection
    7. Free laundry machines available on-site

    Graduate Assistant Compensation Comparison

    Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s degree
    2. Enrollment in full-time graduate coursework at Wake Forest University
    3. The following graduate programs are not eligible for employment:
      • Master Teacher Fellows
      • Management
      • MALS
      • 1st year Law
      • 1st year MBA
      • Medical School Programs

    Application

    1. Letter of interest
    2. GHD application available here.
    3. Graduate School application or enrollment statement.
    4. Current resume
    5. Name, address, phone, e-mail of three references

    For assistance with the online application process, please reference our step-by-step guide.

    Your online application including resume, cover letter, Graduate School application or enrollment statement, and references must be received by 5 p.m. on the published deadline. All Application materials must be uploaded online.  If you have any questions please contact:

    Lauren Rust, Assistant Director of Residence Education
    rustlw@wfu.edu

    For additional information: 336.758.5185, housing@wfu.edu

    The GHD assistantship is a 10-month commitment. Reappointment is not guaranteed, but is based upon an exemplary performance record and the successful completion of all interviews and applications required for returning staff. The Graduate Hall Directors performance is under continuous evaluation so as to maintain the highest standards. Failure to meet any of the responsibilities or expectations listed in this assistantship agreement may result in personnel sanctions which could include, but not be limited to, verbal or written warnings, withholding of partial or full pay, probation or possible termination.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston On The Weekends

This series, produced by Wake Forest University’s Wrought Iron Productions, a graduate-student run production company, explores all that there is to do and see in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the City of Arts and Innovation!

“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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