The city of Greensboro in North Carolina is a comparatively old American city of just over 275,000 people. Founded in 1808, it was originally a planned city, and expats living in Greensboro will be able to enjoy some beautiful period architecture and an older city feel. It was originally called 'Greensborough' in the British English style – a 'borough' being an administrative division – and the city shares with its name the sense of a meeting of heritage and modernity. The Blandwood Mansion is a National Historic Landmark that expatriates living in Greensboro may like to visit, and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum bears witness to a more recent period in the city's history, when it played an important role in the Civil Rights movement. Expats in Greensboro will be at the center of one of North Carolina's business and commercial hubs, and the city has come to be an important transport hub as well, leading to it being known to many as the 'Gate City'.
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Expats moving to Greensboro have a good choice of routes to the city. No less than six Interstate highways serve the city, including one business freeway, and a number of long distance bus companies serve the city. There are also a large number of train services from major cities including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Alabama, New Orleans and others. The easiest route into the city for expatriates moving to Greensboro from outside the United States will be to fly to one of these large hub cities and then either take a train on to Greensboro, or fly into the city's Piedmont Triad International Airport (which is currently not served by international flights). The InterNations website has plenty of additional information on expatriation for expats in Greensboro. Our Expat Magazine, for example, is a collection of articles on everything from international finance to living abroad, while for anecdotes, hints and tips, we also have a good amount of content written by members of our website who are expatriates themselves.
The city has a diverse, strong economy with strong education and manufacturing sectors. Expats working in Greensboro can also enjoy a great range of local attractions, along with a number of parks and a thriving restaurant and bar scene after hours. Getting in touch with other global minds and expatriates working in Greensboro is a simple matter using the discussion groups, forum threads, and private communications on the InterNations website. Many expatriates around the world use this to organize meet-ups, socialize with other InterNations members and get information on the latest attractions in their host cities. If you are about to become an expat in Greensboro, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding the busy city's international network, and in this friendly, diverse city, it won't be long until you start to feel a part of the city's broader community either.