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166 Apartments for rent in Winston-Salem, NC

Small-town Southern charm and big city industry: Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the double city that packs a punch. Founded in the 1850s and 1750s respectively, Winston and Sa... Read Guide >
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Briarleigh Park Apartments
401 Park Ridge Ln
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 06:21pm
1 Bedroom
$869
2 Bedrooms
$827
3 Bedrooms
$1,504
A short distance from Route 40 and Highway 67. Stylish apartment homes with a fireplace, additional storage, modern kitchen appliances and patio or balcony. Community has a pool, a playground and a fitness center.
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Alaris Village Apartments
5003 Winster Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 04:33pm
1 Bedroom
$797
2 Bedrooms
$901
3 Bedrooms
$1,089
One- to three-bedroom apartment homes with pantries, sunrooms and spacious closets. The pet-friendly community features a 24-hour gym, a poolside fireplace and a free shuttle to WFU. Off University Parkway near Target and Bethabara Park.
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Link Apartments Brookstown
150 Peters Creek Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 04:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,040
2 Bedrooms
$1,398
Excellent location, just steps from BB&T Baseball Park. Units offer laundry, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal. Luxurious community amenities include 24-hour gym, internet cafe, coffee bar, and pool.
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West End Station
952 Brookstown Ave
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,120
2 Bedrooms
$1,585
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Hunt Club
103 Echo Glen Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 01:01pm
1 Bedroom
$588
2 Bedrooms
$712
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Burke Ridge Crossing
2112 Burke Meadows Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 12:48pm
1 Bedroom
$817
2 Bedrooms
$1,185
3 Bedrooms
$1,255
In the Hanes Mall professional district. Updated interiors with hardwood floors, extra storage and a patio or balcony. Fully furnished. On-site valet service, internet cafe, coffee bar and media room. Garage available.
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Brookberry Park Apartments
100 Brookberry Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 12:20pm
1 Bedroom
$1,142
2 Bedrooms
$1,084
3 Bedrooms
$1,343
Located between Meadowlark Drive and Country Club Road. Spacious homes have a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and furniture. Resident amenities include valet service, a playground, a pool, a golf room and a clubhouse.
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The Corners at Crystal Lake
2700 Reynolda Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 04:07am
1 Bedroom
$779
2 Bedrooms
$786
This secluded community has two stocked fishing lakes, a clubhouse, swimming pool and dog park. It's also just seconds from the Reynolda Manor Shopping Center. Apartments are furnished and feature washer/dryer hookups and fireplaces.
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Brannigan Village
200 Brannigan Village Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 04:33pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$815
3 Bedrooms
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One- to three-bedroom apartments with intrusion alarms, spacious closets, and nine-foot ceilings. Amenities at the pet-friendly community include a 24-hour gym, a pool, and a playground. In south Winston-Salem, just off Highway 52.
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5010 Split Rail Cir
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 06:03pm
1 Bedroom
$595
2 Bedrooms
$700
3 Bedrooms
$820
Convenient location, just minutes from the campus of Wake Forest University. Residents enjoy units with fireplaces, patios or balconies and washer/dryer hookups. Community features clubhouse, courtyard, fitness center and pool.
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The Residences at Diamond Ridge
730 Anson St
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 06:14pm
1 Bedroom
$513
2 Bedrooms
$559
3 Bedrooms
$664
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The Gallery Lofts
181 E 6th St
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 04:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,240
2 Bedrooms
$1,796
This Downtown community features a coffee bar, clubhouse, and 24-hour gym. One- and two-bedroom apartments have stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. There's plenty of shopping and dining along Main and Trade Streets.
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Highland Oaks
700 Walnut Forest Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 01:04pm
1 Bedroom
$799
2 Bedrooms
$799
Luxury apartments with gourmet kitchens, a breakfast bar, ceiling fans, and a wood-burning fireplace. Swim in the resort style pool then relax on the sundeck. 24-hour fitness center and clothes care center. Pet-friendly.
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Sherwood Station
3535 Beacon Hill Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 04:33pm
1 Bedroom
$678
2 Bedrooms
$748
3 Bedrooms
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Washer/dryer hookups, hardwood floors and extra storage in units. Handicapped-accessible complex with 24-hour laundry room and gym. Pets welcome. Close to Leinbach Park and Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center.
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Trails at Bethabara
1620 Woods Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 02:21pm
1 Bedroom
$799
2 Bedrooms
$850
3 Bedrooms
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Summerlin Ridge
2425 Summerlin Rdg
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 04:33pm
1 Bedroom
$875
2 Bedrooms
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Fantastic community with oversized floor plans, eat-in kitchens and updated appliances. On-site pool, media room, grill area and 24-hour gym. Fantastic dog park. Residents can enjoy a modern layout and a business center.
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757 North Apartments
757 N Chestnut St
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 05:30pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,301
In Downtown Winston-Salem near Wake Forest University. On-site fitness center, patios or balconies, spacious interiors. An outdoor lounge offers a grilling area and TV, ideal for spending time with friends.
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Bethabara Point
1800 Bethabara Pointe Cir
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated September 6 at 11:56pm
2 Bedrooms
$650
3 Bedrooms
$750
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The Residences at the R.J. Reynolds Building
51 East 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated June 2 at 11:55pm
1 Bedroom
$1,170
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
State-of-the-art fitness center with half-court basketball, two-lane bowling alley, gym and more. On-site Kimpton restaurant. Units boast city views with large double-pane windows. Concierge and valet provided.
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804 Aspen Trail
804 Aspen Way
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$850
104 Cedar Lake Trl.
104 Cedar Lake Trail
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$695
3981 Highland Creek Ct
3981 Highland Creek Ct
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
923 Windcastle Lane #205
923 Windcastle Lane
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$825
103 Candlewyck Dr
103 Candlewyck Drive
Winston-Salem, NC
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
5 Bedrooms
$2,495
City GuideWinston-Salem
Small-town Southern charm and big city industry: Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the double city that packs a punch. Founded in the 1850s and 1750s respectively, Winston and Salem were officially joined in 1913 and keep their colonial heritage to this day. The town may be most well known for its industrial contributions, being home to such well-known companies as Reynolds American (Camel cigarettes), Wachovia Bank & Trust, Hanes clothing company, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. In addition t...
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Pricing and Quality Some housing types here are more prominent than others. Detached single-family houses are very common, with apartment complexes and larger apartment or condominium buildings plentiful, as well. Smaller apartment buildings and town homes are also present, though not as abundant. In most areas of the city, apartments rarely go over $700 - $900 a month for a 2 or 3 bedroom, and can be as little as $300 - $400 a month depending on where you’re renting. Houses of the same caliber are slightly more expensive, going from $500 to the mid-1000s, again depending on location. As far as quality goes, what you’ll find depends on where you’re looking and whom you’re renting from:

