Moving to another city can be an adventure; and at times can become very overwhelming. Once you have decided on relocating to North Carolina, then there are a few things that you should know about your new city. Greensboro is approximately 131.75 square miles and is located in Guilford County within the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina and is a midway stopping point that many visitors use when traveling from Atlanta or Washington, DC.
Greensboro is 80 miles from Charlotte, 30 miles from Winston-Salem, 75 miles from Raleigh, and about 200 miles from the coast. The city of Greensboro is located within the “Triad,” which consist of two surrounding cities: High Point and Winston-Salem. This article will serve as a guide to assist you in moving to Greensboro and to enjoy the beautiful city and surrounding area. As of June 2011, the North Carolina sales tax is stable at 7.75%, the hotel/motel sales tax is 6%.
Major Highways and Streets in Greensboro
There arethree major highways that run through Greensboro. Hwy 85, which runs east and west, will take you from Greensboro to Charlotte or over to Raleigh. Hwy 29 is a bypass that runs parallel to Wendover Ave, which runs directly through Greensboro from High Point. If you want to get to Winston-Salem, then you will take Hwy 40/73. Other notable major streets in Greensboro are Randleman Road, Battleground and Lawndale, Church Street, Holden Road, Lee Street, High Point Road, and Elm Eugene Street. Throughout this article, you will see these streets mentioned numerous times. Knowing these streets will undoubtedly help you better navigate the city of Greensboro.
Theclimate in the city of Greensboro can be very unusual to a new resident. Even though North Carolina is considered the South, you can expect to get a plethora of weather conditions from blistering hot days in the summer to the bone chilling cold nights of the winter months. The average temperature in Greensboro is stated to be 88 degrees in the summer. In January, the coldest month in the year for this region, the temperatures can plummet to an average temperature of 27 degrees.
These are the average temperatures and please be aware that the temperatures can rise to as high, orhigher, than 95 degrees during heat waves and get into the teens in the winter. Also note that the temperature may fluctuate in the summer months between the day and night by a difference from anywhere between 15-19 degrees. And in the winter months, the temperature may fluctuate even more. The annual rain fall for Greensboro is about 43.14 inches and the wettest month in Greensboro, which is July, you may see more than 4 inches. This area is great for all outdoor activities, such as gardening, fishing, sporting events, etc.
When moving to a new home, the first things on your mind are usually getting your utilities and entertainment needs in order even before you move in. Here is a brief description of the local utility companies, how to contact them and set up your new service. All of the services listed below, will require credit applications and contracts, so please contact the sales/customer service department for more detailed information. All service providers may not be available in all areas.
Water and Sewer Service
There are two ways in which you can establish your water and sewer service in your new home, in person or by mail. To set up water and sewer service, an application must be completed for the location that water is requested. Regardless if you are a tenant or a home owner you will have to pay a non-refundable $15 service charge. Also note that residential properties must also pay a $150 deposit, which is refundable and will be given back to you at the time of service termination. Applications can be foundonlineor at the J. Edward Kitchen Operations, 2602 S. Elm-Eugene Street in Greensboro. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8am -5pm and can be reached at 336-373-2489.
Please present proper identification, name and address of landlord, check or money order for service charge and deposit. Please allow a one-day window to cut-on service. If you are establishing service by mail, please allow 3-5 business days to process application and payment. For more information or to contact the administrative office of the Water Resources department, please call 336-373-2055. For 24-hour emergency service, maintenance, or water repair please call 336-373-2033.
Trash & Recycling
In Greensboro the sanitation is monitored by theField Operations Department.The city recycles and picks up trash once a week from both businesses and residential properties. For more information about trash pick up, recycling, or yard debris pick up, please call 336-373-2483. The Field Operations department is also located in the J. Edward Kitchen Operations building.
Electric and Gas
You’ll have several options for gas and electric service. Depending on where you end up, you may need to set up a combination of services. You can check with your real estate agent or landlord to determine which services you’ll need to look in to. You may also have deposit requirements based on your credit.
