Old Greensboro neighborhoods – in the news

Update: Wharton agrees. 

A great feature article on local historic districts can be found in the ‘Homes’ section of today’s N&R.  The online version adds a photo gallery depicting life and architecture in Greensboro’s older neighborhoods.  They also added a set of buying tips for first-time buyers of older homes.  I say ‘first-time’, because those who already own an old house already knows about all of that.

Old house ownership isn’t for everyone, but the trials and challenges of buying and maintaining a historic house is a big part of what creates neighbor-to-neighbor cohesion in old neighborhoods – in my opinion.  (Well, that, and front porches, which tend to move people toward street/sidewalk interaction)

Meanwhile… I have been remiss not to mention another reason that the Aycock Neighborhood is the best place to live in Greensboro.  In addition to our well-kempt website, our Board of Directors has added a neighborhood blog to keep everyone abreast of events and issues.

Also.  One of the best things we’ve done here in Aycock is set up a listserv.  When someone posts to it, the message goes out to everyone who subscribes.  And it gets used… alot.  The following exchange from yesterday morning reveals the power of the mechanism.

8:09 am – Good morning. Anyone out there have a post-hole digger I could borrow for the day? I promise to return it in the same condition that I borrowed it.  Thanks, Dale.

8:32 am – Got one! Thanks. Dale

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3 Comments

  1. Posted June 24, 2007 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Great minds think alike.

  2. Posted June 24, 2007 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    David,
    Great minds also disagree. Many new and better thoughts and actions come out of a little friendly disagreement and diversity.

    See ya,
    diane

  3. Brenda Bowers
    Posted June 25, 2007 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    That’s how I grew up David. Unfortunately outside of military housing I have never again found that type of neighborhood, and I have always had a dog to walk so have always been out and about on the sidewalks. You are all so fortunate! BB