The 10 Best Greensboro Suburbs To Live In For 2024

The best Greensboro suburbs are Gibsonville and Stokesdale for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

While big cities like Greensboro offer culture, cuisine, and charisma, they also deliver terrible traffic, towering expenses, and a taxing quality of life.

With that in mind, we wanted to uncover the best suburbs around Greensboro. These burbs have all of the benefits of being near Greensboro without actually having to be in the city.

Of course, not all suburbs of Greensboro are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. Using Saturday Night Science, we delve into the factors that matter most, from commutes and housing costs to community vibes, to help you uncover the perfect suburban spots in the Greater Greensboro area.

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What’s the best suburb of Greensboro? Gibsonville ranks as the best suburb of Greensboro for 2024 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Gibsonville, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Greensboro ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

Feel free to check out some more reading about North Carolina:

The 10 Best Greensboro Suburbs To Live For 2024

Gibsonville, NC

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Population: 8,827
Median Income: $98,558
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 7.7%
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Gibsonville is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Greensboro area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome Gibsonville.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $98,558 a year, which is the 4th highest in the Greensboro region. And only 2.43% are out of work. Homes average more than $278,388 each.

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Population: 5,900
Median Income: $118,159
Unemployment Rate: 0.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
More on Stokesdale: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Stokesdale is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Greensboro for 2024.

It ranks 3rd for incomes in the area and only 3.51% of residents lack insurance, good for 3rd best.

Oak Ridge, NC

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Population: 7,637
Median Income: $146,131
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
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Here in Oak Ridge, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Greensboro metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Oak Ridge.

Summerfield, NC

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Population: 10,986
Median Income: $148,182
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 9.2%
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Summerfield ranks as the 4th best suburb of Greensboro for 2024.

You won’t find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Summerfield and the schools are some of the best around.

Pleasant Garden, NC

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Population: 4,987
Median Income: $84,395
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 10.5%
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Coming in as the fifth best is Pleasant Garden.

Pleasant Garden gets kudos for having the 8th most expensive homes in the Greensboro area, where houses sell for an average of $282,693. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

6. Swepsonville, NC

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Population: 2,464
Median Income: $84,737
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
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Swepsonville is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here’s why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 4.37%.

According to online reports, Swepsonville is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Greensboro area, meaning you need to get in soon.

Elon, NC

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Population: 11,161
Median Income: $73,597
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 25.0%
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The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Elon.

Elon schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it’s only 17.8 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Kernersville, NC

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Population: 27,177
Median Income: $66,151
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 12.2%
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Kernersville is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 10.09% of people lack insurance, good for 15th in the area.

Archdale, NC

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Population: 11,873
Median Income: $63,627
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 7.4%
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Is ‘Everything Better In Archdale?’


It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it’s really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

10. Midway, NC

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Population: 4,773
Median Income: $72,574
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
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And rounding out the top ten for 2024 is Midway.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It’s far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Greensboro for 2024

Figuring out the best suburbs around Greensboro was simple. We used Saturday Night Science to find things people like about living in the suburbs and then locate the suburbs with those things.

We analyzed the newest American Community Survey data for 2018-2022 to research each suburb. We decided upon the following criteria:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college-educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Greensboro.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 30 suburbs to evaluate around Greensboro.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 30 in each category, where 1 was the “best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality-of-life index.

Finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index, the “Best Suburb near Greensboro.” We’re lookin’ at you, Gibsonville.

This result may differ from our state-wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a more extensive selection of suburbs.

We updated the data for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the best Greensboro suburbs. Skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Summary: Welcome to the Best Greensboro ‘Burbs of 2024

We said it once, and we’ll say it again–life in the big city isn’t for everyone. At least not all the time.

The best suburbs of Greensboro are .

So if you’re craving the amenities of a larger city like Greensboro but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might be for you.

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Table: Best Greensboro Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income Average Home Price
1 Gibsonville, NC 8,827 $98,558 $278,388
2 Stokesdale, NC 5,900 $118,159 $349,634
3 Oak Ridge, NC 7,637 $146,131 $514,942
4 Summerfield, NC 10,986 $148,182 $467,749
5 Pleasant Garden, NC 4,987 $84,395 $282,693
6 Swepsonville, NC 2,464 $84,737 $335,184
7 Elon, NC 11,161 $73,597 $322,868
8 Kernersville, NC 27,177 $66,151 $302,017
9 Archdale, NC 11,873 $63,627 $233,051
10 Midway, NC 4,773 $72,574 $277,641
11 Wallburg, NC 3,081 $80,592 $300,004
12 Rural Hall, NC 3,376 $56,037 $258,003
13 Trinity, NC 7,012 $70,368 $268,416
14 Walnut Cove, NC 2,028 $42,398 $204,063
15 High Point, NC 114,120 $58,582 $229,659
16 Randleman, NC 4,573 $63,040 $246,521
17 Jamestown, NC 15,850 $53,389 $184,873
18 Winston-Salem, NC 249,571 $54,416 $241,673
19 Burlington, NC 56,951 $52,963 $223,842
20 Graham, NC 17,136 $51,482 $259,204
21 Wentworth, NC 2,664 $71,806 $225,337
22 Haw River, NC 2,894 $57,404 $209,057
23 Madison, NC 2,185 $51,150 $198,186
24 Thomasville, NC 27,130 $48,457 $214,034
25 Eden, NC 15,349 $43,607 $135,635
26 Asheboro, NC 27,117 $44,405 $229,584
27 Green Level, NC 3,111 $42,695 $166,502
28 Liberty, NC 2,666 $48,672 $250,780
29 Reidsville, NC 14,526 $35,061 $188,591
30 Mayodan, NC 2,438 $40,458 $148,549
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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