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Old 02-26-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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My girlfriend and I just moved to Greensboro back in October, but we've visited Asheville several times over the past couple of years. We prefer Asheville, but we have really grown to love GSO so far. Only reason we didn't land in the former is that the job market I was specifically looking for was limited in the western NC area in comparison. Both cities have outdoor activities nearby, but Asheville's are much better of course. Both offer plenty of entertainment and nightlife, such as live music, bars, craft beer, and night clubs. Asheville is going to be more arts-focused, although GSO and neighboring Winston-Salem are growing in this as well.

As mentioned before, housing prices in Greensboro are going to be a lot more stable and easier to swallow. I can only speak for renting, but even living in an apartment downtown would be reasonable.

For the economy, Asheville seems a lot more touris-based, whereas Greensboro has a healthier mix of other industries. However, you shouldn't have a problem finding healthcare jobs in either, I don't think.

Climate-wise, we haven't been here long enough to experience summer. Greensboro sits at about 900ft in elevation vs Asheville's 2100ft, so there may be a little bit of a difference. Both are capable of getting some snow, for example in GSO we had one storm last month that dumped about 8 or so inches. However, that's probably pretty rare.

Lastly, when it comes to acceptance, Asheville is going to be more open and generally better about this. However, we've had no problem meeting friendly people here in GSO. To add the anecdote, we're an interracial couple and haven't really had any glaring issues with this as well.
Hey, and welcome.

Let me say that, while I am an old white lady (albeit a proud Howard U grad-yeah you read that right ), Greensboro has a history of welcoming people from all over the world. I know this because my mother, aka Mama, worked as a refugee resettler for decades. I wouldn't expect you to have any trouble as an interracial couple here.

Summer's coming. Get out the bug spray!
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Both Asheville and Greensboro are in North Carolina. That's about it for similarities.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Hey, and welcome.

Let me say that, while I am an old white lady (albeit a proud Howard U grad-yeah you read that right ), Greensboro has a history of welcoming people from all over the world. I know this because my mother, aka Mama, worked as a refugee resettler for decades. I wouldn't expect you to have any trouble as an interracial couple here.
Thank you! And that definitely seems to be true of the area so far. We're very happy here.

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Ready for it lol; I grew up in Tampa, and my lady grew up in Knoxville, so we're both used to that lovely aspect of summer
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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I was going to recommend that the OP take a visit to Winston Salem. I work in Winston and I love it. The city has an Asheville type of vibe to it but bigger and the housing prices are awesome too
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:27 AM
 
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I was going to recommend that the OP take a visit to Winston Salem. I work in Winston and I love it. The city has an Asheville type of vibe to it but bigger and the housing prices are awesome too
I love Winston too. I have dear friends there and enjoy the area. I just know more about Greensboro.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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Both Asheville and Greensboro are in North Carolina. That's about it for similarities.
Hippies have migrated to Greensboro itís obviously not in the mountains but there is a coherent WNC influence
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:39 PM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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Hippies have migrated to Greensboro it’s obviously not in the mountains but there is a coherent WNC influence
I liken the northside of greensboro to raleigh and durham, because it really feels like the triangle compared to other sides of the cities, in terms of transplants, my apartment at drawbridge parkway has very few residents from NC. I run into people all over the place. I really get that "new south" vibe,. Which explains why people prefer the northside. For the shopping, housing and overall liberal vibe.

It also just feels, alot more progressive. From what people wear to how they cary them selves to the type of cars you see people drive, the northside is a little peice of the triangle inside the triad, i just wish the entire city was like that. And the further you go out, the further it feels like "the good ol' boys", porch swings, bible belt activist, a big reminder that you are definitely in the south.

Some parts just feel, incredibly old south. Old money and stagnant, run down

I am noticing an influx of "new age" hippies, aswell as hipsters that shop around the friendly area.
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Asheville is more tourism related. Not necessarily a Brandon Missouri gimmicky tourism, but just a place people like to visit because itís a liberal hip place


Greensboro is an actual place to raise a family, plenty of job opportunities, etc.


Being a nurse, obviously you can find work anywhere. But I would imagine for professional dating, GSO would be better and Iím sure overall GSO must have nice suburbs and great places to raise families, shopping, etc.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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Hippies have migrated to Greensboro itís obviously not in the mountains but there is a coherent WNC influence
That's hilarious. Define "hippie".
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:59 AM
 
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That's hilarious. Define "hippie".
Greensboro folk festival
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