Midway is a recently incorporated town located in the Piedmont Triad region. Laid-back living awaits in this small town located between Winston-Salem and Lexington.
The cost of living in Midway is lower than both the state and national average, making housing more affordable in this area. Homes in Midway range in style and size, providing a variety of options for buyers. Most Midway homes are situated on large lots, offering a beautiful country setting and vast farmland on occasion.
Lifestyle and Attractions
With a population of approximately 5,000, Midway provides a relaxing small-town feel for residents. However, it is located near Winston-Salem and other Piedmont cities, putting activities, businesses and healthcare within reach. Midway was incorporated in 2006, so it is a recent development that is still growing and evolving. Residents typically travel to neighboring cities for errands and outings, but can return to their home in a quiet neighborhood. Midway is a safe area, with violent crime and property crime rates resting below the national average.
In the other direction, Lexington boasts a thriving Uptown district featuring more than 190 businesses and retailers, including boutique clothing stores, antique shops and other historic stores that have been in operation for almost 100 years. Lexington is nicknamed the “Barbecue Capital of the World”, and the dish is celebrated at the annual Barbecue Festival attracting as many as 200,000 visitors each year. Residents may also frequent a handful of locally owned restaurants located in Midway. Each Autumn, the town holds an annual Midway Christmas Parade to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Midway has three public schools provided by the Davidson County School System, including Midway Elementary School, Oak Grove Middle School and North Davidson High School. There are 13 private schools in the Midway/High Point area, including High Point Christian Academy, High Point Friends School, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wesleyan Christian Academy, and Westchester Country Day School. Midway contains no institutions of higher learning, but is situated near many universities and colleges in the region, including Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
The first people originally living in what is now Davidson County and Midway were the Saponi Indians, who lived along the banks of the Yadkin River. A trading path extending along the east coast brought Native Americans and Europeans to this area. Midway’s name came from its position midway between Winston-Salem and Lexington. In 2004, the 8-square-mile town feared annexation from Winston-Salem and took steps to become incorporated. In 2006, the town was officially incorporated.
Approximate Distance to:
Winston-Salem: 12 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 74.5 Miles
Novant Health Winston-Salem Healthcare: 14 Miles
Lexington Medical Center: 16 Miles
US-52: 1.5 Miles
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