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Welcome is a small community just south of Winston-Salem known for its popular NASCAR museum. The town lives up to its name as a welcoming and friendly community.

 

Real Estate

Due to its location outside of the city, Welcome boasts neighborhoods with homes on large lots, enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings of this residential community. Welcome real estate includes primarily traditional and Colonial homes. The median home price in Welcome is below both the state and national averages.

 

Lifestyle and Attractions

Welcome is an unincorporated community occupying 9.3 square miles in Davidson County. This small town is conveniently located just six miles from Lexington, about 15 miles from Winston-Salem, and about 20 miles from High Point. With a town motto of “Welcome to Welcome, A Friendly Place”, Welcome is a friendly and inviting place to be. The town is widely known as the home of the Richard Childress Racing Museum, an expansive facility filled with all things NASCAR, including 47 racing vehicles, videos, displays, and memorabilia. Richard Childress, a former racing driver in the 1970s and early 1980s, also owns the impressive 60-acre Childress Vineyards in nearby Lexington.

 

Welcome residents benefit from a proximity to Winston-Salem, where they can go for attractions such as the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, the Stevens Center for Performing Arts, Kaleideum and more. Welcome is home to Boone’s Cave Park, a 100-acre park along the Yadkin River, with hiking trails, and opportunities for fishing, canoeing or kayaking in the river. Welcome also has access to Davidson County’s Parks and Recreation facilities. The town is located near Thom-a-Lex Lake and High Rock Lake, the second-largest lake and one of the best fishing lakes in the state.

 

Nearby Schools and Higher Education

The town of Welcome has one school in the Davidson County School System, and there are a number of public schools located in neighboring communities. There are 10 private schools in the Welcome/High Point area, including High Point Christian Academy, High Point Friends School, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wesleyan Christian Academy, and Westchester Country Day School. There are no institutions of higher learning located in Welcome, but a reasonable commute puts many opportunities within reach. Nearby colleges and universities include Wake Forest University, UNC Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, and Duke University.

 

History

The area now known as Welcome was settled primarily by people arriving from Germany and was once called Hinklesville, presumably after a founding family or early resident. The current name of Welcome was given because of a dispute over what to name the local railroad depot. There are two legends pointing to the origin of the name: it was chosen either because of the depot’s welcome sign, or because a man declared, “Everybody’s welcome here!”

 

Approximate Distance to:

 

Winston-Salem: 15.5 Miles

High Point: 19 Miles

 

Piedmont Triad International Airport: 31 Miles

 

Hospitals:

  • Thomasville Medical Center: 11 Miles

  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center: 16 Miles

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: 16.5 Miles

 

Major Highway:

  • US-52: 2 Miles


 

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