Know Your Neighbor: Victoria Goral


Over the last year, many of us haven’t ventured far or seen many familiar faces. With warmer months and brighter futures ahead of us, it’s time for our neighborhood to come together to celebrate our love for the West End and reacquaint ourselves with the people that help make it great.

“Know Your Neighbor” is the first of many blog posts that we intend to highlight people who make the West End a special place to live.

For those of you haven’t met her already, here’s your chance to get to know WEA Vice President Victoria Goral

Quick Facts

125042755_10118438207615954_1941445964539039221_n.jpgMama to three children


…and Sasha

153282581_10221676350915620_2282442137265802510_n.jpgMarried to Kevin The “Silver Fox” Goral

How long have you been in the West End?

We’re transplants from Michigan and originally moved to Winston-Salem in 2006 but didn’t call West End home until 2015.

What is your role on the West End Association Board and how long have you been serving?

My role is President Elect and the Chair of the Social Committee, serving since 2018!

What initially drew you to the West End Neighborhood?

I moved to North Carolina in 2006 and settled in Clemmons. As I worked downtown I discovered the West End and fell in love with the tree lined streets, variety of historical homes and the mix of residential and commercial buildings.

The Goral House on Summit StreetHow has the West End changed since you first moved here?
So many great things have happened in the short six years we lived here. The Hanes Park renovation, the addition of many new businesses, the number of fun West End events, and the diversity of our community in the West End.

What are a few of your favorite West End hangouts or businesses, and why?
I am a social person so I love everything to do with enjoying great food, beverages and people. I love sitting outside at Mozelle’s on a sunny afternoon, the West End Cafe is my favorite for a Cesar Salad, Humble Bee for macarons, Lavender and Honey for incredible coffee and baked goods, Joymongers for a beer, bingo and food trucks, Joyners is my Cheers as I always run into someone I know. Love Fiddle and Fig and Elizabeth’s on Hanes for gifts and updates for our home. Theater Alliance never disappoints and Hanes Park is perfect for a stroll or a quick run on the track.

23916373_10208073493395744_4970903364079704240_o.jpgVictoria is a kind, hard-working woman who works diligently through retirement life to make her community a better place.

The West End is so fortunate to have wonderful people like Victoria that makes it the unique neighborhood it is to live in.

If you know someone that makes the West End great, please reach out to us in the contact form at the top of the page so we can feature them in future articles!