The Greensboro City Council constantly compares Greensboro to other major cities in North Carolina.
According to US News and World Report, Greensboro does not compare very favorably on the list of “best places to live” with the state’s larger cities, or some of the smaller ones.
Greensboro was ranked 90th in the nation and sixth in the state.
According to the ranking, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is the best place to live in the state and the sixth best in the country.
Charlotte is the second best place to live in the state and the 30th best in the country, behind Washington, DC, which ranked 19th, and San Francisco, which ranked 10th.
Hickory is the third best place to live in the state and the 31st best in the country.
Asheville is fourth in the state and 46th best in the nation.
Next door Winston-Salem ranked fifth in the state and 56th in the nation.
And Greensboro ranked sixth in the state and 90th in the country.
US News & World Report ranked Greensboro behind St. Louis and Chicago, but what it has to say about Greensboro makes it a great place to live.
He describes Greensboro as “one of those places that’s big enough to have everything you need but small enough that you run into people you know on a regular basis.” People who live here love it and say they have no reason to leave. Those who leave often return home to Greensboro to raise their families.
And as usual, Greensboro is described as a good place to live because it’s close to where people prefer to be. The description reads, “This is a short jaunt to and from major North Carolina cities. Locals can spend a day in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west or head east for a weekend at the beach.
The description concludes: “There is no shortage of arts, entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining to keep residents busy. Greensboro is home to a large hospital, public parks and gardens. A range of neighborhoods offer a diverse range of homes to suit different tastes, and a strong sense of community makes North Carolina’s third-largest metropolitan area feel like a small town where residents are neighbors.
It makes you wonder why with all that Greensboro ranked 90th.