  • Appliances and Amenities: Complexes or larger, newer apartment buildings often have a pool, patio, or other recreational facilities, and will usually have a parking lot or covered parking area. Some apartments come with a washer and/or dryer already installed, but many of them simply have hook-ups for you to provide your own. Similarly, most places will provide kitchen appliances such as a stove and refrigerator, but anything beyond that isn’t always standard.

  • Utilities: Air conditioning is a given in any apartment for the hot summer months. Central and window A/C units are plentiful, and heating comes in a variety of types, including electric, central, or oil-pump. It isn’t common to have many utilities included, except for water or trash, especially in smaller buildings.

  • Pets: Some places will allow pets (and yet many don’t). A deposit of up to $200 is often required, but watch out for breed or weight restrictions. If you have a lovable furry member of the family, always ask about the building’s pet policy to make sure they’ll be able to come with you.

Jump In!

Websites (Like the one you’re already on) and apartment listings both on and offline are your best bet for finding your place. Luckily, it’s not uncommon to find rent specials and low security deposit deals in Winston-Salem, especially in larger complexes and communities or buildings that are owned by larger management companies.

A Taste of the Terrain

Winston-Salem has a population of over 200,000, brimming with families, married young professionals, and college students attending the city’s many universities. The neighborhoods range from high-class historic neighborhoods to quaint, tree-lined streets, to more urban rental territory. On the whole, the west side is statistically more desireable and thus, more expensive. Here’s a taste of some of the many communities around the city:

Downtown/ Arts District:

The center of the city, rather unsurprisingly, sports mostly renters. Condos and apartment complexes of all kinds stack upwards in the hip, urban downtown area. The arts district along Trade Street, full of galleries, studios, and shops for every craft, is dotted with colorful murals.

