5 Reasons Why You Should Move To The Triad!
The Triad is centrally located in North Carolina. You have the mountains to the west and the beach to the east! Greensboro is one of the top cities to live in! It is the third largest city behind Charlotte and Raleigh!
There are many beautiful trails and parks! It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise!
Since its creation as a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps project, Hanging Rock State Park has offered the best of a traditional outdoor experience with a 73-site campground, picnic grounds, stocked lake for swimming and canoe rentals and more than 20 miles of hiking trails that climb onto spectacular views and weave alongside clear streams and waterfalls. There is also access on the Dan River for paddling, 8.4 miles of mountain biking trails and rock climbing opportunities with permit. A complex of vacation cabins is available for longer visits. Free interpretive programs complement the education offerings of a park museum that explores the natural and cultural history of the Sauratown Mountains.
Rising abruptly more than 2,000 feet, Pilot Mountain has been a navigational landmark for centuries, and is a recreational landmark as well, offering miles of trails, camping, climbing and spectacular scenery. The mountain summit remains the principal park area, connected to the Yadkin River section by a 6.5-mile trail corridor. An extensive trail network is augmented by a bridle trail and a canoe trail section on the river. Family camping in a 49-site campground is augmented by riverside group camps and canoe-in sites. Rock climbing and rappelling are allowed on portions of the park’s steep cliffs, and those cliffs perched around the mountain’s summit offer seemingly endless views of piedmont, Sauratown Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
This garden features flowers, trees and annual beds containing mass and design plantings that bring color to the garden throughout the year. The adjacent Caldwell Park was established in honor of Rev. Dr. David Caldwell (1725-1824), whose home and famous “Log College” school for young men was originally located on the site.
There are over 500 delicious restaurants throughout the Triad!
You don’t have to go far in any direction to find amazing chefs, meals, and restaurants in the Triad. This list has your cravings covered! Take a look!
Whether your child is in elementary, middle, or high school, the Triad has a great school system! Piedmont Triad Schools (Rated a 9 or a 10 according to www.greatschools.org). Also, the Triad is home to many prestigious Colleges and Universities!
N Elementary School (Rated 9 out of 10)
3801 NC Hwy 150 East, Greensboro, NC, 27455
Public district, PK-5 (575 Students)
Oak Ridge Elementary (Rated 9 out of 10)
2050 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Public District, PK – 5
Summerfield Elementary School (Rated 9 out of 10)
7501 Summerfield Road, Summerfield, NC 27358
Public District, PK-5 (556 Students)
Northwest Guilford Middle School (Rated 9 out of 10)
5300 Northwest School Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409
Public District, 6-8 (1000 Students)
Summerfield Charter Academy (Rated 9 out of 10)
5303 U.S. 220, Summerfield, NC 27358
Public Charter, K-8 (664 Students)
Greensboro Academy (Rated 9 out of 10)
4049 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410
Public Charter, K-8 (755 Students)
Greensboro College Middle College (Rated 10 out of 10)
815 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Public district, 11-12 (133 Students)
GTCC East Middle College High (Rated 9 out of 10)
3505 East Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405
Public District, 9-12 (137 Students)
The Academy At Ben L. Smith High School (Rated 9 out of 10)
2225 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27407
Public District, 9-12 (224 Students)
STEM Early College At NC A&T SU (Rated 9 out of 10)
402 Laurel Street, Greensboro, NC 27411
Public District, 9-10 (150 Students)
Northwest Guildford High School
5240 NW School Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409
Grades 9-12 (1,947 Students)
Greensboro College is an undergraduate college, also offering four master’s degrees. Coeducational and independent, the institution is located near downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. It was founded in 1838 and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Elon University is an American private, non-sectarian, coeducational liberal arts university with a historic 636-acre campus in Elon, North Carolina.
Guilford’s longstanding mission is clear and distinctive: to provide a transformative, practical and excellent liberal arts education for every student. Their timeless core values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship are rooted in Quaker testimonies. And their bold, new long-range strategic plan reaffirms their emphasis on student outcomes. This is a college with a strong identity, ethical commitments and a vision for the future.
