Welcome to Greensboro, a booming city situated between North Carolina's Blue Ridge and Smoky mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Home to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) headquarters, UNC Greensboro and a redeveloping downtown area, this city is a remarkable and affordable place to put down new roots.
Thanks in part to the presence of UNC Greensboro, Charles Aycock has become an eclectic neighborhood perfect for those who prefer an arts-driven community near downtown. Several neighborhoods provide a more suburban-style feel with tree-lined streets and neighborhood parks, the best of which include Fisher Park and Lindley Park.
Free Things to Do in Greensboro
Greensboro seamlessly blends the excitement of the big city with country charm, and presents a wide range of things to do, from visiting art museums and attending live performances to strolling through peaceful nature preserves and parks. Check out these top picks for free things to:
For Families with Kids
Greensboro is a great spot for families, with fun happening all year at the Greensboro Science Center and the Greensboro Children's Museum. Residents also have access to several excellent schools, including Summerfield and EP Pearce elementary schools, the historic Grimsley High and top-rated high school, Weaver Academy.
Getaways from Greensboro
Why is Greensboro known as the Gate City? It's within two hours of Charlotte and Raleigh and a little less than three hours from Asheville. If you're craving sun and sand, Wrightsville Beach is the closest beach to Greensboro, just over three hours away.