Let me first start off by saying that we'd love to have you as a new resident of our wonderful city! I've been a resident here for 30+ years and have no desire to move anywhere else. Greensboro has plenty of the things a larger city may have but with a small town feel and friendly faces.
As far a your question about the place noise/etc., it really just depends where you are exactly.
If love to chat with you about it when you have some free time. :-)
Are you planning to visit anytime soon?