A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$766
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Greensboro Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    377
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    185
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    828
    525
  • Theft
    2,552
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,628
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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There are an abundance of activities available in Greensboro. Child and family-friendly activities include the children's museum in downtown, the Greensboro Science Center, and countless parks and lakes. Rent some paddle boats at Country Park, learn about the Battle of Guilford Court House while strolling through Battleground Park, enjoy the ropes course and zoo at the Science Center, or go kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding on Lake Brandt. If you feel like shopping, Friendly Center is a great place to go! There are several great movie theatres and bowling alleys around the city as well. If you're in the mood for some more adult entertainment, there are several bars in the Spring Garden area near UNCG. Downtown is also home to some good restaurants, parks, and nightlife. There's always something to do!
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Greensboro is my hometown! It is a wonderful place to raise a family. There are great schools, safe neighborhoods, convenient shopping centers, new international restaurants are coming alive. I am also half Hispanic, and the city offers a great cultural scene and a lot of acceptance to international visitors. However, I would say it is more of a family oriented city rather than a buzzing place for young people to move and thrive. I have not lived in Greensboro since I graduated from high school and went away for school. After college, I moved abroad and have been living around the world since. I always think fondly of my hometown which is growing more every time I come home. I have brought friends home with me from abroad and feel proud to show them around and happy knowing they are getting a truly American experience. It is great to see how much it is growing while still upholding its values, safety and family feel I always remembered.
I was born and raised in Greensboro, it is an excellent place to grow up and raise a family! In Greensboro there are plenty of excellent local restaurants, entertainment venues, and colleges to choose from. Protected natural areas such as the Bog Garden and Lake Brandt are wonderful places to enjoy the region's abundant wildlife within city limits as well!