Happy Hill, Winston-Salem, NC

Happy Hill Neighborhood Guide Winston-Salem, NC


Happy Hill, located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, is a peaceful and historic neighborhood that offers a family-friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Known as the oldest African-American neighborhood in the city, Happy Hill boasts a rich cultural backdrop and appreciation for history. The neighborhood is surrounded by major roads for easy accessibility, including Highway 52, offering easy access to other parts of the city. It's also close to notable points of interest like the Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Winston-Salem State University.

What You Will Love About Happy Hill, Winston Salem, North Carolina

  • The friendly, close-knit community and the neighborhood's deep sense of history and cultural richness.
  • The accessibility to downtown and major highways, making it easy to explore the rest of Winston Salem.
  • The proximity to educational institutions like the Winston-Salem State University, adding to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.

What’s Nearby

Happy Hill is conveniently close to downtown Winston-Salem, offering a multitude of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The neighborhood is also near the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, a popular tourist destination showcasing the culture and history of the Moravian settlement in North Carolina. The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a hub for research, business, and education, is also a short distance away.


Residents of Happy Hill enjoy a quiet, residential lifestyle rich in history and culture. The neighborhood is known for its community events and social gatherings, fostering strong bonds among residents. Proximity to downtown and the university also provides access to a vibrant arts scene, diverse dining options, and a variety of cultural and sporting events.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 36 restaurants, 8 grocery stores, and 6 parks within a mile of the Happy Hill neighborhood.

    Tienda Mexicana Rosy

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    338 Waughtown St

    Cobblestone Farmers Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    Fogle Street

    Washington Perk

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    228 W Acadia Ave

    Marimar Super Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    612 Waughtown St

    Thrift Way

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    1.0 mile

    653 Waughtown St

    La Providencia

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    602 E Sprague St

Happy Hill Apartments and Rentals

79 Rental properties in Happy Hill, Winston-Salem, NC.

  • The Reserve At Brookberry Farm property


    The Reserve At Brookberry Farm

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    905–1379 Sqft

    6 Units Available

  • Village Lofts property


    Village Lofts

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    405–819 Sqft

    6 Units Available

  • 1127 S Marshall St property


    1127 S Marshall St

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    775–1149 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • 1796 Hausman Dr property


    1796 Hausman Dr

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1326 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 1306 Hardesty Ln property


    1306 Hardesty Ln

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1 Unit Available

  • 2900 S Main St property


    2900 S Main St

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Happy Hill Demographics

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Happy Hill Reviews

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  • Area Has Litter


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  • Area Has Potholes


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  • Good Place To Raise A Family


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  • Busy Streets


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  • Noise Late At Night


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  • Mostly Older Buildings


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Happy Hill Transportation

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North Central Winston-SalemNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina$1,015--
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East-Northeast Winston-SalemNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
Southeast Winston-SalemNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
WestendNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina$850--
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Wheeling VillageNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
British WoodsNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
Crystal TowersNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
West SalemNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
Union RidgeNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
West HighlandsNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
South ForkNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
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West End VillageNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
Country ClubNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
Heather HillsNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
North WinstonNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
Cross WindsNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
GreenwayNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----
Old VineyardNeighborhood in Winston-salem, North-carolina----