Duke Energy provides electric and gas services that are affordable, clean and reliable.For more information about services or to establish or set up new services please contact Duke Energy at 1-800-777-9898. If you would like to stop by a local office, visit the Greensboro office at 5317 Aborlinda Drive or 4802 Ramblewood Drive. Duke Energy accepts payments through the local payment centers, and via Western Union locations, you can also mail in payments to P.O. Box 70516, Charlotte, NC.
Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas has been supplying Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina with natural gas power solutions for more than 50 years. The corporate office is located in Charlotte, NC, but you will be able to get more information from one of the local office in Greensboro at 2611 Greengate Drive, or call at 336-318-1831. Piedmont Natural Gas also repairs, sells and installs appliances and equipment for business and residential properties. For natural gas emergencies, please call 911. To stop or transfer services, please call 1-800-752-7504.
If you are looking to “go green,” then you should consider using propane service providers.EnergyUnited offers propane, in which they say will save you money and efficiently heat your home.For those that may be moving outside of the city limits then your only choice may be using propane fuel as some companies do not provide service to the outskirts of town. For more information about propane or EnergyUnited visit the website at or call the 1-800- 522-3793. If you would like to visit a local office try the High Point location at 1403 Eastchester Dr, Suite 103, High Point, NC or give them a call at 336-548-1229.
Guilford Gas Service
Guilford Gas Service provides safe and affordable propane services to residential and business properties. This company is found right here in the Triad at 710 Patton Ave, Greensboro, NC. You can also reach them by phone to establish service 336-274-8440 or call the toll free at 1-800-810-3420. Please be advised that prior to establishing service, you will have to submit a credit application and the deposit amount will depend on your credit results.
Berico Fuelsprovides home heating fuels, propane and fuel oil.The store is located at 2200 E. Bessemer Ave, in Greensboro at can be reached at 336-273-8663. They offer a first time for all new customers is $100 discount on your first order.
One of the easiest ways to help you and your family adjust to moving to another city is to keep things a normal as possible. Ensuring your entertainment needs are met will make your relocation to North Carolina as smooth as possible. Most home entertainment providers offer cable, internet and phone sold separately or in a bundle package. All of the services listed below, will require credit applications and contracts, so please contact the sales/customer service department for more detailed information. In some places in Greensboro, some service providers may not be available.
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable offers cable, home phone, high speed internet and bundle packages.The Greensboro location can be found at 1813 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27403. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am -6pm, and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.
AT&T is your one stop shop for all of your communication and entertainment needs in the city of Greensboro.AT&T offers home and mobile internet, home and mobile phone, as well as, cable services. Stop by the 816 Friendly Center Road, Greensboro or call 336-286-6000 for more information on the services available in your area.
ContactDirecTV at 1-888-777-2454 or visit the website to establish satellite cables services.There are two DirecTV retailers in Greensboro, visit the 98 North Elm Street or 512 Industrial Ave locations, for more information. There are some areas in Greensboro that other services providers cannot access, so DirecTV is a great option for people that will be living in the outskirts of town.
Dish Network New customers
Dish Network provides 100% digital TV programming for the Greensboro area. They offer local channels at affordable rates. For more information, to verify the other services, and, if services are offered in your area, please contact the Dish Network sales support and customer service at 1-800-823-4929.
Clear High Speed Internet
Clear offers high speed internet bundle packages for home, on the go, and home phone service through V.O.I.P.The Clear Store is located at the Shoppes on Wendover at 4215-I West Wendover Ave, Greensboro and can be reached at 336-299-7328 or call 877-799-6681. The hours of operation may vary. There are several other locations in the Triad area, but this is the only location that accepts payments.
North State Communications
North State Communications also offers bundle packages of home and mobile internet and phone, but is not available in all areas of the Triad. Visit 111 Hayden place in High Point or give them a call at 336-886-3720 for more information about coverage and services available in your area.
TRANSFERRING EXISTING ACCOUNTS
When moving to another city there are some legal matters that you have to get in order before or shortly after you establish residency. Here is some important information in regards to the location of city hall, driver’s license, vehicle title, registration, and voting.
