stands out as a vibrant, progressive community in the fast-paced Greenville
Metropolitan Area. Located
in Pitt County,
a rapidly growing region of the
Seaboard, Money Magazine
rated Winterville among the top fifty boomtowns in America. The magazine also ranked it 23rd among 50 for most
Situated five miles south of Greenville,
2000 reported Winterville’s population at 4,791. The 2005 Census estimate was 6,942 and city leaders expect
the population to grow by 1,200 residents each year. Pitt County’s population has grown 28% since the 1990
Carolina's renowned Research
Triangle lies ninety miles to the west of Pitt County.
Headquarters to leading edge research and technology firms,
the Triangle region expands yearly. Greenville,
Winterville and the other towns in Pitt County are the centers of
distribution east of Raleigh.
The proximity to Interstate 95 and NC’s outstanding
highway system allow manufacturers easy access to major cities,
airports and deep-water ports to distribute their goods.
Winterville’s top three employers are Simclair, the Roberts
Companies and Winterville
Incorporated in 1897, Winterville residents retain the
small-town values of the past.
A family oriented community, citizens here take pride in
civil responsibilities and involvement in town affairs.
Winterville’s annual Watermelon
Festival each August is a grand event, complete with fireworks,
a parade, concerts, bingo, crafts and food of all sorts.
Watermelon seed-spitting contests, watermelon rolling
contests and of course, watermelon eating contests delight patrons
of all ages. From this
fun-filled festival, the town takes their motto:
“Winterville is a slice of the good life”.
Winterville is a full service community, with its own
system, retail shops, and restaurants.
Though Greenville is just up the road with full city
amenities, residents never need to leave their home.
For students seeking higher learning, fourteen colleges
and universities lie within a forty-mile radius.
North Carolina provides its residents with all they need to create
the ‘good life’. With
a low cost of living, low crime rate and high standards of
commitment to their town, Winterville citizens will continue to
receive high rankings as a community.
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