How are the neighborhoods around UNC Greensboro nice for families? Which ones are nicest?

Asked by Chris, out of the country presently Fri Jan 11, 2008

Relocating to Greensboro area in June 2008. I like university areas generally for their lively and walkable environments. However, I've known that some university areas, especially metropolitan ones can be crime ridden. I'm wondering how the neighborhoods around UNC Greensboro are thought of locally? I mean are they high in crime or are they considered generally good areas for family living?

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Larry Story, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Tue Jan 22, 2008
The areas around the UNCG are in some cases transitional. There are some areas where the homes are being bought up by investors and are being fixed up. So it is a gamble in some respects unless you have a good guide. I have buyers (Investors) looking at homes in that area. There are however other areas that are more in line with what you are looking for. Mostly it would depend on your needs (bedrooms, etc) and how much you intend to put into a new home.
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Michele, Home Buyer, Greensboro, NC
Tue Jan 22, 2008
The College Hill area around UNC-G is a historic neighborhood with some really lovely homes. Interspersed throughout are lots of rental apartments for students which adds the "young" factor. Another area close by which is even more family friendly is the Lake Daniel area. I don't think crime is much of a factor there. The walking and bicycle trail is within bounds and connects to Friendly Shopping Center at one end and Cone Hospital at the other. Downtown is within walking distance and gives one the urban feel. Glenwood is the most diverse area in Greensboro with lots of homeowners and rentals which offers an affordable option for the alternative spirit. These are just a few of the many areas around the universities. Since Greensboro has at least 6 or more colleges, there are lots of options. Happy house hunting.
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