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Greensboro Neighborhood Guide: Lindley Park

Lindley Park cottage front porch

Welcome to Lindley Park!

Home to around 22,000 residents in west Greensboro, Lindley Park sits around a 107-acre community park. It is known for being safe, affordable, and pedestrian-friendly, with sidewalks and mature trees that enhance the neighborhood’s park-like setting. Due to topography and the land’s original use as an amusement park, curvilinear street patterns characterize Lindley Park’s west side. Lindley Park is conveniently located near UNCG and has a collection of restaurants and boutiques along Walker Avenue, known as “the Corner,” and Spring Garden Street.

The neighborhood includes a broad mix of architectural styles. While the earliest dwellings in Lindley Park date back to the early 1900s, the 1920s and 1930s saw the first big wave of homes. This period’s houses include minimal traditional, Craftsman, restrained Colonial Revival, and brick and stone period cottages. Many simple one-story, brick ranch houses dating from the 1950s and 1960s are also present, as well as more modern infill houses.

In 2013, neighboring Sunset Hills became the most extensive National Register Historic District in Guilford County. They opened opportunities for those residents to utilize Historic Tax Credits for home improvements and investments. Lindley Park may be eligible for the same designation and related benefits.

Owners of vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood have been featured in publications like Our State magazine to tell the stories of hidden treasures discovered, like original beadboard walls hidden behind layers of cheap wallboard and original hardwoods under carpet. In 2019, six homeowners in Lindley Park opened their doors during Preservation Greensboro’s Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. The tour highlighted charming features of early twentieth-century architecture, including a vernacular farmhouse, examples of Craftsman architecture, a Colonial Revival design, and a Tudor house.

Overall, the neighborhood displays reasonable integrity of street layout and urban design. Some houses could be more pristine, but many owners have installed updates, like window replacements and porch alterations. Still, these modern touches maintain the charming character of the neighborhood.

Lindley Park District Borders

1: Walker Ave / West Market St / Wendover Ave
2: Walker Ave / Holden Rd / Oakland Ave / Willowbrook Dr
3: Walker Ave / Lindell Rd / Oakland Ave / Elam Ave
4: Walker Ave / Lindell Rd / W Market St / Elam Ave

What is there to do in Lindley Park?

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Lindley Park

๐Ÿ“ 3300 Starmount Drive, Greensboro, NC 27403

The community park has playgrounds, basketball, and field areas. Declan’s Playground offers inclusive playground equipment, providing play opportunities for people with a wide range of abilities. It includes zero-gravity swings, a sensory climbing dome, and a merry-go-all. Under the mulch is an interlocking-open-grid tile path designed to make it easier for wheelchairs and strollers to get into the play area and access the benches, swings, and other inclusive play features.

Eat & Drink

Locals recommend top-rated restaurants Hops Burger Bar and Scrambled Southern Diner to get an authentic feel for the Lindley Park food scene. Lindley Park Filling Station also offers fresh food, craft beer, a dog-friendly patio, and a vintage experience with its redesigned gas station location. 

Common Grounds

๐Ÿ“ 602 S Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403

Common Grounds is an eclectic little shop with fantastic coffee (and wine) selections. The atmosphere is moody, and the walls are covered with pieces from local artists. There’s also a mural of Leonardo DiCaprio, which is brilliant. You’ll find a drink named after him too. The vintage game room adds a nice touch to the funky ambiance. There’s a stage that serves as extra seating during the day; however, in the eventings it welcomes many local artists. Common Grounds hosts everything from open mic nights to live acoustic shows – it even made our list of Best Places to See Live Music. Common Grounds is a great place to sit during the day while you work or visit in the evening to unwind in its super comfy atmosphere.

Scrambled Southern Diner

๐Ÿ“ 2417 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27403

Freeman’s Grub & Pub

๐Ÿ“ 1820 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27403

No longer underrated, Freeman’s Grub & Pub made the short list of Yelp’s best restaurants of 2023. The menu and food are more sophisticated than you’d expect from a pub as they mix American classics with international flavors.

Hops Burger Bar

๐Ÿ“ 2419 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27403


๐Ÿ“ 2119 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403

Lindley Park Filling Station

๐Ÿ“ 2201 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403

Lindley Park Filling Station offers fresh food, craft beer, a dog-friendly patio, and a vintage experience with its redesigned gas station location. 

Emma Key’s

๐Ÿ“ 2206 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403

Sticks & Stones Clay Oven Pizza

๐Ÿ“ 2200 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403

Walker’s Bar

๐Ÿ“ 2116 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403

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