The Greensboro City Council is constantly comparing Greensboro to the other larger cities in North Carolina.
According to the U.S. News and World Report, Greensboro doesn’t compare very favorably on the list of “Best Places to Live” with the larger cities in the state, or some of the smaller ones.
Greensboro was ranked 90th in the country and sixth in the state.
According to the ranking, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is the best place to live in the state and sixth best in the country.
Charlotte is the second best place to live in the state and 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 31st best in the country.
Asheville is fourth in the state and 46th best in the country.
Winston-Salem right next door ranked fifth in the state and 56th in the country.
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 sound like a pretty good place to live.
It describes Greensboro as, “one of those places that’s big enough to have everything you need but small enough for you to regularly bump into people you know. People who live here love it and say they have no reason to leave. Those who do leave often return home to Greensboro to raise their families.”
And as usual Greensboro is described as a good place to live because it is close to places people would rather be. The description states, “It’s a short jaunt to and from the major cities in North Carolina. Locals can spend a day in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west or head east for a beach weekend.”
The description concludes, “There is no shortage of arts, entertainment, recreation, shopping and restaurants to keep locals busy. Greensboro is home to a large hospital, public parks and gardens. A range of neighborhoods offers a diverse array of homes to satisfy different tastes, and a strong sense of community makes North Carolina’s third-largest metro area feel like a small town where the residents are neighborly.”
It makes you wonder why with all that Greensboro ranked 90th.