Seniors Enjoy Colorful Greensboro


Greensboro is the third-largest city in North Carolina, with over 277,000 folks calling it home. The city was named for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781.

There is a ton of history in and around Greensboro. Located on the scenic Piedmont plateau that includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem, the city has a rich past extending back more than two centuries, with the historic districts, museums, and statues to prove it.

Centrally located in North Carolina’s picturesque heartland, Greensboro is the perfect place for senior visitors to relax, find entertainment and dine with a selection of more than 500 restaurants to choose from.


There is a thriving business community in Greensboro. Entrepreneur magazine rated Greensboro as one of the top ten best places in the nation for business opportunities. The University of North Carolina, plays a major role in the lifestyle of Greensboro, serving as an anchor for Greensboro’s fantastic arts and culture scene.

Seniors Find Another Historic Place

A classy international airport makes travel to Greensboro easy. From the charming downtown historic district and art galleries to city opera and yearly festivals, senior visitors can enjoy the best of metropolitan culture. They say that “the best part is in the middle” and so it’s true with Greensboro. Old Greensboro is on the National Register of Historic Places.


The city also has a diverse population, giving it an ethnic flair that can be seen in its highly popular restaurants and nearby communities. Greensboro loves nightlife, shopping, and horses with 8,000 buyers each year going to the Sharpe Family Horse Farm.

The city lives up to its name, Green, in the host of gardens, science centers, and arboretums. The Bog Garden features a living wetland ecosystem. History is also at home in Greensboro with museums dedicated to the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement drawing thousands of visitors each year. Ten local golf courses keep senior golfers busy with top-notch courses.


The Greensboro Historical Museum is a top attraction along with the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. The Greensboro Cultural Center offers numerous art galleries, studios, classrooms and theaters as well as an annually changing sculpture garden and outdoor amphitheater.

Senior visitors are invited to explore works by local, regional and national artists, attend concerts in the amphitheater, relax in surrounding Festival Park or dine in a charming on site cafe. Along with the Center is the Community Theatre of Greensboro presenting everything from original pieces to full-scale Broadway plays and musicals and has been delighting local audiences for more than 50 years.

Enjoy Greensboro and plan to spend a few days there. jeb

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