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The US News & World Report ranked Greensboro 51st on its list of “Best Places to Live.” U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. Greensboro ranks as #51 with an overall score of 6.6 out of 10.

In its recap, US News & World Report has this to say about Greensboro:

What’s it like to live in Greensboro, NC?

Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of those places that’s big enough to have everything you need, but small enough for you to regularly bump into people you know. People who live here love it and say they have no reason to leave. Those who do leave will often return home to Greensboro to raise their families.

Greensboro is one of three cities making up the Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro), and is nicknamed the “Gate City” with good reason: It’s a short jaunt to and from all the major cities in North Carolina. Spend a day in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west or head east for a beach weekend.

There is no shortage of arts, entertainment, recreation, shopping and restaurants to keep locals busy. Greensboro is home to the region’s largest hospital, and it boasts 170 well-kept public parks and gardens. A broad range of neighborhoods offers a diverse array of homes to satisfy different tastes, and a strong sense of community makes North Carolina’s third-largest city feel like a small town where the neighbors are neighborly and folks are friendly.

Profile written by local expert: Michele Hartle

Downtwon Greensboro, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. Jerrt Wolford and Scott Muthersbaugh/Perfecta Visuals 2015