With its blossoming downtown, excellent school system, and rich cultural history, it’s no wonder that Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of Livibility.com’s "Top 100 Best Places to Live." Located at the junction of three major interstates, Greensboro is a mid-sized city that offers convenience to both the mountains and the coast. With a cost of living below both North Carolina’s and the United States’ averages, Greensboro is a bargain for a city of its size.
Greensboro has the third largest education systems in North Carolina and over ten colleges and universities, including Guilford College and the Elon University School of Law. The downtown area is experiencing tremendous redevelopment, making the city center is the place to be. Cultural events and the arts are on par with a city over twice its size, with ballet, opera, and theatre companies in residence. It’s also the home of the annual ACC basketball tournament, if you prefer athletics to arts. With a rich history from Revolutionary times to the civil rights movement, Greensboro is perfect for history buffs, sports fans, and students alike.
Greensboro has just under 300,000 residents in the city and surrounding areas. You can find people living in city center condos and suburban single family homes. The median home price is below $147,000, which makes Greensboro a bargain for a North Carolina city. The ratio of students to teachers is 15:1, and the school district has high graduation rates, so if an excellent education is important to you, you can find it here. Employment opportunities can be found in traditional manufacturing or professional settings with many Fortune 500 companies, making for a diverse community with a head for business. Greensboro has as much to offer families as it does young professionals. Browse our listings for sale and see how you can make Greensboro and the surrounding areas the perfect place to call home.