Greensboro City, North Carolina
Greensboro is the third-largest city in terms of population in the US State of North Carolina, with a population of approximately 287,000 in 2019. This city that intersects two major interstate highways is the largest city in Guilford County. Greensboro got its name from the commander of American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House, Major General Nathanael Greene. This land established near the geographic center of Guilford County is blessed with forests. In fact, one could be able to see a majestic view of the city’s large number of green trees atop the Lincoln Financial Tower, the highest building in Greensboro.
The majority of the population is composed of Whites (55.5%) and African Americans (37.4%), with Native Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and other races making up the minority. Some of the major corporations are based in Greensboro: Honda Aircraft Company, Lorillard Tobacco Company, VF Corporation, Volvo Trucks of North America and the International Textile Group. The downtown area of Greensboro also experienced a major revamp with the development of new condominiums, apartments, and townhouses in the area. New nightlife venues were also constructed, turning the night into an interesting foray of night clubs, restaurants, and bars. Greensboro is also popular as city house for a number of colleges, universities and other educational institutions: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, Elon University School of Law, High Point University, Brookstone College, ECPI College of Technology, DeVry University, Strayer University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Greensboro also sets itself as a major venue for arts and events. The Carolina Theatre which was formed in 1927 has been the home of the Greensboro Ballet, the Livestock Players Musical Theatre and other local performing arts groups. The City Arts presents a variety of musical and theatrical productions. Other performing arts venues in Greensboro are the following: Community Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro Ballet and School of Greensboro Ballet, Cultural Center, Greensboro Opera Company, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Reed African American Heritage Museum, Triad Stage and Weatherspoon Arts Museum.
Among other attractions in Greensboro are The Bog Garden, Bicentennial Garden, Greensboro City Park, Greensboro Arboretum, Blandwood Mansion and gardens, World War Memorial Stadium, Greensboro Colisuem Complex, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and The Greensboro Children’s Museum. Some of the popular names who once lived or are currenlty living in Greensboro are short fictionist O. Henry, tennis player John Isner, speed skater Joey Cheek, filmmaker Patrick Barry, and Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Doug Marlette.