There are almost no homes for sale in College Hill right now; plus Google Street View and jazzman Wynton Marsalis visit

Dogwood blossoms in the front yard of 306 S. Mendenhall

The house with the dogwoods on Mendenhall is on the market at $355,000.

The spring home-buying season has begun with only two houses for sale in College Hill, 306 South Mendenhall and 508 South Cedar. Both were listed last year but didn’t sell. There’s also one Wafco condo on the market. And that’s it.

Condos and townhouses in Wafco area have been moving unusually fast this spring (details here). A Wafco townhouse on Walker Avenue was listed March 1 and had an offer on March 3. Two townhouses nearby were listed in late February and had offers by March 19. One on Spring Garden was listed March 16 and had an offer by March 27. Very unusual to see properties there moving so fast. …

A Google Street View car rolled through the neighborhood Tuesday morning. The updated view of  Tate Street at Carr may include a guy walking a yellow dog. … The former Subway location on Tate Street is being upfitted for a new tenant. Subway closed in December. …

The Fire Department is conducting its annual testing of fire hydrants through May 15. Opening the hydrants sometimes causes temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes. The city assures us that the discoloration is not harmful in any way (no, no, of course not); just run the water for a few minutes and it will clear up. …

Wynton Marsalis and more at UNCG this month

April is one of the busiest months of the year at UNCG. This Saturday’s events include Slow Art Day at the Weatherspoon and the International Festival. Perhaps the major event of the month is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis, Thursday April 20 at 8 p.m. in the UNCG Auditorium. Added bonus: Marsalis will give a public talk at 3 p.m. the same day in the auditorium, free and open to the public.

Neighborhood Watch

March was a very quiet month, even at The Province. The only crimes reported in College Hill were two car break-ins, both at The Province, on March 28 and 29.

On April 1, though, there was a bit of a fracas at 201 S. Tate Street, back behind the house in the parking area on Edgar Street. From an uncharacteristically informative police report:

“On 4-1-2017 at 2314 hours, I responded to 201 S Tate St in reference to a disorder call. Upon my arrival I met with the complainant, who advised that on 4-1-2017 between 2300 hours and 2314 hours, a vandalism of automobile occurred. During the course of the investigation, there was sufficient probable cause developed to charge Mr. [see police report for name], 20 years old, with damage to personal property.”

Thank you, Officer N.E. Walton, for quick work and a relatively detailed report.

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