Two questions for ya:
1) Where do most 1Ls choose to live?
2) Would you mind to elaborate on the social scene in Winston-Salem? What does the city have to offer?
1) I think most 1Ls stay at the Crowne apartments, but there are a lot of us in houses nearby. Wake will have a "House Hunt" over the summer where you can meet your future classmates and tour some of the housing options. They will also have a webpage where people post rooms/apartments. There are lot of options!
2) Surprisingly, there is a lot to do in Winston. The student body association (SBA) has "Bar Review" every Thursday night at a different bar or restaurant. It's good to take a break from homework and hang out with other law students. Also a good way to meet 2Ls and 3Ls. The football and basketball games are also fun and SBA and other students host tailgates. Winston also has a great art scene, but I haven't taken advantage of this. Hope that helps!