Urban Living

Big city resources with a small-town feel

The Urban Living community is made up of Guilford, Alamance and Forsyth counties, right in the center of the Triad. Within this region, the Triad’s three main anchor cities – High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem – are bustling with excitement all year long. Attend music festivals, visit a farmer’s market, shop boutiques downtown and more – all within reach of your new home.



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Fact & Figures

Greensboro city population: 291,303

High Point city population: 111,714

Winston-Salem city population: 244,115

Guilford County population (2022): 527,868

Alamance County population (2022): 163,324

Forsyth County population (2022): 375,195


Explore Your New Neighborhood

Go hiking, biking, swimming or fishing at Tanglewood Park – or, tour your new community with Segway tours at Triad ECO Adventures. Carolina’s best waterpark, Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe, offers nonstop fun all summer long, and Safari Nation’s giant indoor obstacle course and zipline offer high-speed thrills for kids of all ages. With the Piedmont Discovery App, exploring your new neighborhood has never been easier. The app helps you discover the best parks and hiking or biking trails near you, sorted by terrain and level of difficulty.

Arts & Culture

Where Creativity Thrives

With a collection of over 150 public works of art in Greensboro, 17 art galleries and 15 museums in Winston-Salem, in addition to nine art galleries in High Point, this community boasts plenty of creative outlets for artists. Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro features both modern and contemporary art, while Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem and the High Point Museum both display tons of interesting local history. Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District is a non-profit that supports the arts community within Winston-Salem, energizing the downtown area with creative pursuits from painting to dance to musical theatre. You can also attend a live performance at the Piedmont Opera, Greensboro Ballet, or the Triad Stage. Find out more about Burlington’s downtown scene.

Eat & Drink

Restaurants and Breweries Abound

Take a stroll through any of the downtown districts in this community and you’ll find a lively bar and restaurant scene – some that even have national accolades. Print Works Bistro in Greensboro was named one of the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants by OpenTable in 2019. Greensboro also offers plenty of international dining options, from Taste of Ethiopia to Simauchi. In Winston-Salem, Nawab Indian Cuisine is known for its top-notch flavors. Pair your meal with a craft brew from one of Greensboro’s many breweries, like Joymongers Brewing Company and Natty Greene’s, the birthplace of Greensboro’s first brewery. In High Point, pay a visit to Brown Truck Brewery with rustic décor and live music, or the historic Liberty Brewery & Grill. Winston-Salem is home to Hoots Beer Co. with unique and trendy flavors like Coconut Porter, in addition to Wise Man Brewing and Small Batch Beer Co. with a variety of ales and stouts. In 2015, Hops Burger Bar was rated the No. 1 Best Burger Restaurant in the Nation by TripAdvisor. Bringing along your four-legged companion? There are plenty of pet-friendly dining locations in the Triad, including The Barking Deck.


Excellent Educational Offerings

Public schools across this community include Guilford County Schools, Alamance County Schools and Forsyth County Schools. Highly rated regional charter schools also include Greensboro Day School, Winston-Salem Christian School and High Point Christian Academy. To find the perfect public school for your child in High Point, select your criteria on the Schools in High Point site and view the results to find the best fit. For those continuing their higher education, excellent colleges and universities pepper the region, from High Point University to Winston-Salem State University and more. Browse our Learn at the Center page for more details about schools in this community.

Major Employers

Chart Your Career Path

Bursting with job opportunities, this three-county region offers a wide variety of careers in diverse business sectors, from healthcare and education to manufacturing and engineering. Browse job openings on our Find a Job page.

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