The Melvin Municipal Office Building is named after former Mayor Jim Melvin and is located at 300 West Washington Street in downtown Greensboro. City Hall is where most if the administrative offices are located, as well as, traffic, civil and criminal court, and city council meetings. For more information on City Hall, call 336-373-2489.
You can register to vote in person, by fax or by mail. Contact theBoard of Elections Office at 336-641-3836 or visit 301 W. Market Street, Room115 in Greensboro. To get a mail in form that you can mail or fax, you can download a form from the website or go by any Greensboro or High Point library. You will submit a completed registration form, a valid form of id that shows your name and residency. When you change your driver’s license over to NC you will also have the option of registering at that time.
Vehicle, Title Registration and Driver’s License
You will need the same information for your driver’s license, title, and vehicle registration. To obtain a North Carolina driver’s license, you will need to provide a valid driver’s license from your former state of residency, as well as, proof of current address, social security card, and be prepared to take the driver’s examine. The fee for a driver’s license depends on the type of license and if you have any outstanding traffic citations. Also note that the State of North Carolina will give you a temporary license at the time of registration and will send you a permanent copy in the mail. The Greensboro Driver’s License office is located at 2527 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC and the hours of operation are 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
To register your vehicle you will need to present proof of identity, proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license. For all non residents, the state of North Carolina requires that you present 1 additional piece of documentation to prove your residency. There are several location s available in Greensboro to register your vehicle. You can find the register your vehicle and title at 5551 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27409 or you can phone them at 336 856-1510, Monday through Friday from 9am — 5pm.
If you will be living in Greensboro, then your children will attendGuilford County Schools. Guilford County has 121 school and 44 of them are Magnet Schools.
There are three ways that a student is enrolled to any school in Guilford County Schools system. The criteria are based on the area in which the parent or guardian may reside, the application to a magnet school, and discovery of the student’s talents and gifts. You will need to provide a birth certificate, proof residency, and current and up to date health records, including a t.b. skin test, before your child is approved to attend school. For more information about schools in your area or how to begin enrollment for your child, please visit Guilford County Schools at 712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC, or call 336-370-8100.
Guilford County Schools offers a variety of educational settings to accommodate any student. The Doris Henderson Newcomers School is dedicated to serving student in grades 3-12, that have recently immigrated to America. Gateway Education, Meredith Leigh Haynes-Bennie Lee Inman, and Mclver Education provide special education services. There are two SCALE schools that provide assistance to students that have long-term suspensions or behavioral issues. Guilford County also has three Montessori schools and four International Baccalaureate programs. If you were thinking of going back to school or have a child that will be pursuing higher education in the future, then Greensboro is a great place to further your education. Greensboro has 6 Colleges or Universities located within the city limits.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina is a public, urban institution which stands on 357 acres and is located at 1400 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro. For more information and campus tours, please call 1-336-334-5000.
North Carolina A&T University North Carolina A&T University is an Historic Black University and is located at 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411.For information about tuition, programs, and campus tours, please call 1-336-334-7500.
Since 1838,Greensboro College has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church.Greensboro College is located at 815 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC; call for more information at 336-272-7102.
Guilford College is located at 5800 West Friendly Ave, in Greensboro. This school is founded on the Quaker Heritage and is one of the few schools in the state that uses solar power to operate dorms, athletic facilities and the dining halls. For information about Guilford College, call 336-316-2000.
Bennett College is a Historic Black College that is for women only. You can visit the campus at 900 East Washington Street, Greensboro, NC or call 336-517-2100.
Guilford Technical Community College
G.T.C.C. has three campuses throughout the Triad and offers a wide variety of classes, certifications and degree programs. Tour the Greensboro campus or go to the main campus in High Point at 901 High Point Road or call 336-334-4822.
Greensboro Public Library System
The Greensboro Public Library system serves Greensboro and all of Guilford County. The GSO Library System has a bookmobile, six branches, and a Central Library, which is located at 219 N. Church Street and can be reached at 336-373-2474.The hours of operation for all of the libraries in the Greensboro Public Library system are Monday through Friday from 9am-9pm, Saturdays from 9am-6pm, and Sundays from 2pm-6pm. The public library is not just a place to get information and references, but there are many programs for both children and adults.
