Triad Living

Highwoods PropertiesBernard Robinson & Company has both a Greensboro and Winston-Salem office within the diverse Piedmont Triad (“Triad”), which includes Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem and almost 50 other smaller municipalities within approximately 5,954 square miles. The metropolitan area is connected by Interstates 40, 85, 73, & 74 and is served by the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Long known as one of the primary manufacturing and transportation hubs of the southeastern United States, the Triad is also an important educational and cultural region. In the center of the state, the Triad is a couple of hours from Raleigh and Charlotte and less than four hours from the mountains and the beach. Bernard Robinson & Company employees live and enjoy offerings throughout the Triad.   However, some specific features that make residents rave about calling this region home include:

Additionally, there are many other large companies heavily invested in the Triad. Six of the top 50 companies in the Fortune 500 have major operations in the Triad – CitigroupProcter & GambleUPSUnited Guaranty, AT&T and UnitedHealth Group. In addition, three of the top twenty companies on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List have major operations in the Triad – UPS, FedEx, Procter & Gamble.The Triad is a “center of operations” for the insurance company Lincoln Financial GroupWachovia Corporation was based in Winston-Salem until it merged with First Union Corporation in Charlotte which was purchased by Wells Fargo, leaving significant operations in the Triad. PepsiCo has its Customer Service Center located in the area. The Triad serves as headquarters to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Triad is working to attract new businesses in the nanotech, high-tech and transportation/logistics sectors.  The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University opened a joint research park, Gateway University Research Park. Also, a portion of downtown Winston-Salem has been designated as the Piedmont Triad Research Park for biomedical and information technology research and development that has been expanded. O’Reilly Auto Parts has chosen the Triad as a location for a large distribution center.