High Point University
High Point University is a private liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina. High Point University offers day and evening undergraduate degree programs (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science) and evening graduate degree programs (Master of Education in Elementary Education, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Organization, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Sports Studies). A doctoral degree in Educational Leadership began in the fall of 2012.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, high research activity, 1890 land-grant University committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective engagement and public service. The University offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels and has a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines. Their unique legacy and educational philosophy provide students with a broad range of experiences that foster transformation and leadership for a dynamic and global society.
Salem College is a liberal arts women’s college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1772. Originally established as a primary school, it later became an academy (high school) and finally a college. It is the oldest female educational establishment that is still a women’s college and the oldest female institution in the Southern United States. Salem College offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), and Master of Education (M.Ed.). Traditional-age students are required to complete an internship and community service as part of the Salem Signature general education program. Salem College has a cross-registration relationship with Wake Forest University, in which Salem undergraduates may take classes at Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus when a given course is not offered at Salem. (Similarly, Wake Forest undergraduates may enroll in Salem College courses when such a class is not available to them at Wake Forest.) Several Salem students are also members of Wake Forest’s marching band. Salem offers several graduate degrees in education, plus add-on teaching licensures.
University of North Carolina-Greensboro is a public institution that was founded in 1891. Its setting is urban, and the campus size is 210 acres. University of North Carolina—Greensboro’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Undergraduates at UNCG can choose from more than 100 academic programs, and graduate students can choose from more than 60 degree programs, including those in the Bryan School of Business and Economics and the renowned student counseling and personnel services program in the School of Education. UNCG also offers highly ranked master’s programs in the fields of Health and Library & Information studies.
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private, independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1834. Wake Forest’s undergraduate education consists of a liberal arts curriculum in Wake Forest College and classes in the School of Business. The university offers 40 majors and 57 interdisciplinary minors across various fields of study. Students initially declare a major the second semester of their sophomore year.
Triad has so many other attractions including:
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Literally 10 minutes away from us! Piedmont Triad International Airport is an airport located in the center of North Carolina just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem as well as the entire Piedmont Triad region in North Carolina.
Greensboro Science Center
The Greensboro Science Center is a premier family destination in North Carolina offering multiple attractions in one destination: a science museum with exhibits focused on dinosaurs, reptiles, amphibians, the human body and extreme weather; a zoo, home to animals such as red pandas, gibbons, meerkats, lemurs and maned wolves; an aquarium, featuring sharks, penguins, stingrays, otters, fishing cats, a variety of fishes and more; a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater, featuring 3D, laser and full-dome shows; and SKYWILD, a treetop adventure park where participants can literally act like an animal above our zoo! Visit our website for information about admission policies, tickets, events, classes, rentals, field trips, and more!
About 45 minutes South of Greensboro, located just south of Asheboro; the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into the largest “natural habitat” zoo in the United States. You won’t find cages made of steel and concrete here. The animals are given enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to include trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt.
Dog Parks (Top 5 Dog Parks)
If you’re looking for someplace fun to take your four-legged friend, we’ve got you covered. From woodsy trails to downtown green space, here are the five best places in Greensboro for your dog to run, fetch, and make other doggy friends.
1. Bark Park
2. Southwest Park
3. Stephen M. Hussey Bark Park at Country Park
4. Bur-Mil Park
5. LeBauer Park
Emerald Point Water Park
It’s the largest water park in the Carolina, rated in the top 10 across the U.S. with enclosed and drop slides, tube rides, and activity pools for all ages and sizes. Thunder Bay makes massive, perfect waves. Two great children’s areas and a drifting Lazee River complete the fun!
With over 1.5 miles of cable, this North Carolina zip line is one of the largest in the world!
Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball
Single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins. Go have some “Hoppin Fun” for all from April through September. Enjoy affordable family entertainment with a playground for the kids and NC’s largest outdoor sports bar for adults. Picnic specials and group rates are available.