Here are the locations and contact information of the other branches located throughout Greensboro.
- Benjamin Branch -1530 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro 336-373-7540
- Glenwood Branch — 1901 West Florida Street, 336-291-5000
- Hemphill Branch – 2301 West Vandalia Road, 336-373-2925
- Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch — 1420 Price Park Road, 336-373-2923
- McGirt-Horton Branch — 2509 Phillips Ave, 336-373-5810
- Vance Chavis Branch — 900 South Benbow Road, 336-373-5838.
Residents from Greensboro and the surrounding counties can obtain a Greensboro Public Library card. There is no fee for a library card and you must show the appropriate identification before you are given a card. You must present a photo ID with proof of your current address. All children under the age of 17 must have an adult sign for the library card.
Greensboro Parks & Recreation
TheGreensboro Parks & Recreation Department operates athletic fields, botanical and bog gardens, swimming pools, lakes, walking trails, cemeteries, tennis courts, neighborhood recreation centers, the Tannenbaum Historic Park, the Greensboro Farmer’s Market and City Arts.Even though the main focus of the Parks & Recreation Department is the youth, they offer a wide range of free or low cost leisure activities for all age groups. For more information about upcoming events, call 336-373-2574. There are 10 recreation centers throughout Greensboro that offer athletics, cultural arts for special needs population, as well as, senior citizens and the youth.
Here is a list of the Recreation Centers located throughout the city of Greensboro:
- Brown Recreation Center, 302 East Vandalia Rd., 336-274-3470
- Craft Recreation Center, 3911 Yanceyville St., 336-375-2233
- Glenwood Recreation Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd., 336-373-2929
- Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, 336-297-4889
- Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive, 336-373-3330
- Lindley Recreation Center, 2907 Springwood Drive, 336-373-2930
- Peeler Recreation Center, 1300 Sykes Avenue, 336-373-5877
- Trotter Recreation Center, 3906 Betula Street, 336-373-2927
- Warnersville Recreation Center, 601 Doak Street, 336-373-5871
- Windsor Recreation Center, 1601 East Lee St., 336-373-5845
TheGreensboro Transit Authority is the entity the operates Greensboro’s public transportation, as well as, the SCAT (Specialized Community Area Transportation), a free ADA para-transit service, for persons with mobility limiting disabilities living and traveling within the city limits. For more information in regards to routes, travel times, etc, call 336-333-6589.
ThePiedmont Authority for Regional Transportation, Ridesharing and Vanpool services of the Piedmont offers car and vanpooling coordination for people living in the Piedmont area. The PART Express route provides transit from downtown Greensboro to High Point, Winston-Salem. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6am-7pm.
The GTA depot is located at 236 East Washington Street in downtown Greensboro and at the intersection of Pinecroft Road and Koury Boulevard at the Four Seasons Town Center. Visit the website or call for service during inclement weather and holidays. The Amtrak station is also located in downtown GSO.
Piedmont Triad International Airport
ThePiedmont Triad International Airport, also known as PTI, is located at 6415 Bryan Boulevard in Greensboro, NC. The airport was strategically placed between Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem as a hub for the region and an interchange between flights going North or South. For more information, call 336-665-5600.
When moving to another city, we all hope for the best, even though sometimes an accident may occur. We all know that in the case of an emergency, you should call 9-1-1, but it is wise to know the numbers to call in case of a non- emergency. The Greensboro Police department is dedicated to empowering the communities and initiating the improvement in the quality of life and crime reduction.
To obtain or file a police report, please visit 2602 South Elm-Eugene Street and the phone number for the administrative office is 336-373-2496. Other important numbers are the Community Relations Department at 336-373-2636, the Criminal Investigation Department at 336-373-2255, and Police Communications at 336-373-2222. The Greensboro Fire Department Administrative office is located at 1514 N. Church Street, and can be reached at 336-373-2356.
