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Greensboro Travel Guide, North Carolina

The city of Greensboro is located in the state of North Carolina. With a total population of just under 250,000 people, the city is the third largest in the entire state. Most of the traffic and attention called to the city of Greensboro centers on the fact that the city is at the heart of a major intersection between two Interstate Highways. I-85 and I-40 intersect in the Piedmont region of Greensboro.

The roots of Greensboro reach all the way back to 1781 when Major General Nathanael Greene led soldiers into the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Today, Greensboro is located in Guilford County. For a brief period of time in the 1860's, Greensboro was held as the state capital of North Carolina.

Greensboro is known today for commerce, business and industry. The journey to wealth was not without bumps in the road. During the 1920s, the business growth was so intense that builders required a yearly new housing minimum of 80 to 100 houses. The 1920s were known as the time of real estate in Greensboro.

Greensboro is made up of several communities or neighborhoods. Some of the oldest and most prominent neighborhoods in Greensboro include College Hill, Southside, Aycock, and Fisher Park. These older neighborhoods are known for authentic homes built in some of the most popular styles in real estate today. It is nothing to drive through the communities and see Queen Anne, Foursquare, Colonial, Colonial Revival and Craftsman homes all within a short distance of each other.

Greensboro is located in the southern region of the United States. The town is just a few hours from the Atlantic Ocean and maintains a mild climate year round. Temperatures in January normally range from 28 degrees F (low) to 48 degrees F (high). The cold temperatures break in April when daily highs will reach in the 70s. By May 1, nearly every day will be in the 80s with the temperature cooling off to a mild 60 degrees at night.

The demographics of Greensboro are one of the most diverse in the United States. The population is made up of 50% Caucasian and 50% Other Races. The 50 / 50 nature of Greensboro and surrounding cities in North Carolina makes the entire state reflective of nearly every nationality.

Greensboro, North Carolina offers higher education to local residents and people from all over the United States and abroad. Greensboro houses seven colleges and centers of higher education.

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