Greensboro, North Carolina

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Greensboro Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Greensboro?

  • Living on the lake! (Anonymous)
  • The city has slowly grown on me. I find that there is a place or venue for almost anyone. (Andre, 2 years)
  • Everything is close. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Trail and water system. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • No traffic, easy to navigate. (Shana, 20 years)
  • The weather, and how green it is. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • My family. (Josh, 43 years)
  • Community, libraries, parks and the newly rejuvenated downtown area. (Lisa, 47 years)

Greensboro Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Greensboro?

  • Shopping. (Anonymous)
  • It seems a bit divided. (Andre, 2 years)
  • Takes 20 minutes to travel 5 miles! (Sarah, 3 years)
  • No Trader Joe’s, Publix or Lydle. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Not a lot of entertainment. (Shana, 20 years)
  • Actually nothing, some minor things, but nothing too bad. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • Liberals. (Josh, 43 years)
  • Lack of safe biking throughout the city. I don’t feel like the bike lanes are safe for the bikers. More people would bike if they did not risk getting run over by motorists. (Lisa, 47 years)

Greensboro Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Greensboro?

  • Biking and running trails. (Anonymous)
  • I personally enjoy the different arcades around and the namespace that is downtown. (Andre, 2 years)
  • Greensboro Science Center. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Hike and kayak. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Ride bikes on the Greenway, eat downtown. (Shana, 20 years)
  • Beautiful parks, down town is cool. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • Nothing. (Josh, 43 years)

Greensboro Reputation

What’s Greensboro known for?

  • City was named for Major GENERAL NATHANAEL Greene after the Revolutionary War. Also, furniture capital of the world. (Anonymous)
  • I am not really sure what Greensboro is known for. We have been known in the past for transportation (this is where we get the name gate city) and civil rights. Now we have a lively arts community and some good universities.(Andre, 2 years)
  • UNCG. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Airport. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Colleges. (Shana, 20 years)
  • The history and how green it is. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • The money pit, the Civil Rights Museum. (Josh, 43 years)

Greensboro Crime

What’s the crime like in Greensboro? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Most residents feel safe in Greensboro. (Anonymous)
  • North of the rails and east of elm st. is typically the higher crime areas. Four seasons mall has had a higher rate of crime recently if I recall correctly. (Andre, 2 years)
  • Near A&T. Anywhere north GSO. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Not bad. (Shana, 20 years)
  • Florida street, a lot of crime goes down there. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • Stay away from Randalman Road. (Josh, 43 years)

Greensboro Advice

Any advice for people moving to Greensboro?

  • Great city to raise a family. We are close to the best colleges in the country. NC STATE, UNC, WAKE FOREST, UNC-G, DAVIDSON, ELON, HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY, UNC-W, APP STATE …(Anonymous)
  • Explore it. (Andre, 2 years)
  • Check crime rates. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Parks and rec. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Enjoy it. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • Move to Randolph County instead. (Josh, 43 years)

Greensboro Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Greensboro (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • We love going to all the festivals Greek, Italian and Irish in downtown. Baseball games are fun to. (Anonymous)
  • Just fun memories as a kid. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • I wish I could. (Josh, 43 years)

Greensboro Future

How do you think Greensboro will change over the next 10 years?

  • Downtown will definitely change. Will see more people living down there.(Anonymous)
  • Downtown will continue to revitalize. That is the only thing I can be sure of.(Andre, 2 years)
  • Higher crime. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Housing market will increase and make affordable housing more difficult for middle class/poor folks. (Shana, 20 years)
  • Expanding the high ways. (Brigitta, 25 years)
  • More Liberal, more like Detroit. (Josh, 43 years)

Greensboro Facts

Any other interesting facts about Greensboro?

  • Furniture Market, Bur-mil Park, Battleground Park and Performing Arts Center. (Anonymous)