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Retirement Living In Winston-Salem Region - North Carolina

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Area Description

We are in the foothills of NC. We have a historic area and a city area and a countryside area in our community. We are called the Triad area of North Carolina. We are between the mountains of Asheville (about 3 hours away and the beach which is about 4 hours away from us). We have lots of retirement communities scattered throughout different parts of the Triad area.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Belews Lake is popular for boating and fishing. There is hunting available, there are several major malls including Tanger Outlets in Mebane which is a 45 minute drive. Concord Mills is in Concord NC, a one hour drive.

Dixie Classic Fair Comes every year. Greensboro coliseum and Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum host lots of different events and concerts indoors and out. The Dixie Classic fair is held here in Winston-Salem and there are many golf courses to enjoy.

Cultural Activities

There are a variety of theatres available through out the triad.

Public transportation

Our region has bus stations in the major cities (Winston-Salem, Greensboro & High Point). Our major International Airport is Piedmont International airport in Greensboro NC. There are several rent a car locations in all areas of the triad. There is a train station in Greensboro and in High Point too. we have lots of different taxi services throughout the area.

Medical Facilities

We have Novant Health (Forysth Hospital) and we have Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center which is a learning hospital in Winston-Salem.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Winston-Salem Region, North Carolina?

For those of you that retire in Winston-Salem Region, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Winston-Salem Region such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Winston-Salem Region is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the mid 60's. Expect some days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Winston-Salem Region, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  29  38  48
 Feb  32  42  52
 Mar  38  49  60
 Apr  47  58  70
 May  55  66  77
 Jun  64  74  85
 Jul  68  78  88
 Aug  67  77  86
 Sep  60  70  80
 Oct  48  59  70
 Nov  39  50  61
 Dec  31  41  50

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  20  0
 Feb  0  15  0
 Mar  0  8  0
 Apr  0  1  0
 May  1  0  0
 Jun  6  0  0
 Jul  10  0  0
 Aug  7  0  0
 Sep  2  0  0
 Oct  0  1  0
 Nov  0  7  0
 Dec  0  18  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  9  26 %
 Feb  3 "  9  28 %
 Mar  4 "  10  34 %
 Apr  4 "  10  43 %
 May  4 "  11  54 %
 Jun  4 "  10  63 %
 Jul  5 "  11  67 %
 Aug  4 "  9  67 %
 Sep  4 "  8  60 %
 Oct  3 "  7  49 %
 Nov  3 "  8  39 %
 Dec  3 "  9  30 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  3 "  2  1
 Feb  2 "  1  1
 Mar  1 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  1 "  1  1

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Cost of Living for Winston-Salem Region, NC

Winston-Salem Region, North Carolina cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Winston-Salem is an affordable city to live in. Downtown living provides a great option for young professionals who can easily get to work as well as for retirees who want to park their car and go about the city by food - a live, work, play mentality that perfectly coincides in downtown. Buying a home in Winston-Salem is a deal compared to other large cities in the state. Having a low cost of living attracts all ages -boomer and retirees.

Senior Assistance in Winston-Salem Region, NC

Winston-Salem Region, North Carolina offers the following assistance for seniors:

Senior Services Help Line can help with eligibility and cover for government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, Explore options to safely stay in the home, discover transportation, socialization and housing options, find resources that will help with the challenges of being a caregiver, research information through our lending library, helpline@seniorservicesinc.org,Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments and the Area Agency on Aging.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Winston-Salem Region Offer For Retirees?

Seniors can volunteer at one of two local hospitals (wake Forest Baptist Medical, Novant Health), we have a senior daycare, city/county recreation center. The Chamber of Commerce provides seniors with the opportunity to volunteer at the public schools.

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