Health & Hospitals Cone Health System
Cone Health, formerly known as Moses Cone Health, not only serves Guilford County, but Alamance, Randolph and Rockingham counties.Cone provides a wide range of both in-patient and outpatient services. The main hospital is located at 1200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, and can be reached by phone at 336-832-7000 or toll free at 7-866-391-2734. Cone Health provides a plethora of services including, but are not limited to, rehabilitation services, an cancer unit, neonatal care unit, geriatric care, just to name a few. Cone Health System has over 25 facilities located throughout the Piedmont Triad area.
Wesley Long Community Hospital
Wesley Long Community Hospital is a hospital that offers for acute care located at 501 N. Elam Ave in Greensboro, NC. This hospital has over 200 beds and provides the following services: bariatric surgery services, wound care services, orthopedic care, the Da Vinci Robotic surgery systems and a diabetes treatment program. For more information, call 336-832-1000.
The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro
The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro is the first hospital in North Carolina that is dedicated to women’s health at all stages of life.The hospital is located at 801 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC and can be reached at 336-835-6500. The Women’s Hospital also houses a the only Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Greensboro.
TheGuilford County Health Department is located at 1100 East Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC and is your one stop facility for all of your health needs until you find a family physician.The Health Department offers clinical services, medical records, services for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Family Planning and Maternity. For more information about departments and services, call 336-641-3152.
News & Information
Greensboro is a place that always has something going on. No matter if you are looking for the local theater or the latest and up to date news in and around Greensboro, here are a few news sources for our area.
The News & Record is the local go to newspaper for everything that is happening in and around Greensboro. You find out current information on careers, marketplace, homes, cars, etc. Visit them online for the most up to date information at www.news-record.com.
There is also theCarolina Peacemakerwhich is a part of the Black Press USA Network is a weekly local newspaper.
Yes! Weekly is another notable publication covering entertainment, local news, and more.
The Piedmont Triad Area also has for local news stations, which are as follows:WFMY News 2 in Greensboro,WGHP Fox 8, which is located in High Point, NC, andWXII TV Channel 12 from Winston-Salem.Greensboro also offers many local channels sponsored by the local non-profit organizations, colleges and universities throughout the surrounding area.
If you are moving to Greensboro and have purchased a new home, then you will want to invest in home security to protect your family and home. Even though the crime rate in Greensboro is not high, you may still want to look into some of the local home security providers.
ADT Home Security Alarm Securityis located at 440 West Market Street in Greensboro. For more information about services available in your area, call 336-609-7006.
Sentry Watch is also a local home security provider that serves the Piedmont Triad area. Sentry Watch is located at 1705 Holbrook Street, Greensboro, NC and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. For more information about pricing and services, call 336-292-6470 or toll free at 1-800-632-4961.
Local Job Market
It is no secret that cities across the country have been experiencing high unemployment rates and joblessness. According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate has shown a 1% decrease from 2010 and the job market in the Piedmont Triad Area has seen a steady increase. (www.nclabor.com/) In recent years, there has been a shift from the manufacturing industry to the services industry. Research shows an increase in the following industries in this region: research product and development, educational and health services, information, professional and business services.
If you have not secured employment prior to moving to Greensboro, then here is a list of several organizations and entities that could help you in your job search efforts.
TheNorth Carolina Employment Security Commission is dedicated to providing residents of Greensboro with job research, career services, and unemployment services. The Greensboro office is located at 2005 South Elm-Eugene Street, Suite B, Greensboro, NC 27406. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30am -5:00pm and for more information, call 336.334.5777. For current job listings call the Esc jobs line at 800.768.5627.
TheNorth Carolina JobLink is located at 303 North Raleigh Street, Greensboro, NC 27401; can be reached at (336) 373-5922.This is a non-profit entity that not only offers job research sources, but also offers job training, education, resume building, and certification courses. For more information about programs for new residents or dislocated workers, please visit the website or stop in for a personal consultation. Triad Careers.com which is sponsored by the Greensboro News & Record is a valuable website to aid in your job or new career search. You can also visit the cit of Greensboro job and employment opportunities website to search for employment with the Parks & Recreations, as well as other departments in Guilford County.
