417 reviews
  1. City in North Carolina
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$751
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    278
    264
  • Murder
    8
    5
  • Rape
    18
    37
  • Robbery
    173
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    889
    575
  • Theft
    2,523
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    189
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,518
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Greensboro Reviews

417 reviews
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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 enjoy many aspects of Greensboro, NC. My favorite part of Greensboro is the downtown area. This area features unique restaurants run by local residents and interesting shops. When I visit Greensboro I enjoy walking on the street among other street pedestrians as I meander to my favorite places. On my last visit I wandered among many Pokemon enthusiasts enjoying this game! My favorite eating establishment is Crafted, The Art of the Taco. This restaurant features tacos with unusual ingredients to make tasty combinations! I then like to walk to Cheescakes by Alex to savor one of the twenty-two flavors of homemade cheescake! I like to end by visiting Elsewhere. I am always in awe of the art created in this living museum. The artist create their work from relics specifically found in this building which formerly was a thrift store once housed on Elm Street. The downtown area is a vibrant area with many "faces" with this being one "face" I enjoy.
Greensboro is an incredibly diverse and inclusive city. With its several colleges and universities and its welcoming arms to the immigrant and refugee communities, Greensboro offers a rich cultural experience. From the beautiful scenery of Piney Lake to the lively night experience of downtown, there are a vast amount of ways to enjoy what this city has to offer. I highly recommend Greensboro as a great city to experience a small taste of the world!