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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Greensboro is a city in North Carolina with a population of 284,816. Greensboro is in Guilford County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Greensboro offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Greensboro there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Greensboro and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Greensboro are above average.
About Greensboro...
Population
284,816

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$813
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Greensboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    411.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    182.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    721.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,398.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • 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
    10%
    13%

Working in Greensboro

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,978
National
$55,322
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I did not expect to love it here! I moved from Chicago to Asheville and missed being in a bigger city, but I didn't want to lose nature and the nice weather. Greensboro has a lot more than Asheville and, while there are no mountains, it is beautiful. It's also very easy to get to the mountains and the ocean. Plus, there is never traffic!
Greensboro is also so much more diverse than Asheville. We have a large refugee community and a fascinating history within the civil rights movement. We were also ranked as the top city in North Carolina for LGBTQ+ rights!
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Greensboro is a safe family town with good public schools and excellent local colleges. Not the place for singles due lack of night life. However, the city is making some progress with new hotels opening and a new performing arts center underway. The main struggle here is the housing to income ratio. We have one the highest eviction percentage rates in the country. It costs less to finance a home than to rent an apartment. If you're not a teacher, doctor, or a lawyer, the jobs just don't cut it!
What I like about Greensboro, NC is how buildings, specifically stores, are always being reconstructed and redesigned to give them a new modern look; things are always being upgraded. I’m also in favor of this city’s water park, known as Wet’n Wild. Another great aspect of Greensboro is NC A&T University; the student life, their programs, GHOE(Greatest Homecoming On Earth), and their band are all outstanding. What I don’t like about Greensboro is the limited amount of activities to participate in, compared to other cities in North Carolina, such as Charlotte or Raleigh. I think our mall’s taste in clothing and style needs some work as well, because others and I are not pleased. Overall, Greensboro, NC is a decent city, but some social aspects need improvement.