The Pitt County town of Winterville, located immediately south of Greenville, boasts a relaxed, family-oriented lifestyle.
With a current population of more than 9,400, Winterville is growing at a rate of approximately 1,000 new residents a year.
In the April 1996 issue of Money magazine, Winterville was ranked 23rd among 50 of the nation's most attractive suburbs, an area where people can earn a living without most of the problems of city life.
Winterville Parkway, which links Greenville and Winterville, is a booming commercial corridor with popular restaurants, coffee houses and retailers.
The A.W. Ange House, built in 1901, is one of the best surviving examples of Victorian style architecture in Winterville. The two-story frame house was purchased by the Winterville Historical & Arts Society to be operated as an historical property, cultural museum and meeting center. It contains nearly 1,000 artifacts pertaining to the history of the community and is open by appointment or during special events sponsored by the Winterville Historical & Arts Society.
Winterville holds an annual Watermelon Festival, with regional music concerts, arts and local entertainment, watermelon seed spitting contest, a pageant, a parade and amusement rides.
Winterville has been named one of the top small cities in North
Carolina by a website created to provide insider recommendations to
Smart Travel Tips ranked the Pitt County town No. 4 on its list of the 12 Best Places to Live in North Carolina.
"If you’re living in Winterville, you won’t just be getting the tranquility of a small town, but also the cultural diversity of a metropolitan (area) at a low cost of living," the website stated.
Winterville was touted for its schools (including Pitt Community College), its baseball fields and amphitheater, its lack of traffic congestion, and its diverse racial and cultural composition.