West End: One of the most expensive areas, West End was once home to the wealthy tobacco and textile families, including R.J. Reynolds, himself! Its range of historic houses date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with many apartments in the area, as well. Motorized trolleys take folks to West End’s abundant shopping and dining in this section of Winston-Salem.

Ardmore: This is the largest historic district in the city. It’s a neighborhood of old cottages and bungalows, with some smaller apartment complexes. Ardmore is bordered by two of the city’s regional medical centers, which employ a large portion of the population. If you move here and don’t have a job in the medical sector, don’t worry about it too much, the only possible issue would be not getting a medical joke, should one come up.

Old Salem: The site of Salem’s original settlement, with 70% original-construction houses and buildings dating back to the 1750s. This area has mostly single-family homes with some apartments, and contains many museums and historic cultural or tourist attractions. If you ever find yourself complaining about said tourists, we’ll try to refrain from dropping a “We told you so” bomb.

Buena Vista: Wealthy and suburban, this neighborhood sports beautiful streets lined in oak trees, and we all know how cool those look. The area deals mostly with houses and smaller apartment buildings, so if you’re a family looking to relocate, kids and all, this is probably your best bet, assuming it fits your price range. The dwellings here aren’t as old as many other parts of the city, but are more on the expensive side.

Peace Haven: A quiet area (with a name like “Peace Haven,” who would’ve guessed?) with an equal number of homes and apartments. Here, you’ll get some easy access to downtown and the nearby shopping districts, including Hanes Mall, one of the largest in North Carolina.

Getting Around

As a whole, Winston-Salem is a very suburban city. Most inhabitants travel by car on a daily basis, though the Winston-Salem Transit Authority does run 27 weekly bus routes that operate from early morning hours to midnight Monday through Saturday and serve hundreds of patrons a day.

Winston-Salem is a charming little city of many talents and trades. So whether you’re moving there to settle down in a quiet area with your family, jump on the industrial train, or just sit on the porch in your rocking chair and soak up the North Carolina charm, you’re bound to find your new digs in no time.

January 2019 Winston-Salem Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Winston-Salem Rent Report. Winston-Salem rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Winston-Salem rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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January 2019 Winston-Salem Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Winston-Salem Rent Report. Winston-Salem rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Winston-Salem rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Winston-Salem rent trends were flat over the past month

Winston-Salem rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Winston-Salem stand at $660 for a one-bedroom apartment and $800 for a two-bedroom. Winston-Salem's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.0%, but exceeds the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Winston-Salem, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 2.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Cary is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,240; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Wilmington experiencing the fastest growth (+5.3%).
    • High Point, Durham, and Cary have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.3%, 3.6%, and 2.9%, respectively).

    Winston-Salem rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Winston-Salem, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Winston-Salem is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Winston-Salem's median two-bedroom rent of $800 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.5% increase in Winston-Salem.
    • While Winston-Salem's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Winston-Salem than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Winston-Salem.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Winston Salem’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Winston Salem renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartme...

    View full Winston-Salem Renter Survey

    Here’s how Winston-Salem ranks on:

    B
    Overall satisfaction
    B
    Safety and crime rate
    B
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B-
    Recreational activities
    A+
    Affordability
    A-
    Quality of schools
    A
    Social Life
    A
    Weather
    B+
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    A
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Winston Salem’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Winston Salem renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

    Key findings in Winston Salem include the following:

    • Winston Salem renters gave their city a B overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Winston Salem were affordability (A+), weather (A), social life (A) and pet-friendliness (A).
    • The areas of concern to Winston Salem renters are recreational activities (B-), jobs and career opportunities (B), safety and low crime rate (B) and state and local taxes (B).
    • Winston Salem did relatively poorly compared to other cities in North Carolina, including Charlotte (A-), Raleigh (A) and Asheville (A).
    • Winston Salem earned similar scores to other cities nationwide, including Atlanta, GA (B), Portland, OR (B) and Dallas, TX (B).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "It’s a small town but the downtown is cool and there are a lot of parks." – Regan C.
    • "Great people, culture and faith community. There is a lot to do. The area is well kept. Healthy living is common practice." – Jesse H.
    • "I wish it was safer to walk or jog." – Anon.
    • "New bars and restaurants seem to be opening every day. Winston Salem is growing and evolving. I love the diversity here and the thriving arts scene. Many of the old mills and factories are being renovated and turned into lofts and apartments." – Jessica S.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here