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Spotlight on Greensboro, NC

Greensboro, in the Piedmont region, is the third-largest city, by population, in North Carolina. It’s part of a dynamic metropolitan called the Triad which includes three major cities, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. In 2004, the Department of Energy recognized the city with a “Clean Cities Hall of Fame” award. Nearest cities include Jamestown, McLeansville, Summerfield, Sedalia and Oak Ridge.

Greensboro is filled with historical neighborhood, from College Hill and Southside (that has had a major redevelopment) to Aycock and Fisher Park and Irving Park developed in 1911 around the golf course of the Greensboro Country Club. When cars became a popular mode of transportation, people moved away from the center and suburbs bloomed including Glenwood, Hamilton Lakes, Latham Park Henry Oaks and more.

Just recently, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum opened its doors to the public. It’s filled with archival exhibits, artifacts and more educational material surrounding the Civil Rights movement. There’s a lot of art in Greensboro with many galleries displaying all types of visual art, paintings, photography, sculptures and more. There’s the African American Atelier, Guilford College Art Gallery, Irene Cullis Gallery and numerous other opportunities to experience visual arts and creative expression around the city.

The Bog Garden is another popular attraction in Greensboro, North Carolina. It’s touted as a nature preserve and features three gardens filled with trees, flowers, plants, gazebos and fountains: The Bicentennial Garden, the Greensboro Arboretum and the Bog Garden. You can enjoy the beauty throughout this place, not to mention wild roses and bamboo, year round and at no cost.

Hagan Stone Park, a scenic 409-acre wildlife refuge and family campground is also great fun. There cross-country running courses, nature and hiking trails, picnic shelters, softball and volleyball fields and even a swimming pool. Fishing for largemouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish, is also allowed there from all four banks of the park for only a dollar a day.

Housing is cheap in Greensboro, North Carolina. The average rent in 2008 was $684. The average condo value was of about $143,100 compared to the rest of North Carolina’s $154,500. So if you’re thinking of relocating to keep up with this economic downturn, Greensboro might be the right place for you. It offers pleasant living at a pleasant price.

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