City of Greenville, NC


the 13th largest city in the state and the home of East Carolina University!  Located halfway between the capital city of Raleigh and the crystal coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Greenville is the cultural, educational, medical, and economic center of Eastern North Carolina.  Whether you are looking to move here or are just here to visit, you will find that Greenville is a friendly and dynamic community with a lot to offer!

The Greenville/Pitt County area is one of the fastest growing urban centers in the state of North Carolina.  An outstanding university with over 22,000 students, a regional medical center that serves 29 counties,  an abundance of shopping and dining opportunities, and a multitude of cultural and recreational activities attract many people to our fine community.

With everything that's offered here, it's no wonder that Greenville has received numerous national recognitions, including the following:

  • Named "Sportstown USA" city in North Carolina by Sports Illustrated magazine in 2004
  • Featured in Where to Retire magazine in March/April 2003 and Summer 1995
  • Ranked #1 on the "best work force" list in Business North Carolina magazine (February 1998)
  • Included on Money magazine's list of the "best places to live in America" (July 1997 and July 1998) and list of the "nation's most livable cities" (August 1993) as well as the list of "great towns with great jobs" (1996)
  • Ranked #10 on Kiplinger's "healthy cities" list (September 1996)

Greenville truly is an outstanding place for all ages to live, work, and play.  Whatever the reason for your visit, we welcome you and hope you enjoy your stay!


Last Modified: 4/22/2005
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