Greenville, North Carolina, is the county seat of Pitt County and capital of the East Carolina region. It was listed as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America’s Promise Alliance and named in the top ten for "Best Small Places for Business and Careers" by Forbes Magazine. The city has a population of around 89,000 and has a total area of 26.3 square miles. Greenville blends a quiet neighborhood feel with a corporate environment and a metropolitan university town. You will find most single family homes with a good number of condominiums and townhouses.
Greenville offers a range of activities for its residents to engage in. The East Carolina University campus provides musical concerts, dance productions, theater, travel films, and lectures. The Greenville Museum of Art showcases local art and exhibitions. The East Carolina Musical Arts Foundation offers sacred organ and choral music concerts throughout the year. Growing and thriving Greenville theater and dance groups also hold performances. Greenville has a thriving dining and nightlife scene as well as live entertainment. There is a weekly farmers’ market during warm months, an annual Halloween street party in the Downtown area, and the Uptown Art Walk held throughout the year. The city is a major shopping destination with several malls that house major retailers. Sports are also popular, from East Carolina University’s athletic teams to Little League Baseball. Running groups and BMX riding are also popular.
Residents have health care access to Vidant Medical Center, The Brody School of Medicine, and the East Carolina Heart Institute. Pitt County Schools govern the Greenville schools, offering 13 elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools. Ten private schools are also in this area. Besides East Carolina University, other higher learning options are Pitt Community College, Miller-Motte Technical College and Shaw University’s satellite campus. Greenville has many company headquarters, including Vidant Health, NMHG Americas, Grady White, Metrics, and Attends Health Care Products. The major industries are health care, education, and manufacturing and the largest employers are Vidant and East Carolina University. Specialized manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies are also significant employers. Greenville has temperature ranges from a low of 30 degrees to a high of 90. The average total precipitation for the year is 46 inches and snowfall is 4 inches. There is an average of 213 sunny days and 107 days of measurable rain per year. Check out the selection of homes for sale in Greenville and find yourself a place to call home.