Greensboro

Population

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.

Setting

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.

Buildings

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

Stores

Greensboro has no downtown department stores.

Trains

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.

Museums

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

NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro

Theaters

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 War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex (1959), west of downtown, hosts the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Greensboro Opera Company, and touring Broadway shows. The Triad Stage is downtown.

Sports

The Greensboro Grasshoppers, Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Florida Marlins, play at NewBridge Bank Park (2005), located downtown. 

Map of Downtown Greensboro

DowntownGreensboro.net

Convention and Visitors Bureau