Family Shopping Downtown Greensboro
There are more than 1000 retailers located in thedowntown Greensboro area.There are a surplus of restaurants, dining, hotels, museums,theaters, shopping, and other attractions. For more information, call Downtown Greensboro, Inc at 336-379-0060, or visit the office at 122 Elm Street, Suite 609, Greensboro, NC.
Friendly Shopping Center
TheFriendly Shopping Center is located at 600 Green Valley Road in Greensboro and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10am-9pm, Saturdays, 10am-6pm, and Sundays, 1pm-6pm.This is a plaza/strip mall, so the individual department stores and holiday hours may vary. For more information in regards to upcoming events, call the main number at 336-292-2789.
Four Seasons Mall
If you are looking for a place to shop that the entire family will enjoy, then you will definitely want to visit theFour Seasons Mall located at 410 Four Seasons Mall, Greensboro, NC.According to the News & Record this is the best place for shopping, dining, and entertainment in Greensboro. There are always seasonal events and sales for everyone in the family. For more information about upcoming events, sales and employment opportunities, call 336-825-5320.
Relocation of Pets to Greensboro
Relocating to North Carolina from another state can not only be stressful for you, but it can also be a stressful time for your pets as well. Here are a few ways to help reduce the amount of stress on you and your pets.
GSO Pet Laws
The mission of Guilford County Animal Control is to ensure safety of the well-being and safety of the animal population. Knowing the pet laws in Greensboro will ensure that you do not run into any unwanted issues with your pets. For more information about laws or permits, call 336-641-5990 or visit the Guilford County Animal Control at 1203 Maple Street, Greensboro, NC 27405. Here are some ordinances that you should know:
- Guilford County deems it illegal to own dangerous animals. Dangerous animals include, but are not limited to, lions, panthers, tigers, bears, wolves, etc. These animals would prose a threat to the safety of local residents.
- Owners of exotic animals must register their pet and receive a permit. The purpose of the permit to so that the GCAC can contact the owners in the case of an emergency.
- Violations and citations from the Animal Control range from $25-$100, for runaway dogs at large, up to $500 for vicious animals.
- In the case or running dogs at large or potentially vicious animals do not attempt to capture, for emergencies after hours, call 9-1-1.
Moving & Pet Care
You should be aware that most pets become very disoriented and frightened when they are moved to a new location. Some pets may attempt to run away or find a hiding place. For this reason, you should keep your pet on a leash and always ensure that the pet has an ID tag with all of your contact information. There are many things that you should consider if you are moving your pet across state lines. Most people do not know that health certificates must be presented for dogs before they can enter most states. You must contact the appropriate authority to gain clearance for dogs and other exotic animals. Visit the Guilford County Animal Control website for more information. Also, be aware that before entry to a new sate some puppies and dogs must receive clearance from the destination state. Some neighborhoods also require permits, so please seek out your local home owners association for more details.
Greensboro is one of the most pet-friendly cities in America. (http://www.dogster.com/local/NC/Greensboro) There are several pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, and dog parks in the Guilford County area. Here is a listing of some of the best pet-friendly places in Greensboro.
All Pets Considered
According to customer reviews, this is a great place not only for pet owners, but for your pets as well.All Pets Considered is located at 2614 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, NC. This store focuses on supplies for cats and dogs, as well as, great gifts for pet lovers. The hours of operation Monday through Friday, 10am-8pm, Saturdays, 10am-6pm, Sundays 12pm-6pm. For more information, call 336-545-5557.
Downtown Hownds is located at 308 Church Court, Greensboro, NC. This is also a pet-friendly store that offers training, obedience, boarding, grooming and spa services. For more information, about doggie daycare and accessories call, 336-274-2468. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30am-6pm, call for availability on Saturdays.
Ensuring that your pets are health and properly cared for is as important as making sure your children are taken care of. Moving to Greensboro from another state can pose problems in regards to fleas, tics, and local natural pet dangerous. Important information to keep in mind in regards to protecting your pets from fleas and ticks:
- Especially in warm, humid climate like Greensboro, your pet’s flea control should be year-round to work effectively.
- Fleas are small, so do not wait until you feel them biting to start a prevention method.
- Some pets are allergic to fleas and even after successful treatment they may continue to itch for up to 3 months.
