Winston-Salem NC is the county seat and city of Forsyth County. According to the census of 2019, the city had an estimated population of 247,945. It is also the second-largest municipality of Piedmont Triad region. Besides this, Winston is the 5th most populous city of North Carolina. Winston-Salem is also referred to as the ‘Twin City’, mainly because of its dual heritage. The city is also referred to as ‘Camel City’ and this is mainly because of the involvement of the city in the tobacco industry.
Winston is counted amongst the most religious places in North Carolina and the largest religion is Christianity in the region. It was in 2012, the city was featured on the top 10 places to retire in the US. The city has witnessed immense growth and also revitalization in a downtown area with several restaurants, hotels and apartments which are under construction.
Winston-Salem has an 8-member city Council which is the governing body. Polls are held every four years when the Council and Mayor are elected. The Mayor gets elected at large while the council members are elected by the citizens of the 8 wards, each within the city. The City Council has an important role to play. It plays a major role in adopting & providing for ordinances, regulations and rules as necessary for the welfare of the city. They play a role in setting the property taxes, user fees and city budget. The Council is also responsible for appointing the City Attorney and City Manager.
Winston Climate and Geographical Location
Winston Salem is situated around 65 miles on the northwest, from the geographic center of the state. The city has different neighborhoods which include West Highlands, Downtown North, West End, West Salem, Ardmore and Mount Tabor amongst others. Ardmore is one of the biggest neighborhoods of the city which features Ardmore Historic District. This is where there are two sites and more than 2000 buildings.