Boston-Thurmond United

Winston-Salem, NC

Boston-Thurmond, just north of downtown Winston-Salem, has a rich history as one of the city’s first residential neighborhoods built for tobacco and textile factory workers. By the 1920s and ‘30s, the area was flourishing. In the early 1960s, a new highway, University Parkway, essentially bisected the neighborhood, disrupting healthy neighborhood growth. Despite these challenges, there is a strong sense of pride in the neighborhood.

Community Collaboration

With economic investment steadily increasing in nearby areas, the neighborhood wants to maintain its historical character and ensure that residents benefit from growth. Boston-Thurmond United created planning teams led by residents, community stakeholders, and those with long-standing interests in Boston-Thurmond community. Team leaders are actively recruiting new members interested in the following areas:

  • Beautification and safety
  • Revitalization
  • Communications
  • Health and wellness
  • Education

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Creating Opportunity

The mission of the Boston-Thurmond Community Network is to facilitate and support the vision of Boston-Thurmond residents for a strong and economically viable neighborhood that is fully integrated into the broader Winston-Salem community.

Boston-Thurmond United strives to create a vibrant neighborhood that honors its rich history and expands:

  • the opportunities for safe and healthy lifestyles; quality
  • affordable housing at all income levels
  • neighborhood schools that provide the highest educational outcomes, starting at birth; and
  • access to jobs and economic well-being

View Boston-Thurmond United priorities