Category Archives: Rankin Place

A big tree on Rankin Place gets a big send-off

There was a gigantic red oak tree that towered over Paul and Barbara Phillips’ house at 805 Rankin Place. The house was built in 1910, and the tree probably was there then. By last fall, it was clear that the … Continue reading

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Update: Work under way on traffic improvement project, Tuesday celebration to include mural painting, free pizza

Reminder: The entire College Hill  neighborhood is invited to take part in the August 1 official kickoff of the traffic improvement project and National Night Out celebration. Among the highlights of the event … on Mendenhall Street between Rankin Place … Continue reading

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Save the date: August 1 kickoff celebration for traffic initiative

From Jeff Sovich, Neighborhood Planning Coordinator with the Greensboro Planning Department: Over the next few months, College Hill is embarking on an exciting new project that aims to reclaim neighborhood streets and sidewalks as safe, inviting places for people!  College Hill … Continue reading

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Late winter is owl-watching season in College Hill

Late winter and early spring (before the trees leaf out) are the best times to see our neighborhood owls. They show up well in bare trees. They’ll perch in magnolias for better cover, but they’ll sit out in the open for extended … Continue reading

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College Hill’s priciest rental is still empty after four months, plus news of the mattress store, the T-shirts and more pot busts

College Hill’s one executive-type rental property has now been on the market for four months. 817 Rankin Place, the relatively new house built in 2005, is going for $2,000 per month with a $2,000 deposit. “Qualifications include credit score over … Continue reading

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This week’s notes on life and real estate in College Hill

Neighbors James and Amanda Keith have bought the stately mansion Double Oaks at 204 North Mendenhall. They plan to re-establish the turn-of-the-century, colonial revival house as a bed-and-breakfast by the end of the summer. … There are rumblings from the … Continue reading

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College Hill Real Estate Report, Spring 2016

Spring marks the beginning of the home-buying/home-selling season, and College Hill is coming off a relatively quiet year in 2015. With few houses coming onto the market, only five owner-occupied, single-family homes were sold, along with two rental houses and … Continue reading

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Parts of Edgar Street get attention from city, others don’t

Two pieces of Edgar Street received loads of new gravel and dirt this week. The section between Carr and McGee, which may have needed it the most, got nothing. City workers were out for part of the day Monday, working … Continue reading

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Duke Energy to begin trimming trees next week

Duke had planned to trim trees in the neighborhood in March, but the ice storm delayed it. Here’s what we know abut their plans now: Here’s the map of where they’ll be working (PDF). Homeowners whose trees will be affected … Continue reading

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