Greensboro-High Point is where the magic happens – where meaningful work meets fulfilling lifestyle. We’re the accelerated center between two of North Carolina’s fastest-growing areas: Charlotte and Raleigh. Our cities are recognized as an activated hub for the dreamers, the doers, the makers and shakers as the best cities to live in NC.
No matter your walk of life, you can make it here, too.
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Our competitive cost of living, booming industries, stellar private and public Guilford County schools, and variety of housing options are a few features attracting entrepreneurs from New York, designers from Belgium, and students from all over the globe (just to name a few of our friends). As two of the most diverse, inclusive and LGBT-friendly cities in the U.S., we want to roll out the welcome mat for you.
Whether you’re seeking a fulfilling career, a business launchpad, or more space to flourish and call home, you’ll find that Greensboro-High Point has it all.
While you can expect the same high quality of life, welcoming population, picturesque outdoor recreation, and convenient regional access in Greensboro and High Point, each city brings something a little different to the table. The good news? You can’t go wrong with either one. Click the pins or region names on the map to start exploring.
Greensboro is a mid-sized city whose future is as bright as its history is rich. Where innovative industries like aerospace and advanced manufacturing seamlessly meet vibrant arts and cultural scenes, Greensboro is a haven for those who challenge the status quo. Home to landmarks like The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, renowned Greensboro Science Center and a vibrant downtown with no shortage of breweries and bistros, parks and greenways, we can say one thing with confidence: you’ll never be bored.
High Point is a diverse community with warm, welcoming residents. Coined as “North Carolina’s International City™”, High Point is a haven for art and music, from the annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival to global residents and cuisine. While there are a variety of industries here, High Point might best be known for its furniture design/manufacturing scenes. Where historic textile mills are entrepreneurial spaces and world-class designers are attracted to the Market District of showrooms. High Point is the Home Furnishings Capital of the World™, attracting industry leaders from Milan to Shanghai.
Living in Greensboro-High Point means that you’ll live in an impeccably well-maintained region with the convenience and amenities of a big city at your fingertips. Oh yeah – and you’ll be able to afford it! The average Greensboro and High Point, NC cost of living overall index is about 91 – that’s 6% lower than Raleigh’s and 10% lower than Atlanta or Austin’s cost of living. Stop compromising, and experience life (and your paycheck) to the absolute fullest.
New, state of the art spaces centered around creativity, connectivity and entertainment keep residents active and inspired. Redevelopment of textile and furniture manufacturing mills preserve the fabric of Greensboro-High Point’s history while serving as major catalysts for its economic and cultural evolution. To date, more than $500M has been invested in Greensboro and High Point’s downtown areas, which include new retail, residential and co-working spaces and even baseball stadiums. We’re growing – and we’re just getting started.
The Greensboro and High Point NC real estate market offers buyers (and renters) a wide variety of options from historic bungalows to 5-bedroom homes. What do they have in common? Affordability. (Hello, sensible homeownership!) The typical home value in the Greensboro-High Point metro is approximately $170k, and the region boasts a 60.9% homeownership rate. The average apartment rent in the area is about $860, and only $1,088 for a three bedroom apartment – say hello to your new home office/gym/studio… the possibilities are endless with so much space.
Gone are the days of your kiddos uttering the words, “There’s nothing to do!” Between our 60+ parks, gardens, greenspaces and 100+ miles of trails, the Greensboro Science Center, Truist Point multi-purpose stadium and kids’ sports and recreation leagues and more, your weekends will be filled with fun yet quality time together. Parents can choose from a myriad of public, charter and magnet Guilford County schools, ensuring the best fit for your family. Resources from Guilford County Partnership for Children can help guide as you explore childcare options.
Greensboro-High Point exudes the energy that only exists in college towns. We’re home to the largest historically Black university in the nation (North Carolina A&T State University) and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 regional college in the South (High Point University). And those are just two of Guilford County’s eight colleges and universities. Living in Greensboro-High Point means you’ll immerse yourself in the academia, culture and diversity that comes with the territory of being a higher-ed mecca.
Have you been dreaming of homeownership? Tour some of the homes and neighborhoods in Greensboro-High Point through this video series. From historic homes to remodeled gems, there is a wide variety of housing at competitive prices. First up: this video features a creative director’s remodeled home in High Point before showing off the neighborhood and local brewery.
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