Greensboro, North Carolina, manages to effortlessly strike the sweet spot that so many people are looking for — it’s not too big, not too small, but just right. Located in the central part of the state, Greensboro is often referred to as the “Gate City,” thanks to its proximity to the other big cities in North Carolina, as well as picturesque mountain ranges and a full slate of Atlantic coast beaches. It’s also a critical part of the Piedmont Triad, which is rounded out by sister cities High Point and Winston-Salem. The city has undertaken a major revitalization in recent years, but housing prices have yet to catch up to the buzz. It boasts a general cost of living on par with the national average, yet housing prices remain under.
Greensboro homes for sale are currently listed at a median price of $179,900. Homes for sale in Greensboro can be found in a range of neighborhoods like downtown-adjacent historic Fisher Park, ultra-safe Sunset Hills and waterfront homes on Lake Jeanette.
Ninety miles of greenways and trails crisscross the city, perfect for hiking and running. Cycling is such a popular activity for Greensboro residents that the city is in the process of adding an additional 75 miles of bike lanes in the coming years. Although Greensboro summers can be hot and humid, the other seasons are relatively mild, with minimal snowfall. When the heat does turn oppressive, many residents take the edge off at any of the area lakes, pools and water parks.
The third largest city in North Carolina, Greensboro nonetheless offers first-rate options for arts and culture lovers to enjoy, like the Greensboro Ballet, Weatherspoon Art Museum and Greensboro Symphony. Popular destinations also include the International Civil Rights Museum, the Greensboro Science Center and any number of festivals, like the Carolina Blues Festival or the North Carolina Folk Festival. Don’t forget to enjoy a cold glass of craft beer at any of the award-winning local breweries!
Professional opportunities abound in Greensboro, with employment options in all types of industries. Major employers include Honda Aircraft Company, Cone Health, Volvo Trucks North America and North Carolina A&T State University. Greensboro is also home to Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Headquarters.