- Fleas are not the only source of itching, so if your pet is still itching, visit or consult with your veterinary.
According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, North Carolina average 500+ reports of tick-borne diseases such as ehrlichia, lyme, heartworms. There are over 30 animal care facilities in the Triad area, here is a list of veterinarians and specialists to help make sure your pet is health and adjusting to life in North Carolina.
Adams Farm Animal Hospital
Adams Farm Animal Hospital is located at 5502 Adams Farm Lane, Greensboro, NC 27407 and can be reached at 336-854-5980. Dr. Janet and her staff offer boarding, grooming and veterinary services for all of Guilford County. Adams Farm Animal Hospital regular service operation hours are as follows: Monday through Friday from 7:30am-6pm, Saturdays 8am-12pm. On Sundays they offer boarding services only from 5pm-6pm.
Banfield The Pet Hospital of Greensboro
Banfield Pet Hospital is a affordable and convenient veterinarian clinic that offers preventative care, pet vaccinations and any of your pet care needs.For more information about services, call 336-852-6121 OR visit 1206 Bridford Parkway or 2641 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro. The hours of operation are Sundays, from 10am-5pm, and Monday through Saturday from 9am-7pm.
Cat Clinic of Greensboro
Cat Clinic of Greensboro is located at 2449 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408, and offers emergency services, boarding, kennels, animal shelter, and veterinarian services.This is a cats only vet that are professional and compassionate, as well as, they offer kitten adoption. The cat clinic is closed on Sundays and open Monday through Friday from 7:30am — 12pm & 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 12pm.
Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic
This veterinary clinic is dedicated to providing high quality emergency care services for your pets. The Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic has a state of the art facility that is located at 2936 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC. For more information about services or to set up an appointment, call 336-288-2688. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 6pm-8am; Friday through Monday open 24 hours.
Dog Friendly Parks
Country Park is located right off if Battleground Ave., at 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, 27455 and is open from 9am-5pm, everyday of the week. The dog park has grills, picnic tables and walking trails. This park is not fenced in, and a leash is required.
Southwest Dog Park
This dog park is approximately 2.5 acres that has separate sections for dogs of all sizes. Southwest Dog Park is located at 6309 Southwest Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405. The hours of operation are as follows: closed Monday through Wednesday, open from 8am-5pm, Thursday through Sunday. This park is fenced in and a leash in NOT required. The park also has disposable bags, treats, and fresh water for all dogs. Please visit the parks website for holidays closing and specials operation hours.
If your pet is like one of the family, then you will want to bring him along
Fishbones has some of the best seafood in Greensboro and offers dog friendly, patio seating.Fishbones is located at 2119 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403.
This restaurant has some of the best food in Greensboro and is pet-friendly. The Fisher’s Grille is located at 608 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Not only can you get a doggy bag, but you can your dogs water bowl for a fun night out on the town with your pet.
Natty Greene’s also has dog-friendly patio seating and allows you to bring your dog bowl as well. The restaurant can be found at 345 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Natty Greene’s offers a wide variety of appetizers, platters and in-house brewed beers.
When moving to a new city, sometimes things do not always go as planned, so just in case, here is a list of pet-friendly hotels in the Greensboro area. All of the hotels listed offer, continental breakfast, pools, Wi-Fi internet, and other amenities that will make the stay comfortable for the entire family.
Residence Inn by Marriott Greensboro Airport, 2000 Veasley, Greensboro, NC, 336-294-9774
Clarion Hotel Greensboro, 415 Swing Road, Greensboro, NC, 336-299-0200
Extended Stay America, 4317 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, NC, 336-299-7650,
LaQuinta Inn and Suites Greensboro, 1201 Lanada Road, Greensboro, NC, 336-316-0100 (www.lq.com )
Crestwood Suites Greensboro, 501 Americhase Drive, Greensboro, NC, 336-886-1250
This article offers important information that is needed for new residents in Greensboro. For more information about the city or any city related issues, visit the city website for a list of frequently called numbers. This is a great tool to have in the case of an emergency or to have all the numbers you need to contact anything dealing with the city of Greensboro right at your finger tips.