Greenville

173 reviews
  1. Town in North Carolina
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$743
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    340
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    14
    37
  • Robbery
    160
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    887
    1
  • Theft
    3,072
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,225
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

173 reviews
  • Excellent
    11
  • Very Good
    53
  • Average
    97
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    1
My experience with the City of Greenville, NC. was mixed. My primary focus for this review was public safety and community concerns. Greenville has a population of 174 thousand with a racial composition of 60% Caucasian, 32% African American, 5% Hispanic, and 3% other. I spoke with 24 residents, covering each composition. Among Caucasians the greatest community concern was the public school system. The majority reported the public school system to be lagging behind in educational standards. Among African Americans & Hispanics the greatest concern was the lack of employment. With Eastern Carolina University being located within the City, the college floods the local employment with students for entry level jobs, leaving very little employment opportunities. Among all groups public safety was commended. All groups reported the Police & Fire Departments to be friendly, fair, and compassionate.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
I am currently a student at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina pursing a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Services. I am a transfer student from Maryland, therefore I have only experienced this area for about a year. My experience in Greenville has not been the best except for my education. The professor's at ECU have been very helpful as far as expanding my education range. I have had a very difficult time trying to find job opportunities in Greenville. Since this is a very poor area, not a lot of business are hiring right now. This area is great for visitors since there are a lot of activities and events to go to in Greenville. The one thing that I would like to change regarding the Greenville area is the safety.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Greenville, NC is a growing city. It is very family oriented, but has a lot of amenities that appeal to young, single college students. There are two major colleges in Greenville, NC. They are East Carolina University and Pitt Community college. Greenville has a vibrant retail industry and a large cutting edge medical district. There are also a lot of professional office parks that cater to the self-employed professional and the entrepreneur.

The section of Greenville, NC where I reside is an all residential area. The homes are middle class, single ranchers. There are many, many older trees and gardens. The backyards are large also. This is a nice, relaxing section of the city.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago