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BMX Pro Town NC Coastal Best Places To Live Greenville


Let’s head on over to one of our fastest growing NC Coastal best places to live.

Coastal North Carolina Best Places To Live The city of Greenville NC, population 87,242.

As you know, a couple weeks ago we began our journey through the North Carolina and South Carolina best places to live.  Some of the best places to retire or relocate.

And the Best places to live in the Carolinas that have populations between 50,000 and 100,000 people.

As we’ve already talked about, this latest category of SC and NC best places to live takes us to many of the larger towns and cities.

Which means the words “small town atmosphere” will probably not appear much from here on out.

Nevertheless, I hope you’ll note that many of these larger towns and cities in NC and SC are much smaller than where you’re probably sitting right now.   While offering most of the services and amenities available in larger metropolitan areas.

Today we move away from the NC Coastal Best Places to live of Jacksonville about two hours north.

This week I’m going to break down my assessment of another NC Coastal best places to live.  I’m going to tell you the top five things I like about Greenville .

    • Location: This NC Coastal Best Places to live sits in the northern part of the Coastal Plain.  Among other things this NC Coastal Best Places to live has beautiful natural surroundings.  And a mild yet distinct four season climate that makes spending time outdoors pretty easy.

Best of all if you look at a map, you’ll note that Greenville NC has access to larger cities and some of the best North Carolina beaches.

Its only a little over an hour east of the cities of the Piedmont North Carolina best places to live in the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill.)  And the North Carolina Piedmont Triad area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point.)

And an hour and a half away from the beautiful North Carolina beaches of the Crystal Coast.

    • College Town/Educational Opportunity:  Coastal Greenville NC is home to East Carolina University.  It is the third largest public university in North Carolina. College towns rate high for me because they offer you so much.

Your neighbors in this NC Coastal Best Places to live are often higher educated people from all over the country.   The art and cultural attractions are numerous. And a good variety of affordable housing options, and on and on.

College towns also tend to have good public and private school systems.  And the Pitt County school system is one of the highest ranked school systems in North Carolina.

    • Economic Diversity and Opportunity:  Greenville NC may have started out growing tobacco and cotton, and still does.  But nowadays its better known for its high tech manufacturing.  Including major chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

Throw in the research capabilities and graduates of a major state university and it’s no wonder the NC Coastal Best Places to live of Greenville recently ranked #2 in Forbes magazine’s Best Small Places for Business and Careers.  And shows great potential to continue its rapid growth well into the future.

    • Fun, Fun, Fun:  Some of you may wonder where the “BMX Pro Town USA” title for this report came from.

Well this NC Coastal Best Places to live happens to be home to several of the top extreme sport competitors in the country.  And even has a major facility that several of these athletes train at.

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In fact, Greenville has so many different parks and athletic facilities that Sports Illustrated named it North Carolina’s “Sportstown USA.

Gymnasiums, community centers, athletic fields, parks and greenways. To swimming pools, tennis courts and golf courses.  You name it and this NC Coastal Best Places to live has it.  Plus outdoor recreation is definitely a source of community pride and helps pull people together.

    • Affordable Housing:  Greenville NC may be better known for its numerous outdoor recreation opportunities but affordable housing is a close second.

Single family resale homes, condominiums, townhomes, multifamily housing, and manufactured housing can all be found at affordable rates in Greenville.

Not everyone is interested in buying a home and roughly 57% of Greenville NC residents are actually renters.  Single family homes are especially popular in the local rental market.

I literally could go on and on about the NC Coastal Best Places to live of Greenville.  But space and time (I need to get on the road) dictates we wrap it up.

Well happy trails until we meet back here!  I’ll see you next time for the next stop on our journey to the best places to live in the Carolinas with populations of 50,000 to 100,000 people.

Take care and I’ll see you soon!

North Carolina and South Carolina Best Places To LiveAbout The Author

Robert Bencivenga is a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations. Robert researches the growth of NC and SC to find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate that are still affordable.

Robert Does Not Sell Real Estate!
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