With a population of more than 174,000, Greenville and Pitt County retain a small town feel while offering the educational, cultural and entertainment opportunities of a university community.
Ranked by Forbes.com as the #8 BEST SMALLER METRO for BUSINESS AND CAREERS. Residents of Greenville enjoy a mild climate, modest cost of living and a relaxed lifestyle. Greenville is about one hour from Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina and 1.5 hours from the beautiful North Carolina beaches.
Located on the banks of the Tar River in the coastal plains region of North Carolina, Greenville is the hub of shopping, health care, entertainment, and sporting events for surrounding communities that are home to over one million people.
Without smog or excessive traffic, Greenville offers a variety of restaurants, shops, clubs, cultural events, and spas, as well as a wide variety of activities for families. Free concerts, festivals, museums, spacious parks and movie theaters are just a taste of what the city has to offer. Housing is plentiful and affordable, both near the medical center and in numerous neighborhoods and apartment developments around town.
Vidant Medical Center (VMC) is the largest employer in the county. VMC provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to more than 1.2 million people in 29 counties. Other major employers include East Carolina University, Patheon, Inc. and Overton's Sporting Goods.
Outside the workplace, residents and faculty are involved in many recreational activities, such as organized softball and basketball leagues, golf, international festivals and music.
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