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Living in Greensboro, North Carolina:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Greensboro, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 12 people living in Greensboro what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Greensboro is located in the central part of the state, with the mountains being at some points within several hours away to the west and the ocean several hours to the east. It is considered an ideal place to live. There are colleges and universities as well as sports arenas.

Sharon, says: 2023

Greensboro offers many things to see and do. There are gourmet restaurants, museums, breweries, and a great mixture of culture to be found here. The people are friendly and there are always fun events going on. It is a uniquely diverse city, unlike any place I have visited since living here.

While Greensboro may seem small and quiet, it is actually a very large city. It is home of one of the most famous universities. There a many small family owned shops and restaurants located around the downtown area. It is also a lot cheaper to find homes in Greensboro, as opposed to a larger city like Charlotte.

Orlando, says: 2020

Greensboro, in the Piedmont of North Carolina, is part of the Triad area, along with the cities of Winston-Salem and High Point. It was named after General Nathaniel Greene, the Revolutionary War hero who led American forces in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Greensboro is also the birthplace of both First Lady Dolly Madison and author O. Henry. It is a terrific city for live music, and is the home of six colleges and universities.

Bethany, says: 2020

Greensboro is a fantastic place where historic and modern elements combine. We’re home to Woolworth’s, the location of the famous civil rights sit-in. We are also in a prime location, within driving distance of the beach, mountains, and lakes. Don’t forget about our famous North Carolina BBQ!

Heather, says: 2020

Greensboro is a bustling metropolis filled with beautiful scenery and rich history. The most well-known historic sight in Greensboro is the Woolworth Inn. It is the staple of the civil rights movement. A group of freshman from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the nation’s largest HBCU, staged sit-ins at this location with the collective message of equality for all.

Someone moving to Greensboro should know this is a city full of opportunity. It is not as large as Charlotte but will provide the benefits of a larger city with a hometown feeling. each part of town provides its own scenery.

Daniel, says: 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina, is known for its historical sites and family based activities. It is home to an array of breweries and textile mills and being the location for one of the first lunch counter sit ins at Woolworth’s store that helped spark the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s.

Greensboro is a friendly city that will appeal to many audiences. The suburbs are family-friendly and the downtown has an active, upbeat energy that will appeal to young professionals. The city hosts many local, regional, national, and even international tournaments and competitions, so the tourism industry is strong. Additionally, many large companies, like Wrangler and Wayfair, are beginning to call Greensboro home!

Greensboro is one of the largest cities in North Carolina. The name “Greensboro,” honors the Revolutionary Soldier, Nathaniel Green. Throughout the city, there are numerous historical landmarks. Dolly Madison was a Greensboro native. A museum has artifacts depicting her life. The International Civil Rights Museum is housed in the famous Woolworth’s where four college students integrated the lunch counter. Greensboro is a diverse city that offers fun and interesting activities for everyone.

Kadeem, says: 2020

Greensboro, NC, was the start of the end of segregation. There were four students from North Carolina A&T State University in 1960 that had a sit in at the Woolworth’s counter where they could not receive service. The sit in continued and spread over the country to later end segregation.

I think that my city is the most beautiful, strange, quirky, fun place in the United States. It is full of young people who want to be 1960s hippies and old people who want to be millennial hipsters, which makes for interesting social dynamics. The residents of my city are incredibly politically active because of a history of liberal activism – the Civil Rights era sit in movement started in Greensboro. More than anything, it has been a fun place to grow up and is a lively place, which is why I recommend it to anyone looking to move here.

Kathryn, says: 2020

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