Cited as one of the 50 “Best Towns in America” and one of the 50 Best Metro Areas for Quality of Life, Greenville
is the commercial, educational, medical, and cultural center of
eastern North Carolina. As a university community with a strong
business/manufacturing base, the area is characterized by a
diversified economic base, a low cost of living, an excellent educational system, a large regional health care complex, abundant
cultural and recreational opportunities, and a mild climate.
Greenville is one of the fastest growing cities in the state.
Founded as the Town of Martinsborough, Greenville has seen its
population grow from just over 29,000 in 1970 to nearly 85,000
One of the most unique characteristics of the area is the wide
assortment of leisure and cultural activities. Parks, rivers, golf