The region embracing Greensboro NC has a widely used frame of reference known as The Piedmont Triad (or just the Triad). It refers to the north-central area of North Carolina that encompasses the towns of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. These closely aligned cities (called Triad as a result) occur in what is called the Piedmont, a geographical reference. The Piedmont Triad terminology often applies to many man-made features in the region, such as the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
The Triad has a well-established reputation as one of the main hubs for manufacturing and transportation in the southeast area of the nation. That said, its focus on education and culture appears second to none amid a sense of small town, close knit communities.
The Triad is not too far from an area in the state commonly referred to as the Triangle. As a result, the Triad may sometimes get confused with the Triangle. Although, the Triangle refers specifically to the major cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill directly eastward.
Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point each exemplify a small town charm with big town advantages and appeal. Each town, and the Piedmont Triad area in general pose as a thriving center for business, culture and education. For example, Greensboro hosts four colleges, UNCG, Gifford College, Greensboro College and Bennett College. The town also hosts a wide array of Greensboro NC homes.
Hundreds of restaurants, historic hubs, museums, shopping, desirable homes and more await visitors to the Piedmont Triad. Thriving industry and transportation activity also enlivens the region. Finally, the genuine sense of belonging found in the Piedmont Triad may convince many to call it home for a lifetime.
If you would like to find out more about the Piedmont region, the Triad, its cities, community amenities and homes, contact an area expert and real estate professional.