Winston-Salem Dash Baseball
The Winston-Salem Dash is a minor league baseball team in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They are a Class A-Advanced team in the Carolina League and have been a farm team of the Chicago White Sox since 1997.
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is an entertainment and sports complex located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Opened in 1959, the arena was once one of the largest venues in the South, with a seating capacity of over 23,000. The complex hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including trade and consumer shows, conventions, concerts, family shows, arts and entertainment events, as well as professional, college and amateur sports.
Proehlific Park (Soccer Leagues)
The sports complex contains state of the art indoor and outdoor athletic facilities located on a 22 acre campus.
The 60,000 square foot indoor facility includes:
– Academic Center
– 70 yard by 40 yard indoor turf field
– 3 basketball/volleyball courts
– Batting cages and sports performance training area
Outdoor facilities include:
– 3 baseball/softball fields
– 3 multi-use fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse
– A concession stand in the picnic area.
Spear Family YMCA
Through the years, the Spear Family YMCA organization has been established and re-established, while still maintaining its mission of strong Judeo-Christian service to the Greensboro community. Their vision is to offer a warm and friendly environment radiating a feeling of belonging and caring where people of all ages, races, faiths, beliefs, and physical and financial abilities participate in worthwhile programs and meaningful experiences that make a positive difference in their lives. They offer fitness programs for all ages!
Fitness Center in Kernersville
The Fitness Center at Kernersville, located at 861 Old Winston Road in Kernersville, has staff with expertise in fitness as well as exercise physiology and sports science. Their highly skilled staff will work with you to design an individual program that will enhance motivation and provide safe and effective outcomes all in a warm and friendly environment.
Grandover Resort and Golf
Discover a picturesque resort nestled among 1,500 acres of hills covered with oak, pine and dogwood. Designed in a European style, the resort makes a remarkable impression rising above the North Carolina foothills. The resort is well-known for having weddings, corporate events, an upscale spa and superior golf course!
Sedgefield Country Club (Home of the Wyndham Championship)
Its golf courses feature two compelling layouts from architect greats Donald Ross and Pete Dye. Sedgefield Country Club is in fact, the only property in the country to couple courses from these two legends. The Ross course is an exquisite design with small, undulating greens and rolling fairways that create a challenge for the expert player, yet offer fun for the beginner. Ranked 13th in North Carolina and hosting the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, its members take great pride in calling it home!
The Friendly Shopping Centers, located in Greensboro, offers the best shopping and dining in an open-air shopping environment. Treat yourself to the area’s finest in retail with Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s White House Black Market, The Extra ingredient, J. Crew, Johnson & Murphy, Palm Avenue, REI, Apple, Talbots, Toys & Co., and Yankee Candle. This shopping center has the best of fine dining with Bravo!, Cucina Italiana, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Harper’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Mimi’s Café, and P.F. Chang’s.
At over a million square feet, they are the single largest furniture store in the world. Located in Jamestown, North Carolina. They partner with more than 500 of the world’s finest furniture and accessory manufacturers to offer the highest quality products at unbeatable prices.
High Point Furniture Market
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.
Greensboro Farmer’s Market
Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables directly from your local farmers in a friendly and historic setting. The market provides the best in home-grown vegetables, fruits and product, as well as fresh-cut herbs and flowers, baked goods, and handmade crafts.
The Weatherspoon Art Museum – a #1 must see!
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is one of Greensboro’s top attractions and is home to one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast. They are nationally recognized for its exceptional collection of 5,600 exhibitions of modern and contemporary art works, and for its dynamic, thought-provoking exhibitions. Well-known artists in the collection include Matisse, de Kooning, Calder, Hesse, LeWitt, Sherman, Warhol and many more. With a particular focus on American Art, the museum’s internationally renowned program includes over 15 exhibitions each year, a variety of educational activities and programs for both children and adults, and quite a few art-based publications.