  • Plethora of parks and protected areas to explore – Public parks are beyond plentiful in GreensboroWinston-Salem and High Point. Bryan Park, a municipal facility just north of Greensboro offers two championship golf courses, a state-of-the-art soccer complex, sailing, fishing and a choice of picnic facilities for personal or company outings. Tanglewood Park, just west of Winston-Salem is a 1,300-acre park featuring horseback riding, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, tennis and two PGA golf courses. It is also home to one of the state’s most spectacular Christmas light displays. Bur-Mill Park in Greensboro offers hiking and biking trails, two fishing ponds, nine-hole and par-3 golf courses, swimming pools, volleyball courts and more. Festival Park at Oak Hollow Lake in High Point boasts 1,500 acres of recreational opportunities including boating, couple joggingfishing, camping and golf. It is also well known for its annual Oak Hollow World Championship Drag Boat Races, held each July. Some particularly special protected areas, noted for their natural beauty within the Triad include:
  • Progressive, yet traditional, Arts community – One does not have to look far to find multiple options for art galleries, opera, symphony, Broadway shows, ballet, orchestras, local theatre, dinner theatres, film or museums and more in the Triad area. All of these arts venues and more abound in the area. As the nation’s first arts council, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County continues to foster new avenues for artistic expression in the Triad. Both Winston-Salem and Greensboro have restored 1920’s era theatres providing exceptional performance venues for theatre and other cultural events. Both cities offer local opera companies and symphony orchestras. Community Theatre of Greensboro, Livestock Theatre, the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem and Children’s Theatre offer numerous opportunities to enjoy theatrical performances. Many of the teaching staff at the internationally known North Carolina School of Performing Arts, located in Winston-Salem, participates in the local performing art groups, raising the standard of quality far above regions of similar size. Bluegrass can be enjoyed in Clemmons during the Carolina LITE Blues Festival, held in May. Classical enthusiasts plan early to attend the infamous Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro. A host of national and international performances are offered by popular artists at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex or the Carolina Theater in Greensboro and the Joel Coliseum Complex and the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. The N.C. Shakespeare Festival Company operates from the High Point Theatre and draws fans of the Bard during its annual Shakespeare Festival each fall. The Company also performs Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” every December. Winston-Salem is home to the N.C. Black Repertory Theatre, one of the premier black theatre groups in the U.S. and home to the biennial National Black Theatre Festival, which runs for a week and draws top rated actors and actresses from around the globe. The N.C. School of the Arts, the only state-supported, residential school for the arts in the United States showcasing future stars of stage and screen, stages more than 300 performances a year and hosts the popular RiverRun International Film Festival for independent and foreign-language filmmakers each year. During the holidays, the Nutcracker, Piedmont Crafts Fair and the Carolina Crafts fair are generally on everyone’s list of things to do.  Throughout the Triad you’ll find museums, galleries and historic sites to satisfy just about any interest – master American artists, science and nature, African heritage, decorative arts, the list goes on. The Triad begins early by attracting even its youngest citizens to the Natural Science Center, Children’s Museum and the Greensboro Historical Museum. Also on the first Friday evening of every month, Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District sponsors a gallery hop of local studios, galleries, shops and businesses that feature area artisans’ work.
  • Thriving sports community – The Greensboro Coliseum Complex serves as the premier sports and entertainment facility in the Southeast.  Along with featuring nationally named stars coming through on concert tours and serving as the heart and center of the college sports with the ACC’s top ranked schools all around us (Wake Forest, UNC, NC State, Duke), the Complex includes an aquatics center with a state-of-the-art facility featuring leading edge concepts in aquatic design and an ACC Hall of Champions museum and sports hall of fame celebrating the past, present and future of the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Greensboro is also home to a successful minor league AA baseball team, The Greensboro Grasshoppers, a Florida Marlins affiliate, which enjoys strong community support turning out to watch the games and great shows they put on that include many entertaining features at each game and fireworks after all weekend home games. The Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex is a group of arenas, sports venues, and entertainment venues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina,United States. The complex consists of six structures, five of which are found in the same area. The complex is championed by the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (LJVM Coliseum) and its own complex, which includes the LJVM Coliseum Annex and Education Building. The Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, where the Dixie Classic Fair is held annually, are intertwined with LJVM Complex. Across the road from the LJVM Coliseum lies BB&T Field, a football stadium, and Gene Hooks Field, a baseball stadiumBowman Gray Stadium, a race track and football field, is considered part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex, but it is not found in the vicinity of the other venues. Also part of the complex is the BB&T Ballpark located in downtown.  It is the home of the Winston-Salem Dash.
  • IMG_0942Attractive, vibrant downtowns with much to offer – Featuring a variety of shops, restaurants, offices, museums, festivals, parks, architecture and growing residential enclaves and a wide range of activities organized throughout the year, the downtown parts of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are bustling throughout the year.
  • Mild weather offering variety – With four distinct seasons, Triad residents enjoy a range of comfortable temperatures that are not too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. As soon as you think you might become staid with one season another fresh season rolls around. With comparatively mild weather throughout the year, it is the perfect way to experience the four seasons.
  • Happy, friendly people everywhere you turn – No matter where you venture within the city, you will find people who do not hold back when responding to why they like calling the Triad home.  The wide variety of responses received reflect the diversity of the city itself.

The best way to know the Triad is to experience it. For example, you could visit Greensboro for a weekend selecting one or more of twelve suggested itineraries based on what interests you. There are plenty of similar options throughout the Triad. It doesn’t take long to see for yourself why we decided to stay…

There truly is something for everyone here. It is a great place to raise a family. – Genie Petrangeli, Manager, Triad Resident (Greensboro)

It is a very comfortable size to me — large enough to have sufficient shopping, events, some museums, etc, but small enough to be able to move around easily and not feel too congested. – Scotti Teschke, Senior Manager, Triad Resident (High Point)

I especially enjoy the parks in our area. There are so many biking trails to explore. I love taking off with my bike club on a Saturday to experience the city from different perspectives. – Christian Cederholm, Supervisor, Triad Resident (Burlington)

While there is always something to do in the Triad area, we are in a perfect place geographically to explore other areas of North Carolina as well.  There are abundant options for weekend getaways when you are only three hours from the mountains or the beach and two hours from two of the largest cities in North Carolina. – Tracey Murphy, Partner, Triad Resident (Winston-Salem)