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About Greenville

Welcome to Greenville and Pitt County where you will always find yourself in good company. Widely recognized as the cultural and entertainment, commerce, education and medical hub of Eastern North Carolina, Greenville has grown to a thriving small metropolitan area of 90,000 residents and Pitt County nearly 175,000, while keeping our southern charm. Ranked among the best performing small metros in the United States by the Milken Institute, Greenville is home to East Carolina University, a thriving industrial base, Vidant Medical Center, the Greenville Convention Center Campus and our Uptown District. Here, life is a graceful balance of front-porch friendly and business world sharp.

Greenville and Pitt County are located in the north central coastal plain region of Eastern North Carolina, approximately 85 miles east of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina and 87 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Our visitors experience a relatively mild climate while experiencing all four seasons each year. An excellent geographic location combined with affordability make Greenville-Pitt County a preferred location for business and leisure travelers.

With close to 300 years of history on our side, our visitors can find museums, historic sites and artifacts that tell the story of those that lived here from the Revolution to modern day society. Located just inland off the North Carolina coast, over 20 parks grace the landscape of Greenville and Pitt County allowing those to find both adventure and scenic beauty. The city is also fortunate to have one of the most extensive Greenway systems in the region and leisure systems such that the City of Greenville is recognized as a Playful City USA by KaBoom.