Greensboro : North carolina


What It Is Like to Retire in Greensboro

Greensboro is a medium sized city of 280,000 in northern North Carolina. It is considered one of the 3 cities in the Triad along with Winston-Salem and High Point. Greensboro has an active and well-diversified infrastructure with many big name companies located here. The city is known for it beauty, much of which came from the city's early success as a cotton and merchandising capital. Downtown life has improved with many restaurants, bars, and new projects like the New Bridge Park Park and Elon University Law School.  The ultra-modern Proximity Hotel and its solar panel clad exterior  are emblematic of the progressive nature of this city today. The Washington Post ran a wonderful "impulsive traveler" feature about a 2011 visit to Greensboro. Photo of Greensboro skyline courtesy of Wikipedia and Beyonce245 (public domain); photo of Dixie Building courtesy of Wikipedia and Mapboy78 (public domain).


Where to Retire in Greensboro and Home Prices

The Aycock and Fisher Park neighborhoods were established in the late 1800's to early 1900's. The Aycock neighborhood features large Queen Anne residences of the turn-of-the-twentieth century, as well as Foursquare, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival styles. Irving Park surrounds the Greensboro Country Club which was loosely modeled after Pinehurst and offers very gracious homes.

Real Estate Values
The median home price in Greensboro/High Point was $236,500 in the 4th quarter of 2021, according to the National Association of Realtors.


What Is Special about Greensboro

Home prices are very attractive. For someone looking for a college town (Elon University Law School, UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro College, and others) in a mid-size city Greensboro might be attractive. Greensboro Colisem Complex, NewBridge Bank Park, and many cultural venues make life interesting.

What Is Not Special about Greensboro

Crime is a bit higher than the national average.


Who Will Like Retirement in Greensboro

People who want to live in a thriving mid-sized city in North Carolina might like it here.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Urban development has been very successful with the addition of the Coliseum Complex, host to major sporting events, the NewBridge Bank Park, and Four Seasons Town Center. In addition, many famous companies like Honda and Lorillard have operations here.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is in the high  30's. Greensboro is in the northern part of the state.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are quite a few good restaurants to choose from in the downtown area.  Greensboro is home to a very large population of Vietnamese Montagnards; their restaurants are a local attraction. Boba House offers Vegan food. Some of the cultural attractions include Carolina Theater, Pyrle Gibson Theater, Blandwood Mansion, Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro Cultural Center, the Civil Rights Museum, and the Greensboro Children's Museum.


The crime rate is higher than the national average.


Medical Facilities

There are at least 2 hospitals including Kindred Hospital.


There is a greenway loop in construction with walking and biking trails.

Valuable Links

Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau
Retirement Communities Greensboro NC
Independent Living Retirement Communities Greensboro NC
Active Adult Communities Greensboro NC
Continuing Care Retirement Communities Greensboro NC

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