2010: 269,666, #69 in U.S, #3 in North Carolina

1950: 74,389, #151 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 723,801, #71 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 191,057, #97 in U.S.


Greensboro was founded in 1808. The city is currently building a four-mile greenway loop around the downtown area with paths, bike lanes, and parks. Center City Park opened in 2006. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is just west of downtown.


Tallest building: Lincoln Financial Building, 374 feet (1990)


Greensboro has no downtown department stores.


Amtrak's Crescent goes south to Atlanta and New Orleans, and north to New York City. The Carolinian and Piedmont trains go through Greensboro, running between Charlotte and Raleigh. Amtrak uses the restored 1927 Southern Railway station, located downtown.


The International Civil Rights Center and Museum, the Greensboro History Museum, and the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art are located downtown.

NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro


Downtown Greensboro has no first-run movie theaters. The Carolina Theater (1927) is a renovated movie palace that now has concerts and other events.

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex (1959), west of downtown, has concerts and sporting events. The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra plays at several sites in the area. The Greensboro Opera Company plays at the UNCG Auditorium. The Triad Stage is downtown.


The Greensboro Grasshoppers, Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play at First National Bank Field (2005), located downtown. 

Map of Downtown Greensboro

Convention and Visitors Bureau