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Greenville is a premier health, recreation, and wellness community:

  • Sports Illustrated dubbed Greenville “Sportstown, USA” because of our top notch programs and facilities for both youth and adults. A recent study found that our residents spend an average of 40-percent more annually on sporting equipment than the national average.
  • Greenville is a short drive to some of the most pristine beaches in the world.
  • Greenville is home to thousands of health and wellness researchers and practitioners – making this place a locus for cutting-edge wellness programs.   

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Find yourself in good company . . . Greenville is a diverse, cosmopolitan city that retains its down-to-earth sensibility:

  • Our award-winning Carolina barbecue and laidback tailgate parties happily coexist with an evolving local culinary scene and cultural amenities like ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series.
  • Businesses thrive here because families do. Greenville offers a lower cost-of-living, with many nice neighborhoods within close proximity to major employment centers.


Greenville (35 square miles) and Pitt County (656.52 square miles) are located in the north central coastal plains region of Eastern North Carolina, 85 miles east of Raleigh, 87 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean, 157 miles from Richmond VA, 265 miles south of Washington DC, and 485 miles from Atlanta GA.