Our City

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There is so much that makes Greenville a great place to live, work, play, and visit. In recent surveys, more than 70 percent of residents and visitors rated Greenville as  great place to live and a great place for quality of life. Here are just a few things that make our community special:Thousands at Freeboot Friday concert

  • Cost of living is more than 10 percent below national average
  • Vibrant Uptown District that continues to grow and offers numerous restaurant and retail options
  • Variety of festivals and special events held throughout the year such as City-sponsored events like PirateFest and Freeboot Friday or events sponsored by other organizations such as East Carolina University
  • River access providing boating, paddling or fishing opportunities
  • Approximately 9 miles of greenways
  • A science and nature center at River Park North as well as a trail system
  • Hundreds of recreational opportunities for people of all ages
  • Nearly 30 parks or recreational facilities that are open to the public
  • A growing performing arts community that includes musical and theatre performances
  • Visual arts opportunities such as the First Friday Art Walk, sculptures along the greenway, an art zoo near the Off Leash Dog Area, and murals along with museums and galleries
  • Local markets such as the Umbrella Market
  • A centrally located transportation hub (G.K. Butterfield Center) that provides multimodal public transportation connections

Learn more about what Greenville has to offer by visiting some of the links on the left of this page.