[The map for this submission is a map of Boston. The article title and content are about the neighborhood of Boston (Thurmond) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.]
Winston-Salem has a unique and rich history. Much of this can be seen while exploring Old Salem, originally called Bethabara by the area's first settlers - Moravian Protestants. These German-speaking immigrants secured the land of Bethabara in the 1750's and the history, evolution, and growth of Winston-Salem have changed and grown since. Old Salem (formerly Bethabara) takes up only a small portion of this medium-sized city but has been acknowledged as a National Historic Landmark.
If you aren't a history buff, Winston-Salem has a number of art galleries and museums to offer both its residents and visitors. There's also the BB&T Ballpark where you can enjoy a hot dog or two, all while rooting for the home team. Ten minutes north of Winston-Salem's early history and cultural downtown is the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood. In recent years, this area has been surrounded by controversy due to its nomination for revitalization. As an older, urban neighborhood, the community worries about gentrification and a rise in property costs.
Side streets or those less traveled tucked away within little subdivisions and culdesacs are not likely to have sidewalks, so exercise caution when walking your dog here. There is also a lack of pedestrian-friendly cross-walks where traffic lights aren't present, so always use caution and be sure vehicles see both you and your pet before walking across the street. For evening walks, you can attach light reflectors to your dog's leash or harness, helping others see them more easily.
The architecture isn't much to look at, as most of the homes and apartment buildings are stained and weathered with age. However, there are a number of public parks nearby.
Blum Park has recreational fields and courts as well as a playground. There are trails for you to enjoy with your dog, including some that line a petite pond. There is a pavilion that can host up to 100 people for community events or family reunions. But when it isn't time for a special occasion, Blum Park will do fine for a simple walk or potty break for your loyal pet.