According to a survey by Livability.com, Greensboro has been named one of the best places to live in the United States. Greensboro came in at #91 on the list just ahead of Charleston, SC!
Reasons for the ranking included Greensboro’s high quality of health care and education and a continuously improving downtown area. Greensboro is home to the third largest North Carolina Community College institution in the state in Guilford Technical Community College, as well as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford College, and the highly respected Guilford County School District. The plethora of quality educational institutions makes for a great place to raise a family.
The health care in Greensboro also cannot be overlooked. According to the survey results, Greensboro ranks 14th in North Carolina out of 100 counties in terms of longevity and quality of life. The 30 hospitals located within 60 miles of Greensboro, NC and nearly 2,200 doctors within the city limits plays a large role in that.
Downtown Greensboro has been transformed into a vibrant and lively area that serves as the main center for the area’s commerce and culture. Boasting shopping, dining, entertainment, offices, and neighborhoods – the feel of downtown can best be described as “cool.” In a recent interview Greensboro’s Mayor John Perkins was asked to describe his city. He had this to say, ” We’re trying to make the town cool. We have 47,000 college students at seven colleges and universities that are here. We want to leverage off that and keep some of that talent here after they graduate. And the best way to do that is to make your city cool.”
This is hardly the first time Greensboro has shown up on a “Best” List. Earlier this year Greensboro has made appearances on a number of Forbes lists, including:
Slowly but surely Greensboro has grown to become a very important city in North Carolina. As the 3rd largest city in terms of population in North Carolina, expect great things from “The Gate City”.
**Fun Fact: Greensboro is known as “The Gate City” because in 1891 the city would see the arrival and departure of 60 trains per day and had become an important transportation hub for manufacturers and people alike.
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