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Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I recently applied for a job in Greensboro and was hoping to get some feedback from some "locals" about the area. Right now I live in Columbus, OH and love the atmostphere. Great sized city, plenty of night life, a fairly strong art community and pretty liberal without going overboard. I love it here, just don't have a job here (and I hate all the cold!) I'm in my twenties and live a pretty typical "twenty-something" lifestyle, so would like an area within the city that is close to some casual bars. I also love the look of Columbus' Victorian Village and Short North. Beautiful old victorian homes with lots of character and plenty of young folks. Are there any areas similar to this in Greensboro? From what I've heard, all the fun is in Raleigh, but let me know what you think. DETAILS are appreciated. "It sucks" isn't what I'm looking for. Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. There are a lot of bars, restaurants and nightclubs downtown and the center-city is surrounded by historical neighborhoods that kind of resemble the areas in Columbus you mentioned. Short North reminds me of South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. There are three major apartment complexes downtown as well as apartments over store fronts on South Elm Street. The downtown Southside neighborhood has a variety of architecture (New Orleans French Quarter, Charleston, SC and Georgetown styles) Some of the historic neighborhoods that border downtown (Aycock, Fisher Park and College Hill) have examples of Victorian, Queen Anne, Tudor and craftsman style homes.
Currently a greenway loop with art is being constructed around downtown. The ballpark is downtown also.


Here are some weblinks about the downtown area

http://downtowngreensboro.net/
http://www.fisherparknc.org/
http://www.historicaycock.org/

proposed mixed-use development at the south end of downtown

http://www.southelmstreet.com/

downtown apartments

http://www.cityviewatsouthside.com/

http://www.greenwayatfisherpark.com/

http://www.greensboroughcourt.com/

downtown greenway

http://downtowngreenway.org/

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Wow, thank you so much. That's great information. Exactly what I'm looking for! THANK YOU!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Right now I live in Columbus, OH and love the atmostphere. Great sized city, plenty of night life,
a fairly strong art community and pretty liberal without going overboard.
I love it here, just don't have a job here (and I hate all the cold!)
Is the intention to relocate out of Ohio "for the rest of my life"?
or is it about "I need to make a living for a couple years"?

If the latter... you'll be fine.
The former? I'd keep looking for other job offers.

In 15 or 20 years when you're married and have kids and are looking for that whole
picket fence, little league and church on Sunday thing... that'll be different.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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^^ Ignore the above post, in addition to gsoboi's response this is a good place to raise a family also.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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I moved down here from Cincinnati a little under 4 years ago right after graduating from UC. Here is my take.

Pros:

Greensboro has a fantastic park system that far exceeds anything in Ohio cities
The climate is dang near perfect for me
The parks have leagues (kickball etc.) great way to meet people
Very affordable place to live
Decent selection of local beers, food etc. (red oak for the win natty greenes is solid)
Very green, as in lots of trees in the city
Easy access to mountains (2.5 hours) and beaches (3 hours) probably can't do day trips, but overnight trips are easy to swing
Greensboro is a very safe city, I feel like I can walk around by myself after dark and don't feel like someone is going to mug me

Cons:
The nightlife isn't even close to what you have in Columbus but it is still decent
Not a real walkable city, you pretty much need to drive everywhere
doesn't have a real urban feel (this can be a pro or a con I guess depending on your tastes)

I would look around fisher park or lindley park if you want to live in a walkable neighborhood, if not I would look around northwest Greensboro

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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We are also from Columbus, OH but currently live in Winston Salem. Which is 25 mins from Greensboro! We love the weather and people are super friendly. I can remember the day a guy started talking to me at the gas station, I was thinking.....what is wrong with this person and why is he talking to me, lol! Everyone is super friendly! But I do miss the shopping....Easton and the night life is better in Ohio hands down! If you are looking for somewhere with a lot of young people I would suggest Charlotte! It also has a better night life!
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Default What's missing..

I'm suddenly struck by "what's missing" in all these threads about places being boring.
More often than not, the conversation revolves around, "Shopping" and "bars/nightlife/and places to eat.

On a fluke, I started web searching community colleges in the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas.

I'm wondering if people who feel areas like these are boring have taken advantage of the various types of continual and adult education programs offered at various schools in and around the area?

Arts and Crafts classes, Stained Glass, Sculpture... home wiring, carpentry, floral design, landscaping, computer courses, quilting, automotive, career certificates, music, the humanities, life coaching, GED, counseling programs, plumbing, Health Services & First Responders...

I'm wondering if people take advantage of all the that there is to offer before they said, "this area is boring"?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'm wondering if people who feel areas like these are boring have taken advantage of the
various types of continual and adult education programs offered at various schools in and
around the area? ... I'm wondering if people take advantage of all the that there is to offer
before they said, "this area is boring"?
Which demographic is/are this "people" you refer to?
I hope it isn't the 18-25 singles like the OP.

Earlier in the thread I used the "picket fence, little league and church on Sunday thing"
as a way to broadly describe the demographic that I believe will be more comfortable...
and probably most likely to take advantage of the programs and such that you described.

The demographic more interested in shopping, bars/nightlife/and places to eat might
take advantage of some of those CC programs too... but surely not as a starting point.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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I'm suddenly struck by "what's missing" in all these threads about places being boring.
More often than not, the conversation revolves around, "Shopping" and "bars/nightlife/and places to eat.

On a fluke, I started web searching community colleges in the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas.

I'm wondering if people who feel areas like these are boring have taken advantage of the various types of continual and adult education programs offered at various schools in and around the area?

Arts and Crafts classes, Stained Glass, Sculpture... home wiring, carpentry, floral design, landscaping, computer courses, quilting, automotive, career certificates, music, the humanities, life coaching, GED, counseling programs, plumbing, Health Services & First Responders...

I'm wondering if people take advantage of all the that there is to offer before they said, "this area is boring"?
I think many of those who find it boring expect to be spoon-fed activities; unless it is placed right under their nose they won't go look for it.
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