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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RENTCafé offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the rent for a house in Winston - Salem, NC?

The price range of a house for rent is between $945 and $2,195. Find house for rent in Winston - Salem, NC.

How many houses are available in Winston - Salem, NC on RENTCafé?

There are 48 house rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Winston - Salem, NC were last updated on 13 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a rental house in Winston - Salem, NC?

The average Winston - Salem, NC rental house size is 1,820 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a house in Winston - Salem, NC?

Renting a house in Winston - Salem, NC comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Winston - Salem, NC?

Houses for rent in Winston - Salem, NC are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Winston - Salem, NC.

Renter's Guide to Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem is the 4th largest city in North Carolina with close to 240,000 residents, resting near the middle of the state about 100 miles west of Raleigh. It’s also a short 30 miles west of Greensboro, and about 75 miles northeast of Charlotte.

What was originally known a major tobacco town has since been transformed into a booming metropolis often referred to as the “City of Arts and Innovation” for its contributions to theater, fine arts, and technological research.

The weather in Winston-Salem makes it a very pleasant place to live, as residents enjoy a beautiful spring and fall, with very mild winters and warm, sunny summers.  

Winston - Salem, NC Demographics

  • Total Population398,455
  • Female 189,403
    Male 209,053
  • Median Age38.8

Cost of Living in Winston-Salem, NC

Overall, Winston-Salem has a very affordable cost of living for a city its size, and also a lower cost of living than many of North Carolina’s large neighboring cities like Raleigh and Greensboro.

There is no shortage of things to do or places to eat in Winston-Salem either, and although there are a wide variety of dining options, finding a meal for two for $50 or less is easy.

As for utility costs, like water, electric, gas, etc., Winston-Salem residents on average pay just $113 a month, much less than the national average of $140. 

Average Rent in Winston - Salem, NC

  • Winston - Salem, NC Average Rental Price, May 2021 $961 /mo

    Winston - Salem, NC Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5002%
    • $501-$70017%
    • $701-$1,00046%
    • $1,001-$1,50029%
    • $1,501-$2,0005%
    • > $2,0002%

    Winston - Salem, NC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
    Winston - Salem, NC $795 $813 $835 $843 $865 $892 $894 $903 $937 $957 $961
    National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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    Living in Winston-Salem, NC

    One of the biggest pros to living in Winston-Salem is there’s always something to do, including visiting craft breweries, museums, parks, sporting events, and music venues. The combination of good school districts, a lively downtown scene, and a low cost of living even helped Winston-Salem make its way onto the BusinessWeek rankings as one of the best 50 cities in America to live.

    The only negative aspect of living in Winston-Salem is that new jobs are being added very slowly, as the city has one of the lowest percentages of new job additions in the state. However, many also see this as a positive, because while Winston-Salem is growing, it is growing at a slow, steady, and maintainable rate.

    For public transportation, there’s a bus line operated by the Winston-Salem Transit Authority, which offers 10-ride passes for $10.

    Things to do in Winston-Salem

    Winston-Salem offers a little something for everyone and is known for having some of the best craft breweries in the state. Foothills Brewing is one of the most popular, and is well-known for its IPAs and specialty beers.

    For a night out in Winston-Salem for dinner, King’s Crab Shack and Oyster bar is one of the best spots in town, serving all kinds of great seafood dishes like oysters, crab legs, shrimp, mussels and more. And for dessert after dinner, the Winkler Bakery serves all kinds of tasty treats like sugar cake and Moravian cookies.

    Winston-Salem also has great recreational options, especially at Salem Lake Park. The park includes nearly 400 acres for all types of activities, like boating or fishing, or even taking run or biking across the scenic seven-mile trail.

    And for families and those with kids, Winston-Salem hosts the second-largest fair in the state every fall called the Dixie Classic Fair. It receives over 300,000 visitors every year, and has loads of fun activities and exhibits like rides, food, and (literally) tons of livestock exhibits. SciWorks is also a popular place for kids, with interactive science exhibits, nature trails, and a massive planetarium.

    For free things to do in Winston-Salem, the Community Band Concert Series hosts concerts throughout the year at various venues, and has a special performance every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Winston-Salem has a little something for music fans too, as Ziggy’s is known for hosting some of the most popular bands in the country, and actually gave the well-known Dave Matthews Band its first start.

    And for the sports fans, the city plays host to the Winston-Salem Dash, a single-A Chicago White Sox affiliate, who play their home games at the gorgeous BB&T Ballpark.

    Employment and Economy

    Although there are plenty of major employers in Winston-Salem, like Novant Health, Unifi, and BB&T, the area has hit somewhat of a standstill as far as employment growth goes.

    The city has a slow percentage rate of new job growth, although despite that statistic, Winston-Salem’s unemployment rate of 5% is still well below the state unemployment rate of 5.5%.

    Winston - Salem, NC Households

    • Total Number of Households156,437
    • Family 98,530
      Non-family 57,907
    • Children 46,062
      No Children 110,375
    • Average People Per Household2.54
    • Median Household Income$53,298
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$882

    Education in Winston-Salem

    Winston-Salem offers excellent public school districts that are ranked among the best in the state of North Carolina, and the area also has great options for higher education.

    The city’s flagship school, Wake Forest University, was actually ranked in a US News and World Report as the 23rd best university in the entire country, due to its excellent academics, beautiful campus, and involvement in the community

    Winston - Salem, NC Education Statistics

    • No High School4%
    • Some High School37%
    • Some College29%
    • Associate Degree9%
    • Bachelor Degree22%

    Tips for Renting in Winston-Salem

    Winston-Salem tenant regulations are governed by North Carolina state law, and are very similar to most other states and US tenant laws. However, North Carolina does have a slightly different policy when it comes to eviction notice. For monthly rentals, the eviction period is seven days; for a year-to-year rental, the minimum eviction notice is 30 days; and for mobile homes, the minimum eviction notice is 60 days.

    North Carolina renters can also exercise their “right to repair and deduct,” meaning they can actually legally refuse to pay rent if major repairs (like an air conditioning unit) are left neglected.

    Renting a house in Winston - Salem, NC

    Some people just don’t buy into the American dream of owning your own house and sacrificing flexibility. Also, a 30-year mortgage is not the most pleasant thought to wake up with every morning. We understand. But what if you need some extra storage space? What if you like a backyard where you could throw BBQ parties and the kids could play in a safe environment? Luckily, you can forget the dreaded mortgage. Renting a house is the answer. There are 28 homes for rent in Winston - Salem, NC. And it won’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg to rent the perfect home for your family. You can look into duplexes for rent too. Prices in Winston - Salem, NC for rental homes start at $1,075.

    A rental house offers flexibility

    Your family situation will change throughout your life. Renting makes it possible to match the size of your home to your lifestyle and financial situation. Maybe it’s just you and your significant other at the moment sharing a charming downtown apartment. But there’s a chance that at some point in time, a third family member will show-up and suddenly that 1 bedroom apartment you were so happy with will become too small. You will realize that you’d much rather prefer the comfort of your own backyard, than all the excitement your current neighborhood provides, that you no longer have time to enjoy anyway. If you want to continue living comfortably, you may want to rent a 2 bedroom house. Or maybe your oldest son turned into a young man who’s going off to college soon. You’ll find yourself in a 4 bedroom house that is suddenly too big. You could downsize and rent a 3 bedroom home with a pool, in a much nicer area. The flexibility of renting makes it possible.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!