"Median prices for other cities in the region include Raleigh ($227,000), Charlotte ($185,100), Durham ($200,000), Richmond ($192,500), Virginia Beach ($195,000); and in neighboring South Carolina, Columbia ($127,000), Greenville ($160,000) and Charleston ($220,000)
Home prices are an indication of local economic vitality and also the earnings of local citizens. Greensboro has fallen behind nearly all of the significant metro areas listed in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. This has not always been the case. Twenty years ago, our real estate valuations were fairly high."
Now honestly, JoeyG didn't cite any online sources to verify but as he did mention Kiplinger I was able to find median home prices for 2015. And while the numbers were different the results were much the same:
Virginia Beach: $230,000
And finally, Greensboro: $118,500 vs Detroit: $147,000
As JoeyG wrote:
"Does anyone detect a problem, perchance? And yet, the old guard in Greensboro continues to behave as if they have all the answers; and that they do not need to change their approach."
And folks, that is why I'm adding this to Billy's Big List Of Documented Reasons Why Greensboro Sucks