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All About Downtown

Greensboro’s downtown is a thriving economic center and has been vibrant since the late 19th century, with new construction almost a constant. Even during the Great Depression of the 1930s, construction was noticeable.  Theaters, parks, galleries and restaurants line the historic Elm street area in downtown Greensboro. Downtown Greensboro is a prosperous and vibrant urban center today, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, and play here. Center City Park & Lebauer Park downtown is magical! A perfect place to go for walks, read a book, a quick game of frisbee or to let the kids run and explore the wall water works and beautiful fountain displays sometimes to music.

Architecture and Landscaping

Greensboro’s been blessed with architecture and landscaping by iconic American designers – boasting more buildings by renowned architects than many North Carolina cities. Most of the work was done early in the 20th century, when Greensboro’s affluent citizens hired some of the best designers from New England and the northern United States. Local architects were also included in the creation of the beautiful city.

Sports / Tournament Town

Long ago, the city of Greensboro was known as a textile town, saturated with mills, factories and blue-collar workers. But today, the city is better known as “Tournament Town” for its wealth of athletic venues – courts, fields, stadiums and even pools. Greensboro has been host to the men’s and women’s ACC basketball tournaments, the PGA Wyndham Championship and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex employs more people than the legendary Cone Mills, once known for being the world’s largest producer of denim. While advanced manufacturing operations still play an important role in Greensboro, more often it is the basketball courts and baseball fields that are the center of attention and the center of the economy.

Things to Do

The city of Greensboro is always teeming with activity. There is something for everybody when it comes to activities from a night on the town with friends, quiet dinners with that special someone or if you are a wine/beer connoisseur or like to shop to taking the family to a Greensboro Grasshoppers Game (which is fun for the whole family). P.S. The kids will love it and you will too!  Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina is an $88 million 3,023-seat performing arts facility. Its first public performance was a September 2021 concert which was followed by an official opening in November 2021.  The center hosts Broadway plays, musical concerts, and so much more!


Friendly Shopping Center Friendly Center is a large, open-air mall great for shopping and dining located in northwestern Greensboro, North Carolina, near the interchange of Wendover Avenue and Friendly Avenue. Shop the area’s finest in retail and dining with Anthropologie, Apple, Banana Republic, Fleming’s, P.F. Chang’s, Ben’s Boyz Premium Comfort Food, and more! Four Seasons Towne Center Four Seasons Town Centre is the perfect place to shop and eat all under one roof. Whether you’re visiting Greensboro’s premier retail center to indulge yourself or you’re looking for that perfect gift, you’ll find it in one of more than 140 stores. Easily pop over and visit nearby attractions including the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and the Koury Convention Center.


A top-flight research university, the largest historically black university in the country, the #1 producer of degrees awarded to African Americans in North Carolina, and nationally recognized for our excellence in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) education. We are a diverse community, bound by intense pride and tradition, with fiercely loyal alumni who hold positions of importance and influence in companies and government agencies across the state, the country, and the world. We are inclusive and welcoming, with students from many backgrounds and cultures, every part of our state, our nation, and countries around the globe.

Greensboro Grasshopper’s-Let’s Play Ball!


Baseball & Bat on the bench with a glove

The Greensboro Grasshoppers are a Minor League Baseball team based in Greensboro, North Carolina. They are members of the High-A East and the High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. They play their home games at First National Bank Field, which opened in 2005 and seats 7,499 fans.
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