There are a lot of perks to living in a college town. Especially when that college is a major University that is prominently featured at BestColleges.com as having a distance education program that leads the nation in academic excellence! With 2,100+ colleges offering degree programs online, ECU is the 8th most featured school on BestColleges.com in the country, appearing on an unprecedented 16 rankings in 2017! This makes ECU a national leader in distance education.
East Carolina University plays a such a positive role in the Greenville community. Check out these perks of living near ECU:
- Lifelong Learning: If you are 50 or older, you can participate in their Lifelong Learning Progam where, for a small fee you can continue learning in a relaxed atmosphere with no entrance exams or tests. You will have access to the ECU libraries, receive discounts for certain educational, social, and cultural events on campus and around Greenville, take part in LLP classes and events at a lower cost than non-members and have an opportunity to meet and socialize with other LLP members.
- Speakers and Events: College towns often attract world-class performers, speakers, artists and musicians. You can enjoy small town life and still have access to the arts and entertainment that you would find in a large metropolitan area. In some cases, alumni and other members of the community can also get access to the library, lectures, plays and performances for free or at a nominal cost. ECU Events Calendar
- Sports: If you are a sports fan of any kind, you are likely to be able to find a game or match to watch in a college town. Football, basketball, soccer and volleyball are just a few of the sports that you can follow at ECU. Get tickets to sporting events HERE.
- Affordable Cost-of-Living: Many restaurants and local businesses cater to people living on a college student budget by offering affordable services. Also, many college towns offer bargain real estate prices compared to similar towns elsewhere. Since a large portion of the population is comprised of students on limited budgets and another large percent is working as beginning teachers or support staff, housing prices aren’t likely to be bid up past consumers’ ability to pay. Check out some of the homes at lizfreeman.com to see what is available in the Greenville area.
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.