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MedPro’s Featured Destination: Greensboro, North Carolina

MedPro’s Featured Destination: Greensboro, North Carolina

MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Explorer Lou Andres next to the North Carolina welcome sign

Tucked between the Appalachian Mountains and the coastal plains in the Piedmont region is Greensboro, the third-largest city in North Carolina. Known for its fast-growing research centers and Southern hospitality, Greensboro offers big-city amenities without the high prices. Affordable options abound for singles and families in the city’s 76 neighborhoods. Though the area occasionally gets snow, Greensboro technically has a humid subtropical climate and is rated a 7.6  out of 10 by best places. Residents are just an hour and a half away from a mountain hike and a three-hour drive from a day at the beach.

“Gate City”

The nickname “Gate City” dates back to the 1800s when a rail line was run through the city. Greensboro is also known as “Jeansboro,” commemorating the city’s long history with the denim and textile industries. Though textiles have played a major role in the city’s history and development, today, Greensboro is better known for research and college sports, especially college basketball, the motivation behind its third moniker, “Tournament Town,” for the annual NCAA and ACC college athletic tournaments held in the city.

Economy

Aerospace and aviation, financial services, chemicals, automotive manufacturing, consumer products, and apparel are all major industries in the city. Plus, Greensboro’s proximity to Research Triangle Park and Piedmont Triad Park makes it a great location for healthcare professionals.

 

Local Medical Facilities

Greensboro has seven hospitals within the city and nearby, rated “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Health-Davie Medical Center, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health-High Point Medical Center, and Novant Health Medical Park Hospital all ranked in at least one procedure/condition.

 

 Quality of Life

 

The Aycock Auditorium and front entrance of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Education:

Guilford County Public Schools

  • Overall grade: B+ (niche.com)
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Serving: 70,047 students in Pre-K, K through high school

 

Greensboro has five 4-year universities/colleges within the city, including the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, Money magazine’s No. 1 historically black university (HBCU). Plus, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State are just a short drive away.

 

Transportation:

Greensboro Transit Agency GTA provides services across the greater Greensboro area, with 19 routes running Monday through Friday from 5:15 am to 11:30 pm and 17 routes running Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 10 pm.

 

Top Attractions:
Explorer Kevin Mendoza on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Test your skills on the treetop adventure course, catch a film in the OmniSphere Theater, or feed a cownose stingray at the Wiseman Aquarium. The Greensboro Science Center fills more than a day with fun and educational exhibits.

The International Civil Rights Museum Located at a former Woolworth’s drug store and the site of a 1960 lunch counter sit-in, visitors can explore the story of the civil rights struggle through 13 permanent exhibitions using audio/video narratives, pictures, artifacts, re-enactments, and interactive components.

Blue Ridge Parkway America’s longest linear park stretches 469 miles from Cherokee, North Carolina, to Afton, Virginia. Visitors can enjoy hiking, bicycling, camping, RVing, markets and orchards, and more.

Explorer Lou Andres and friend in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden  Visit 7.5 acres of beautifully maintained flora at the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. Walk through the Sensory Garden, Wedding Garden, Rock Garden, Wildflower Trail, and more.

Shopping From malls to antiques to used and rare books, Greensboro has plenty of options for gifts and necessities.

Greensboro Coliseum Watch UNC Greensboro college basketball or the NBA G League’s Greensboro Swarm in action. The venue also hosts concerts, shows, and more.

Greensboro History Museum Take a step into Greensboro’s history in 17,000 square feet of exhibitions featuring recreations, photos, manuscripts, documents, and artifacts.

 

 

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