Retire in Winston-Salem, NC

Livability Score
51
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
234469
Median Househould Income
40480
Median Age
34.4
65 Years and Over
29910
Median Home Value
139700
Unemployed
13221
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Thai Harmony

When people cook with love the final product usually reflects this. I have been to many sushi/Asian restaraunts and this establishment has really impressed...

2. El Rancho Taqueria

This is the real deal. Had the Gorditas - al pastor and carnitas - both were really good. Chips were just made, the guacamole was fresh! (Not on the menu...

3. Kabobs On Fourth

The flavors of the dish I had (Chicken kabob) were so amazingly complex. Every bite was moist and had me wishing I had more on the plate. The rice was...

4. Mozzarella Fellas

This is a great little find in north Winston Salem. Acasual restaurant with a higher end feeling. Plus the proces are very reasonable. Today, I had a...

5. Thai Sawatdee

Holy moly. This place is authentic. Seriously outstanding authentic Thai. Got the Som Tom (Papaya Salad). Be ready to handle the spice if you are brave...

Golf
1. Tanglewood Park

This is a great park with multiple playgrounds for the kids, picnic areas, a pool, tennis courts, horses, golf courses, mountain bike trails, and walking...

2. Pine Knolls Golf Course Eagle Management of Nc

One of the best municipal golf courses I've played ever. Beats out there other kernersville competition easily. Not an easy golf course by any means, but...

3. Old Town Club

Old Town Club is a clubhouse with a beautiful landscape. The golf course provides a backdrop for some golden Kodak moments. I went there for a large...

4. Olde Homeplace Golf Club

Nice little golf course. Open layout (front 9) and a little tighter on the back 9. Inexpensive and not overly busy.

5. Oak Valley Golf Club

If I am not mistaken, this is an Arnold Palmer design. And if you remember Arnold Palmer's game, it wasn't exactly based on precision off the tee but he...

Active
1. The Breathing Room

Just took my first class at The Breathing Room with Cate and it was so amazing. The mid-day class left me feeling restored and ready to take on the day. I...

2. LA Fitness

I have been there 4-5times during my out of town trip. Clean, new, not crowded, and during my last visit I found out they have wifi for all those online...

3. Yoga Gallery

I've been to several of the classes at Yoga Gallery, and would highly recommend it. The instructors are knowledgeable and supportive, and there are a range...

4. CrossFit Amplitude

I am not a member of CrossFit Amplitude but I do work out there with my personal trainer, Bryan Reilly. Bryan keeps the work outs fun and challenging even...

5. Salem Lake Park

So beautiful!!!! Love taking my fur babies on a nice run here. The trail is in the woods and there is a really nice rock river/creek the dogs like to play...

Arts
1. Old Salem Museums and Gardens

There isn't much that I can say that other Yelpers haven't already said, but I felt compelled to review this place because my family was blown away by this...

2. A/perture Cinema

This is a small indie film theater in downtown Winston Salem that feels bigger than some theaters I have been to in NYC. It has a great atmosphere and...

3. The Breathing Room

Just took my first class at The Breathing Room with Cate and it was so amazing. The mid-day class left me feeling restored and ready to take on the day. I...

4. Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

Very cool kids museum! Reminiscent of Kidsenses in Rutherfordton but on a much larger scale! Two adults and two children were $29. Fairly steep unless you...

5. Reynolda House Museum of American Art

This is a beautiful property, had the pleasure of going with my group- the tour guide was awesome and detailed with the tour, however for individuals there...

Shopping
1. Total Wine & More

I can't believe that I haven't visited Total Wine & More until this past week! I could have been trying so many new things. As the name suggests, they offer...

2. Harris Teeter

I love this grocery store! The prices may be a little higher than say Walmart, but I gladly pay it to shop here. The customer service here is outstanding!...

3. AppleJuice iRepair

I took my MacBook in on Friday morning and it wasn't turning on or doing anything. I was fearing the worst but the guys at Apple Juice made me feel much...

4. Mast General Store

This is a must if you're downtown Winston Salem! Set out about an hour or so because there is so much to view. They have barrels of candy to Vineyard Vines...

5. Toys & Co

This was one of the coolest toy stores I've ever been to. There was a plethora of different interests: science, dress up, drawing/coloring & race...

Health
1. Lauraina Levwood Birth & Bodywork

My greatest acknowledgment of Lauraina is how she listens to your requests and fully honors them. As a trauma survivor, I've been slowly searching out the...

2. Ma'ati Spa

Martha made me feel so comfortable for my first ever massage, she made sure thru out the time that I was always good. I felt relaxed and renewed afterwards

3. Wake Forest Baptist Health

Disclosure: I have just graduated from this institution and have strong positive feelings towards it, but I am currently no longer an employee or...

4. Carolina Pain Institute

When I started going here, I could barely get out of bed by myself. I've been going here for a year and now am able to exercise regularly. Dr. Kaprual is...

5. Matthew Keider, DDS

I was frustrated with my fear of dentists and went to a therapist who recommended Dr Keider and I have not been happier. I had two broken teeth that left me...

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