Reasons to move to the Triad
What exactly is the Triad? The Triad, or Piedmont Triad of North Carolina is 12 counties and includes the larger cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. It also includes 14 communities with over 10,000 people, and over 50 communities under 10,000. The Triad is known for textiles, furniture, and tobacco, and while those industries still play a part in the Triad, a shift has also welcomed technology, logistics and distribution, and education.
History – With roots that reach back to before the United States was its own nation, the area is steeped in history. From Revolutionary battles, to civil war battles, to civil rights protests, there are no shortages of historical sites to visit.
People – People from all over have chosen to make the Triad their home. Southern hospitality is big here and people are friendly.
Job Market – Some major corporations have chosen the Triad to house their headquarters, and many more have branches here. Because of this, the job market is plentiful with jobs available in a multitude of fields.
Affordability – The cost of living and real estate prices are below both the National and North Carolina averages, making the Triad an affordable place to live.
Weather – The Triad offers all four seasons when it comes to weather. Spring and fall weather is mild, winter has its cold and sometimes snowy days, and summer brings the heat.
Education – The Triad area boasts more than 20 higher education institutions including vocational colleges, community colleges, and major universities including University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Wake Forest University.
Sports – While the Triad itself isn’t home to any major sports teams, we do host the ACC Basketball Tournament, the Wyndham Golf Championship, and have a minor league Baseball team in the Grasshoppers (plus many other minor league teams close by). If you need major sports, you can travel west to Charlotte and catch the Carolina Panthers in NFL action, the Hornets in NBA action, or a Nascar race. Head east to Raleigh to see the Stanley Cup winning Carolina Hurricanes.
Arts – If you are into the arts, the Triad has galleries, theaters, museums, symphony, opera, and ballet.
Beach/Mountains – The great thing about North Carolina is that it has amazing mountains and beaches. Hike the Appalachian Trail in the west, surf the waves of the Atlantic ocean in the east. And if neither of those catch your fancy, there are over 40 wineries in the Piedmont region located close to the Triad. Travel to these locations are easy enough with four major interstates that run through the Triad, plus a multitude of US highways. If flying is your thing, Piedmont Triad Airport is conveniently located and can whisk you away, or help you learn to fly!
Coffee – Beer – Food – Nightlife – did we forget to mention there is a plethora of local coffee houses and microbrews, amazing food, and happening nightlife throughout the Triad.