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Greensboro Neighborhood Guide: College Hill

Welcome to College Hill!

College Hill is one of the oldest and more walkable neighborhoods in Greensboro, between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s campus and downtown. Because of its early establishment, the neighborhood predates the popularity of the ranch-style home. However, College Hill still offers a mix of architectural styles from historical landmarks, like the Greek revival Bumpass-Troy house, to adorable bungalows, brightly painted Victorians, and restored brick apartments, like those at Wafco Mills and Rankin Place.

Many homes in College Hill were sectioned into apartments during the Great Depression. However, the 1970s saw a resurgence in the desire to preserve the older homes in the area, and in 1980, College Hill was designated a historic district. Since then, its redevelopment has made College Hill a notable neighborhood at the city and national level, garnering a designation as a National Register Historic District in 1993, and property values have risen steadily.

A diverse population of artists, college students, university faculty and staff, families, and long-time residents of Greensboro now call College Hill home. Residents can enjoy quiet summers and holidays, but there might be noisier nights during the school year. The central location in the city enables convenience to other communities like Westerwood, downtown Greensboro, Glenwood, and Lindley Park.

College Hill District Borders

1: North: West Market Street
2: West: UNCG
3: South: Railroad Tracks/Freeman Mill Road
4: East: Future Downtown Greenway/Oakland Avenue

What is there to do in College Hill?


Weatherspoon Art Museum

📍 1005 Spring Garden Street

Free and open to the public, UNCG’s art museum houses two floors of rotating exhibits and a beautiful courtyard where you can often find the Borough Coffee cart posted.

Springdale Park

📍 916 Spring Garden Street

A small park that offers a playground and a quiet place to sit and take in the activity of the neighborhood.

Eat & Drink

Tate Street and Spring Garden Street make up the heart of the neighborhood and boast a variety of shops and restaurants. 

Tate Street Coffee

📍 334 Tate Street

Open since 1993, this coffee shop can be both cozy and busy. They offer signature lattes, eclectic seating, and endless WiFi. 

Sushi Republic

📍 329 Tate Street

Closed between lunch and dinner, Sushi Republic offers some of the best sushi in the city, a large patio, and tasty cocktails.

Slices Pizza

📍 401 Tate Street

Stop in and say hi to Tony, the friendly proprietor of this pizza shop that offers both traditional and untraditional slices, like the macaroni and cheese pizza. 

Boba House

📍 332 Tate Street

A vegetarian restaurant with a menu of Thai and Vietnamese-inspired dishes.


📍 423 Tate Street

Often touted as one of the best date night spots in the city, Don offers an intimate ambience and beautifully plated ramen

Sisters Jewelry and Gifts

📍 330 Tate Street

This cute shop is woman-owned and is the perfect stop for grabbing a quick gift, outfit, or accessory.

Parts Unknown

📍 906 Spring Garden Street

Comics and conversation are what you’ll find at parts unknown. The store offers both new editions and vintage comics, and the shopkeepers are knowledgeable and friendly. 

Firehouse Grocery

📍 Firehouse Grocery

This small bodega is a convenient spot for last-minute groceries and its coolers are always stocked with a wide selection of craft beer.

College Hill Sundries

📍 900 Spring Garden Street

An institutional dive bar of the neighborhood that has maintained a retro feel and kept many of its defining features. Stop in for a quick drink, play some pool, and show up ready to sing on Saturdays when it’s karaoke night.

Article and photos by Molly Ashline of Greensboro, NC.

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