Greensboro, North Carolina

Just A Hike Away



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The Best Thing About Greensboro?

Getting out there!

Due to the many parks, restaurants, and family friendly homes, a lot of people say that living here feels like living in a suburb. While this is certainly true and is something that people here are incredibly proud of, many people also say that they have the opportunity to make it feel like the country. With the Appalachian Mountains, Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State Parks all within reach, the benefits of living in Greensboro don’t just end at the city borders. The city is dedicated to the environment more than you might expect for a southern city, implementing eco-friendly initiatives to protect these great outdoors.

Here's a summary from a local about the experiences available in Greensboro:
If your interested in the outdoors two great state parks are nearby - Hanging Rock and Pilot Mt. Both have great hiking and rock climbing.We have a maker space called the Forge if that's your cup of tea.

The local restaurants are pretty great. In fact Hops Burger Bar was rated best burger in the country a few years ago by Trip Advisor.Plenty to do for a small city. The Greensboro Science center is awesome. It has a ropes course, a small zoo, (there is a bigger zoo in the nerby town of Ashboro), and a lot of neat stuff. I personally love Box Car which is a Bar Arcade. Kersey Valley is nearby which has ropes course, zip lines, laser tag, and escape rooms.

The Worst Thing About Greensboro?

Tough On Young Professionals

This city is geared towards families and college students, there are a number of solid colleges here, which is a plus, but if you’re single and in your mid-late 20s/early 30s, you might find Greensboro alienating.

Locals also note it can be a challenging job market for young professionals:
If you don't move here with at least 3 months of rent, I honestly wouldn't risk it. Had I have known how hard it was to find employment as a professional I may have moved elsewhere. I'd heard north carolina has a bad job market but figured I was safe because I'm a professional and not looking for a retail job at wal-mart or something like that. Turns out it's difficult no matter what your education is.

Lifestyle Of Greensboro

Greensboro is more small town than big city. The downtown is growing but it remains more suburban than urban. The lifestyle here is quiet and kind, particularly for families. To some degree some of what makes Greensboro special is the beauty of the area. There are huge parks and greenery, lakes in the city and so there is plenty of options for hiking, biking and boating. If you enjoy the outdoors within the city then you’re going to love how the Blue Ridge Mountains and the coast are just a few hours away.

If you're curious what locals do for culture and play check out the Greensboro calendar of events:

Why You Should Move Here Now?

We’re still Growing

Greensboro is growing both in terms of physical size/population and number of jobs available. There are a lot of companies moving and expanding here, and with a number of great schools, well-priced houses, easy access to the outdoors and more, the time has never been better to join us here in Greensboro.

Neighborhoods in Greensboro

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Young Professionals

The Downtown neighborhood and the surrounding area around UNCG are the best places to start your search for young professionals. The downtown area has been growing its base of restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots. The college area has plenty of inexpensive eats options and pubs and all of it is walkable for those looking to live where they work and socialize.

  • Downtown
  • UNCG Area

Charles Ayock


Charles Ayock is an interesting choice for those looking to live near downtown (just a mile) but who want a bit more quiet and more historic home options. The entire neighborhood is registered as a Historic District and the social options and Farmer’s Market and stadium means you have beautiful homes and a social and cultural scene within walking distance. Glenwood is a young, diverse neighborhood with cool creative boutique cafes, bakeries and shops, a beautiful park and community gardens for local greenery experiences. It also borders the UNCG campus for bucolic walks on the grounds.

  • Charles Ayock
  • Glenwood



While Greensboro doesn’t have a single specifically dense neighborhood for the LGBTQ+ community there are several that are the most populated. Downtown has a combination of great housing options and LGBTQ+ - owned and friendly business and nightlife. Glenwood probably has the highest percentage of the neighborhoods with LGBTQ+ community – cool housing and a creative culture and commercial district are a big draw. Finally the Sunset Hills neighborhood is a more upscale option with plenty of beautiful single family homes. It also has plenty of food and drink options within walking distance.

  • Downtown
  • Glenwood
  • Sunset Hills

Fisher Park


If you’re a family that favors living closer to the downtown action then check out Fisher Park first. It’s built around Fisher Park so outdoor play is a big benefit of the neighborhood. It’s also filled with beautiful single-family homes, and it contains and is close to some of the best schools in the city. Lindley Park is another great option, with historic homes from the turn of last century, great schools, churches, parks and community activities to make the families who live here feel part of a community.

  • Fisher Park
  • Lindley Park
  • Old Irving Park