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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 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
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
    480.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    228.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    710.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,559.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291.7
    284
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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 was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. Greensboro is a great city for families, college students and elderly people. Greensboro is a small city of loving people that work hard and support each other. There are many small businesses in Greensboro, Great for a weekend of shopping. Some of North Carolina's Top Universities such as University North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina A&T University are located in Greensboro. The city provides beautiful historic parks with creative playgrounds and breath taking trails. Greensboro also have some of the best hospitals in the state. Moses Cone Hospital constantly expands to cater to every single patient's needs. Greensboro focuses on youth growth by providing affordable youth activities such as T-ball and cheer leading. Greensboro is a great safe town to live a comfortable life regardless of lifestyle.
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Beautiful city with a progressive attitude (unlike most of NC). Very arts-oriented with a BOOMING downtown supported by new hotels (more under construction), states largest performing arts center, new restaurants, parks and boutiques. Outstanding healthcare (Cone Health is an excellent organization) and a new state-of-the art Women's and Children's Center opening in the fall on the campus of the Moses Cone Hospital. There are several highly ranked colleges in the city with tens of thousands of students. There is a true entrepreneurial spirt as well. Transportation infrastructure (freeways, etc.) is amazing - the best I have ever seen (and I've lived in major cities most of my life). Opportunities for improvement include better public transportation and more development in the SE quadrant.
Great, just need to improve a bit on security awareness. The nature is awesome, lot of sightseeing, wildlife, red pandas and sharks at the science centre is fascinating, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park has displays on the American Revolution. Lodging in hotels there is a bit affordable, and video re-enactments and interactive exhibits trace the civil rights struggle at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Also, not having a large population made it more accommodating for visitors and those coming for one reason or the other either for business, research, tourism etc, among Greensboro's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe water park, the Greensboro Science Center,etc.