If you’ve visited North Carolina by airplane, chances are, you entered through Greensboro. Greensboro was known as the “Gate to North Carolina” in its early days because it was a transport hub for train travelers. These days, it is home to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and still acts as a point of entry for many new arrivals to the Tar Heel State. In our opinion, Greensboro has a lot to offer new homebuyers, above and beyond serving as a gate to the state. Like many neighboring areas in Winston-Salem to the west and Raleigh-Durham to the east, Greensboro is an inviting destination for homeowners. Life is sweet for families and homebuyers of all ages in Greensboro thanks to its thriving downtown, easy access to nature and outdoor recreation, welcoming spirit to kids, local history, and approachable cost of living. Read on to learn more about how Greensboro is making life dreamy for new residents and homebuyers.
Why People Are Buying Homes Near Greensboro
1. The Downtown Scene is Alive and Growing
It has become familiar parlance in this generation to equate “Up-and-coming” with an arts scene. When it comes to art, culture, and connecting with local creatives, Greensboro does not disappoint. The Weatherspoon Art Museum is a great place to see how cultural flavor and high art come together in Greensboro, where 20th-century masters share wall space with brand new works by living artists. The warm and welcoming Greensboro Cultural Center features music studios, a theater space, and art galleries where both the visitor and the aspiring artist can find a wealth of activities to explore. If you’re looking for art while you’re out and about in town, check out the Greensboro Mural Project, a group that has brought beauty and creativity to several Greensboro walls.
In addition to a thriving arts scene, Greensboro’s options for entertainment are abundant. Every first Friday, the city lights up with musical performances, art openings, food trucks, and craft fairs. The Pyrle Theater and Triad Stage are frequent haunts for theater fans. Each Fall, Greensboro hosts the North Carolina Comedy Festival, where comics light up venues all over town with fresh humor. Also, in the Fall, the NC Folk Festival makes for a sentimental weekend of Americana.
Sports fans can take their pick of things to follow in Greensboro. From pro basketball to figure skating to roller derby, Greensboro’s sports venues do not disappoint. Locals flock to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and First National Bank Field for sports events all year long.
A steady influx of good, reliable jobs fuels Greensboro’s vibrant downtown and draws new transplants on a consistent basis while nurturing those who have lived in the area for a lifetime. Greensboro is home to several large companies and also welcomes entrepreneurs with its strong ecosystem of locally owned businesses. VFC, the apparel giant and holding company of Vans, North Face, and other activewear clothing and shoes, has its headquarters in Greensboro. So does the Fresh Market grocery chain. Another local corporation is the technology provider Qorvo. Beyond the big names, there are a variety of hospitals and universities in the area that also act as major employers.
2. Greensboro Makes It Easy To Enjoy The Great Outdoors
Do you enjoy getting out and about in the fresh air? Greensboro offers 90 miles of trails and greenways, plus an impressive list of city parks and lakes where locals can experience all four seasons, with relatively mild winters and unparalleled transitional seasons.
As the gate to North Carolina, Greensboro offers easy access to surrounding mountain areas within a few hours’ drive, with great highways and transportation that set you up well to explore. Hanging Rock State Park is a highlight for intrepid outdoorsy types, with extensive campgrounds, a swimming lake, canoe rentals, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. The enchanting Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains are not far for scenic drives and camping excursions. The Smokies, in particular, boast rafting, cycling, and flyfishing throughout the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In the High Country area of North Carolina, check out Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, and the Linn Cove Viaduct off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Golfers, too, will find their heart’s desires met in and around Greensboro. Some of our favorite spots for golf include Grandover Resort, which boasts two championship golf courses, and The Cardinal, which is famed for being difficult to play.
3. Families Thrive in Greensboro
Greensboro is welcoming to new home buyers of all ages and lifestyles. Families with small children will be delighted by the abundance of family-friendly activities, venues, and historical sites in town. For instance, the Greensboro Children’s Museum is a fun, hands-on environment focused on learning and play. The Greensboro Science Center, while great for kids, is a treat for adults as well, with its zoo, aquarium, and treetop adventure park. The International Civil Rights Museum is a local gem and critical educational stop to teach young people about the history of the Civil Rights movement in the South. Kids can go wild at Safari Nation, where there are ziplines, bumper cars, and more – as well as Celebration Station, home to mini-golf and laser tag.
Greensboro is known for its excellent schools within the Guilford County School system, which rank high compared with other areas in the state. Plus, more than ten colleges and universities bring tens of thousands of young people to the area to pursue their technical and academic dreams. Kids can pursue their interests and keep their minds active at one of Greensboro’s many city library branches.
Do canines round out your happy family? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that Greensboro is amazingly dog-friendly! Everyone in town seems to be walking with a leash in their hands. Bark Parks abound – such as Southwest Dog Park, where dogs can safely roam unleashed in 2.5 acres of fenced area, and Doggo’s Dog Park & Pub, an indoor dog park that serves beer & wine for the humans.
4. Greensboro Residents Know The Meaning of Good Value
Whether you’re evaluating the cost of real estate or everyday expenses like education, groceries, and transportation, Greensboro’s cost of living is almost 20 points below the national average.
Everyday expenses, from buying gas to stocking your fridge, will not break the bank in Greensboro. When compared against living expenses, salaries in Greensboro are substantial. They offer families plenty of cushion to enjoy some of the fantastic amenities in the surrounding areas, plan for college expenses, and more.
H&H’s New Homes Greensboro & The Triad Area
Make H&H Homes your one-stop shop for newly built homes in Greensboro and the surrounding Triad area. Our homes are built to last, with high-quality materials and a comprehensive quality assurance program to ensure that we are delivering the best to our customers. We have housing communities in neighborhoods throughout the Greensboro area, in enclaves such as Lewisville, Oak Ridge, Kernersville, and Summerfield.
Bring the best of the Triad’ area’s amenities to your backyard with a brand new home in our Lakeside at Caleb’s Creek community. Located in tranquil Kernersville, North Carolina, this master-planned community features sprawling interiors and loads of exciting amenities, from a Village Center complete with a clubhouse, pool, and shops, to over 300 acres of greenway for running, cycling, long dog walks, and more. Plus, when you’re craving a dip, Lakeside at Caleb’s Creek offers three different lakes for water activities. When you invest in a new home at Lakeside, you’re choosing both a home and a lifestyle that will bring joy, recreation, and peace of mind to you and your family.
Our brand-new Gladstone community is conveniently located in Lewisville, North Carolina, near major highways for easy commuting to urban hubs Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Gladstone’s convenience makes it an ideal choice for the busy homebuyer. Groceries, shops, restaurants, and fun places to go out are all a short drive. Plus, there are a number of excellent schools within easy proximity to Gladstone.
H&H Homes is currently building brand new constructions in our Winsome Forest community, just a 20-minute drive to the North of downtown Greensboro. We invite new homebuyers to imagine their dream home from scratch in this to-be-built, picture-perfect community. Winsome Forest is located in Summerfield, North Carolina, and offers easy access to local schools and churches, community parks, coffee houses, grocery stores, and an equestrian center.
H&H Homes takes pride in building high-quality, built-to-last homes throughout North Carolina. Get in touch today with our skilled team of Online New Home Sales Counselors to learn more about a community, explore great deals, or estimate your home loan costs. We prioritize our customers at every step of the homebuying journey. We’re here to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible, offering everything from special incentives to step-by-step guidance on home financing with our preferred mortgage lender. Let us help you find the perfect home to start a new life in Greensboro, North Carolina.