known as the “Gateway to Eastern North
Carolina”, lies along the banks of the Tar
River. Located in
NC’s Coastal Region,
Greenville stakes its claim as the regional center for academic and
Greenville is the seat of Pitt
County, which is renowned as an ideal place in which to live and
work. Money Magazine
consistently ranks Greenville among the top fifty cities to live in
the country. With
a population of 60,476
(Census 2000 information) and counting, Greenville is one of the
fastest growing cities in NC.
With its close proximity to the bustling Interstate
95, Greenville possesses a favorable professional climate
suitable for starting or sustaining successful businesses. This
favorable business environment continually attracts national and
international companies to the area.Well-known corporations,
including NACCO and
now have sites in Greenville, NC
creating a wealth of local jobs.
Pitt County also has a burgeoning retail, services and
agricultural industry. Pitt
County is the nation’s leading tobacco
As the region’s cultural leader,
boasts unrivaled opportunities for entertainment and recreation.
Local universities draw from the talents of their art, music
and theater departments to perform for fellow students and community
members. The business
district teems with both upscale retail establishments and smaller
antique and boutique shops. Restaurants
range from the finest cuisine to the traditional scrumptious Southern
barbecue. With such
a wide range of choices, Greenville lives up to its reputation as a
is also renowned as a regional center for education. Pitt County’s exceptional
school system boasts CAT scores that consistently surpass that
of the regional, state or national averages.
Over 67% of Greenville citizens already hold college degrees,
while current and future students have local choices for higher
learning that include Pitt
Community College and East
Carolina University (ECU).
The excellence of ECU’s Brody
School of Medicine, in combination with
County Memorial Hospital, bring patients and physicians from all
over the world to the Greenville area.
Pitt County has the third-highest concentration of physicians
Illustrated Magazine named Greenville “Sportstown, North
Carolina” for its wide range of recreational parks and facilities,
greenways with walking and biking trails and its overall dedication
to the local sports scene.
Sports fans faithfully cheer on the various ECU sporting
teams in season and enjoy playing baseball, basketball, golf and
tennis throughout the year.
Carolina embodies southern charm while projecting a pro-business
atmosphere that will sustain a thriving economy for generations to
come. With its delicate
balance of academic and cultural opportunities, this scenic
community is a delightful place to call home.
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