Real Estate In Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Real Estate

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This Triad gem is a wonderful place to purchase real estate

Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina is a wonderful area to buy real estate since it combines all the trappings of a big city with history and charm. The city houses two of the state’s public universities and is just a short drive to Charlotte or Raleigh. Along with an array of jobs, Greensboro has everything and is a great place to buy real estate.

History

Like a lot of cities, Greensboro is named for someone and that person is General Nathaniel Greene who led the American forces in 1791 at the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781. According to the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the original name of the city was spelled without the final “e” that was in the general’s last name. Permanent settlement in Greensboro began in 1740 and those early settlers included Germans, Scotch-Irish, and Quakers. Greene’s deployment of troops caused the British to lose a quarter of its army which hastened its eventual defeat. In 1808, elected officials paid $98 for a 42-acre tract of land which became Greensboro. Guilford Courthouse is now a national park located at the western end of town. From its early beginnings, Greensboro went on to become part of United States history. In the 1960s, four students from North Carolina A&T held sit-ins at the Woolworth’s lunch counter that was downtown. That store is now the International Civil Rights Museum and it opened in 2010. When textiles were a leading industry in North Carolina, one leading company was Cone Mills. That was started by Moses and Caesar Cone of Baltimore, Md. While Cone Mills is closed, the Cone legacy lives on with Moses Cone Hospital.

Things to do in Greensboro

Greensboro has plenty of things to do at different times of the year. There are parks, greenways, and a variety of places to enjoy the outdoors.
Hagan-Stone Park is a great place to hold a cross country race and has hosted high school, college, and Olympic-level runners. There has been one course that has finished on an uphill climb.
There’s a vibrant road racing scene, too and races have been held in such places as the downtown area and UNC Greensboro.
The Gate City has a variety of places to grab a bite to eat. Some popular places include downtown, West Friendly Avenue, and others. A great place for food is Tate Street. It has New York Pizza, which is a great place to grab a slice or order a whole pizza. For those that are college students, it can provide a welcome respite from the dining hall.
Tate Street Coffee is a great spot to grab a cup of coffee and spend some time with friends. It can also be a great place for business to be done or for professors to meet with students.
For those that want to catch great sporting events, there’s always action at the city’s colleges and universities.
Riveting high school rivalries can generate a lot of interest and provide enjoyment to its fans.
If you want to see professional teams, the Gate City has them, too. The Greensboro Swarm is the NBA D-League franchise of The Charlotte Hornets.
The Greensboro Grasshoppers is a Class A minor league baseball team and play home games at a downtown ballpark. It’s a great place to relax and watch a game with a great view of the downtown area.
Greensboro has plenty of things to do for everyone regardless of preference.

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Location

Greensboro is in Guilford County, which borders Forsyth County on its western end. Its northern neighbor is Rockingham County. The county’s eastern neighbor is Alamance County. It borders Davidson County on its southwestern end and Randolph County on its southern end. Both Interstates 40 and 85 run through the city.

Greensboro demographics

According to the 2020 U.S. Census, its population is 299,035. Between 2010 and 2020, Greensboro grew by nearly 30,000 and has become a more diverse city.
Manufacturing is no longer the top employment sector in the city, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Education, Health, and Social Assistance followed by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services are the top two industries followed by Manufacturing.
Average annual pay in Guilford County increased by nearly 6.5 percent between 2019 and 2020.
All but one industry in Guilford County experienced an increase in pay.
The Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector experienced an 18 percent jump in pay from 2019 to 2020.

Arts in Greensboro

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For those seeking to buy real estate in Greensboro, there is no shortage of options for enjoying the arts or other entertainment options.
At UNC Greensboro, there’s the Weatherspoon Art Gallery that’s on Spring Garden Street and has plenty of great paintings and other exhibits to browse. The school has the Taylor Theatre which is closer to Tate Street and has a variety of productions and is the hub of the school’s theater department. The school also has a dance theater and offers plenty of different options for those that want to enjoy the fine arts.
Down West Friendly Avenue is Guilford College and the school holds its Bryan Series which features well-known celebrity speakers such as Steve Martin and Rita Moreno.
For those that just want to walk around the city, there are a plethora of public art installations. The types of installations range from murals, bus benches, bike racks, and fountains.
One of the fountains is at UNC Greensboro, next to the dining hall. It provides a place for students, faculty, employees, and visitors to gather. There are places to sit on the grass and it can serve as a great place for a band to play. On a cool, sunny day, it can be a great spot to relax and maybe read a few chapters for an upcoming class.

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Schools in Greensboro

There are plenty of choices for schools in Greensboro. Guilford County’s public school system is one of the largest in the state and has multiple high schools throughout the county. There are multiple private schools providing a plethora of options outside of the public school offerings. Of colleges and universities, the largest is UNC Greensboro which was previously the woman’s college for the UNC system. It’s now co-educational and is a large university that takes up much of its area near Spring Garden and Tate streets. Just up West Market Street going toward downtown is Greensboro College, which has several buildings that provide a nice, serene surrounding with one of the city’s busiest streets at its doorstep. Then there is Guilford College, which is down West Friendly Avenue and has the usual assortment of classes along with an assortment of continuing education courses that can provide the extra edge. Guilford Technical Community College has multiple campuses throughout the county and provides career education to give graduates a leg up as they start their careers. It is also a valuable resource for those that want to save money by completing some basic requirements before finishing at a four-year school. Bennett College is the city’s sole single-gender school and educates solely women. Just like the rest of the city, the schools in Greensboro provide the variety to suit diverse tastes.

Why Greensboro?

Greensboro is one of the largest cities in North Carolina and offers plenty of amenities like its larger peers. It also has the charm of a more rural area and plenty of history tied to the city.
Providing great value and plenty to do, Greensboro is a wonderful place to buy real estate. It can be a great place to call home and start a business.

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