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City Living

Plenty of bustle without the hustle.

As a cultural and educational hub, Greenville combines big-city resources with truly enjoyable — and affordable — living conditions. It’s busy, but there’s room to breathe. It’s big, but it’s front-porch friendly. It’s a great place to raise a family — but there’s more than enough to do when you’re looking for an exciting night on the town.

It's So Livable

One thing’s for sure — Greenville is a livable city. Housing costs are lower than the state and national average, and the public schools rank among North Carolina’s best. The city bus system makes getting around easy (and there’s also a growing bike/pedestrian corridor). Getting to and from the area is a snap, too: I-95 is close by, the Pitt-Greenville Airport is just three miles from Vidant Medical Center and Raleigh-Durham International airport is less than 100 miles west.

  • Population (2018 Est) Greenville 93,137, Pitt County 179,914
  • Median Home Price $148,200
  • Avg. Temp Summer 88°F, Winter 52°F
  • Cost of Living 5% below national average

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Loving Greenville

Whatever your idea of fun is, you’ll find it here — whether it’s watching a local artisan throw clay or watching the East Carolina University Pirates (ECU) throw a football. Is shopping your thing? From malls to farmers’ markets, from antiques to boutiques — Greenville’s got it all.

Of course, here at Vidant Health, we love calling Greenville-Pitt County home, and we think you will too — but don’t just take our word for it. America’s Promise Alliance voted Greenville “Best Community for Young People,” and Forbes ranks the city #6 in “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” Greenville is an innovative, vibrant place that’s always changing, and always inspiring. We hope you’ll explore!

 
 

A Thriving Arts Scene

Museums and galleries, concerts, dance, film, theater — just name your medium. Greenville’s also home to ECU, which presents numerous events and exhibits throughout the year, on campus and off.

 
 

Sportstown, USA

Sports Illustrated recognized Greenville as a “Sportstown” with good reason. The city has more than 20 parks, including Extreme Park, where you can watch local BMX pros practice (the city has become a mecca for BMX pro riders). Discover our longstanding Little League tradition and see our teams win yet another state baseball championship or softball world series. Or come root for the Pirates, who are a member of the American Athletic Conference. Just want to get outdoors? Hike, fish, golf, paddle, boat, bike…or enjoy yourself at one of our seasonal festivals.

 
 

Food and Drink

With so much to do in and around Greenville, you’ll work up a hearty appetite — and Greenville has more than 300 restaurants and eateries to explore, from local favorites (we do like to boast about our barbecue) to eclectic international cuisine. Plus, the nearby coast brings in the very best seafood.

Vidant Health Facilities in Greenville

Discover all our hospitals, physician practices, facilities and service locations located in and around Greenville.

Vidant Medical Center (Greenville)

Vidant Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center is a 974-bed tertiary referral center providing acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people. In recognition of its nursing excellence and high-quality patient care, Vidant Medical Center has been designated a Magnet® facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

974 beds

James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital (Greenville)

The James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital, located on the campus of Vidant Medical Center, is designed to care for children from newborns to 18 years of age (and up to 21 years of age is patient is being followed by a pediatric physician). The 206,499 square foot 197-bed facility provides highly specialized services including a pediatric intensive care (PICU), neonatal intensive care (NICU), kids immunosuppressed specialty unit (KISU), specialty care nursery, mother-baby unit, pediatric ECMO services, 24/7 children’s emergency department, acute dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), pediatric radiology, pediatric rehabilitation, general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, and craniofacial surgery. The James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center is a designated Children’s Miracle Network hospital, placing it among the nation’s top children’s facilities.

197 beds

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Small Town Living

The stride’s a little slower here, and it’s hard to turn a corner without running into a friendly face—at work or at the market.

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Lake Living

From the shores of nearby Lake Gaston to wonderful small-town communities, the Roanoke Rapids area has plenty to offer.

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Waterway Communities

Riverside or seaside, life on the water is—well, a way of life. Reel in your very own catch of the day. From beach to boardwalk, waterfront living is as good as it gets for some folks.

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