Living In Greensboro
The Piedmont Triad is largely made up of three cities – Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.
The area is connected by four major Interstates – 40, 85, 73 and 74. Steeped in a rich cultural history, the Triad area consists of three historically black colleges and universities and was a pioneer in the American Civil Rights Movement. There are an estimated 1.5 million people in the area making it the 30th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
GREENSBORO is the largest city in Guilford County and the third largest city in North
Carolina. It has been the home of North Carolina A&T since 1893 when the school was relocated from Raleigh, where it was originally founded in 1891. Greensboro is midway between Raleigh and Winston-Salem, creating an urban triangle known as the Piedmont area. Greensboro has a population of more than 220,000.
The average high temperature in Greensboro is 69 degrees. The average low is 48 degrees. The average temperature for the area is 58 degrees. Nearly 40 percent of Greensboro’s population is African American. Almost 50 percent of the population is made up of minorities.
Students at North Carolina A&T State University have numerous opportunities to socialize with students from other institutions of higher learning in the Greensboro area. The proximity of the schools also makes for excellent athletic rivalries. There are five colleges or universities within the city of Greensboro (with athletic departments) and eight in the Piedmont Triad.