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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

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
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    185
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    828
    500
  • Theft
    2,552
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,802
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    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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Greensboro Reviews

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Greensboro is a nice small town. There are a lot of roads that needs to be fixed but there is progress so far! Gate city blvd was renovated and the roads are a lot smoother now. I moved to Greensboro a year ago and it did not take long for me to figure out my way around. It is basically impossible to get lost in Greensboro which is a great thing for newcomers like me. I love going to the friendly center because there are lots of nice restaurants and shopping stores close by. I appreciate the amount of colleges/universities in Greensboro, allowing everyone to have a great social life.
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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!
Many public schools are old, and need to be updated, rebuilt or remodeled. Plenty of parks, recreational centers, and bike lanes throughout the city which enhances healthy lifestyles. The nightlife especially downtown has increased the past 5 years. As with all real estate currently, purchasing a home is very affordable; however the cost of living has not measured up to the increasing prices of groceries and gas. The commute time to downtown, friendly, battleground areas has greatly improved because of the highway updates on US-29. Greensboro is definitely a diverse city with several universities, and offers great benefits for meeting people from all walks of life.