The city of Goldsboro is the proud home of the nationally recognized Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the county seat of Wayne County. It is located on U.S. Highway 70 and is in close proximity to the I-40 and I-95 corridors that intersect the state.
Incorporated in 1847, Goldsboro is a city rich with culture and a comfortable, convenient setting. Focused on celebrating its past while building a bustling business landscape along with an assortment of offerings and amenities for its citizens, it is a developing area that many love to call home.
Those interested to make Goldsboro their home will be pleased with a broad inventory of new and historic residential offerings in friendly neighborhoods sprinkled throughout the 25-mile wide city. Learn more about what life is like in Goldsboro.
The city maintains an assortment of recreational activities, facilities and a system of 12 parks and trails. The Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course attracts residents of all ages with a well-managed course amid a beautiful Coastal Plain landscape. Bicycle, pedestrian and greenway trails are in the works to support the city’s vision of becoming a more walkable and bikeable area. The nearby Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to convene. Featuring impressive cliffs that overlook the flowing Neuse River, the park has numerous hiking trails, an 11-acre swimming lake and campground. Fishing and boating are added park perks that lure visitors to the natural space.
Goldsboro’s historic downtown is one of the oldest Main Street Communities in the state and the perfect place to explore on foot. With one-of-a-kind shopping, acclaimed local restaurants and businesses of all sizes, the city’s downtown area is buzzing. It also opens its streets to numerous festivals and seasonal events each year. Residents especially like the Pig in the Park barbecue cook-off and street festival and the Center Street Jam summer concert series.
Designed to be an office building in the late 1800s, the Paramount Theatre located in downtown Goldsboro has undergone a variety of renovations to become the popular venue it is today. Guests enjoy attending the live musical and stage performances hosted in its 501-seat auditorium as part of its Paramount Performing Arts Series.