Located in northwestern Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University began in 1834 and was named for the state capital of North Carolina at that time, Wake Forest. The college was moved in 1946 to the current location in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest University is a private, prestigious university that consistently ranks high among national universities. The college hosted the Presidential debates twice, once in 1988 and again in 2000.
Winston-Salem is a dynamic, active city in a busy area – neighboring Greensboro, another busy city, is only about 20 minutes east. Together, these two cities provide a wealth of things to see and do for those looking for an apartment in the Wake Forest University area. Winston-Salem is home to the Reynolda Gardens, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and Reynolda Village. Downtown Winston-Salem is home to shops, restaurants, museums, breweries, pubs, and theaters.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are part of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. The football team plays at BB&T Field and the basketball team plays at Joel Coliseum. The Demon Deacons have won eight national championships in four different sports. Other varsity sports teams include soccer, baseball, golf, and women’s field hockey.