Neighborhood Guide

Greensboro

By

8.7.2019

Would you prefer being close to the mountains, or the ocean? When you live in Greensboro, you’re a short drive from both.


Officially called Greensborough until 1895, Greensboro is the heart of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, and equidistant from the state’s mountains and coast. Location isn’t the only thing GSO residents have to brag about, though. 


Downtown Greensboro is a thriving economic center with a vibrant arts and culture scene. The historic Carolina Theatre, regarded in the 1920s as the finest theater between Washington D.C. and Atlanta, still operates as fully functioning performing arts facility and destination for weddings and events. Greene and Elm Streets are alive with fun local restaurants and bars. Public art adds character throughout the city’s streets. And while the city was named after Major General Nathanael Greene, plentiful parks, gardens, and arboretums put the ‘Green’ in Greensboro. 



Must-Have Coffee

Common Grounds

602 S. ELAM AVE, GREENSBORO NC 27403

Serves a seriously great cup of coffee, and so much more. Also an art gallery, movie theater, and vintage arcade and pool room, Common Grounds is one of our favorite hangs. Pro tip: try their local Lindley Park Blend.


Date Night Idea

A Greensboro Grasshoppers game, followed by drinks at Boxcar Bar & Arcade for the most fun date night of all time.


Your New Go-To

Chez Genèse

616 S ELM ST, GREENSBORO, NC 27406

For literally the best brunch you’ve ever had, and most delightful atmosphere. Pass the mimosas, s'il vous plaît.

Best Kept Secret/Insider Tip

All restaurants in Greensboro are required by law to attach a sign or a billboard of their current menu outside the establishment. Stroll downtown and take your pick before you even pop inside.