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Guide to Greenville
Greenville Apartments For Rent
On the eastern side of the state, Greenville is a small city of only 26.3 square miles. With a population of more than 90,000, Greenville is the tenth-largest city in North Carolina. Home to East Carolina University and its students, Greenville is brimming with life and culture. Nicknamed “The Emerald City,” Greenville is a humble city with all the amenities one could need.
Greenville was founded as Martinsborough in 1771. Three years later the town was moved three miles east to its current location and in 1786 it was renamed Greenville. The Tar River played a large role in the city’s economy as there were several steamboat lines being used for the transportation of passengers and goods to and from the city by the 1860s. While cotton was the leading agricultural crop in Greenville, it was surpassed by tobacco before the 1900s.
With the founding of East Carolina Teacher’s Training College in 1907 – future East Carolina University – Greenville went more than a century only being known for this small institution and its tobacco. Other industries and economic factors did not begin coming into play until 1968.
Things to Do in Greenville:
While Greenville is a small city, it still has plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. When you think of things to do in Greenville, think of the arts and culture, dining, and shopping.
There are various museums in Greenville, all of which offer something different to its patrons. The East Carolina Village & Farm Museum is a rather unique museum that shows life in Pitt County from 1840- 1940. The Ledonia Wright African-American Cultural Center has more than 150 works of art for the purpose of cultural education. Science and nature can be examined and further explored at the Walter Stasavich Science & Nature Center.
If you are interested in art in Greenville, whether visual or performing, then you will find it. The Greenville Museum of Art has a variety of exhibits with NC Jugtown Pottery, 19th Century American Art, and more. The City Art Gallery features the works of artists from inside of Greenville and as far out as California. For performing arts, look no further than the rhythmic and majestic art of the Greenville Civic Ballet and the North Carolina Academy of Dance Arts.
There is nothing better than shopping in Greenville. As the Inner Banks’ regional shopping destination, there is nothing you can’t find here. There is a large selection of malls and shopping centers of all sizes and mixtures of stores. The Greenville Mall is the city’s indoor mall, featuring more than 60 retail stores and various eateries. The shopping centers, such as Arlington Village and University Commons just to name a few, include all types of stores and eateries as well.
Dining in Greenville will provide just as much variety as the shopping scene as there are restaurants of all sorts of specialties within the city. For traditional Italian cuisine, visit places such as Finelli’s Café or Chanello’s. Try the signature sweet and spicy taste of the sauce at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Taste authentic Thai cuisine at Anchalee Thai Restaurant. For delicious desserts and fresh baked goods, go to Love at First Bite.
What to Consider When Moving to Greenville:
When moving to a new city, it’s a good idea to do some research before just diving in. Like any other place, there are various things to consider when moving to an apartment in Greenville. A large factor to consider is East Carolina University (ECU).
ECU is a public institution for higher education that offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, 85 graduate programs, 21 doctoral programs, and 62 certificates, all in a variety of fields of study. ECU has an overall campus size of nearly 1,600 acres, divided up amongst its four properties – Main Campus, Health Sciences, West Research, and the Field Station for Coastal Studies. While the Field Station is located in New Holland, the other three properties are all within Greenville and make up 1,386 acres.
ECU has more than 27,000 students and employs more than 5,700 people to run its institution. When it comes to the economy in Greenville, ECU is the second largest employer, with 2,000 less than Vidant Health and 3,000 more than Pitt County Public Schools.
Campus life has a lot to offer the students. Athletics at ECU are top notch as ECU is an NCAA Division I school. The East Carolina Pirates, in their purple and gold, have all of the basic sports for student-athletes to participate in – football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, golf, tennis, cross country, track and field, and swimming and diving. There are also plenty of social, service, and honor sororities and fraternities on campus for students to join – historically black and Native American organizations included.
Aside from sports and fraternities, there are also lots of other organizations, clubs, and events to get involved with on campus as well. ECU offers many cultural events throughout the school year such as theatre and dance productions, musical concerts, lectures and more.
Why Greenville Apartments Are Hot:
An apartment in Greenville will give you the best seat to all the attractions and amenities of the city. Visit the fantastic array of museums or go on a shopping spree at the mall or any of the various shopping centers. Take the family out to eat at any of the delicious eateries or enjoy an adult night out filled with visual and performing arts. Spend all day out enjoying the city, then come back home to any of these Greenville apartments for a peaceful night’s sleep. Every day you’ll wake up to the new possibilities of living in “The Emerald City.”
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Pitt Community College
- East Carolina University
- Beaufort Cty Community College
- Martin Community College
- Edgecombe Community College
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- Cheering on the ECU Pirates at the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, the fourth-largest stadium in North Carolina.
- East Carolina University, established in 1907, is the fastest-growing campus in the state.
- A growing arts community includes the Greenville Museum of Art, which features NC Jugtown Pottery.
- The Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center features 324 acres and five ponds, perfect for fishing, camping, hiking, and boating.
- The Pitt County Farmer’s Market and the Umbrella Market feature baked goods and other items in addition to fresh produce.
- Greenville’s strong economy is based in manufacturing, health care, and technology.