Downtown / City of Greensboro

Rich in history, Downtown Greensboro continues to experience growth not only in housing, but also with restaurants, museums, and entertainment. From baseball to Broadway, Downtown has the feel of a small town and the culture and amenities of a big city.

Key Features

The Gate City: Part of the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem), Greensboro was central to western and southern expansion as a major railway hub. In the early 1900s, dozens of trains passed through the “Gate City” every day. You'll see many businesses use the moniker Gate City as a nod to Greensboro's history.

Entertainment Spotlight: From local theater, live shows, and the National Folk Festival to museums and sports, including the ACC (visit the hall of fame!), Greensboro offers a variety of entertainment options. The Stephen Tanger Center for the Performing Arts (opening 2020) is the newest hub for the arts, bringing first run Broadway shows and almost 150 events per year to Greensboro.

Nest Picks

Chez Genèse

From classics like ratatouille to a playful selection of champagne cocktails, the French inspired menu and laid back hospitality at this homey café bring people together. Living up to its name, Chez Genèse (the Place of New Beginnings) hires adults with disabilities, which opens up opportunities for everyone! What’s not to love?

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The Gate City is home to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Catch a game at beautiful First National Bank Field and watch the famous Labradors fetch bats and balls.

Backyard Stage

Greensboro citizens are harking back to the roots of community music making by opening their homes to musicians for incredible backyard concerts. Musicians love putting on shows in these intimate spaces, free of the usual club or festival distractions. And concertgoers enjoy catching up with neighbors, jamming to some serious tunes, and meeting performers without the hassle of going out on the town! Check out for more.

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