Gorrell St Community Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
One of the old residential areas in Greensboro, the Gorrell Street Community contains everything, from historic homes more than a century old to a collection of pre-war bungalows. The neighborhood in southeast Greensboro remains an excellent location, with downtown Greensboro, North Carolina A & T University and Bennett College nearby.
The west side of Gorrell Street Community is lined with large, historic homes that are each several thousand square feet. Most were built in the 1920s, with the 4,500 square foot mansion on the corner of Gorrell and Plott Streets constructed in 1890. To the east are several block of smaller houses, many built in the 1930s. Some older houses have been torn down and replaced with small, newer homes.
One of the most famous structures in the Gorrell Street Community is the Magnolia House Motel, which is being renovated. It is an excellent example of Italiante-Queen Anne architecture, and it was a popular place to stay for many prominent African-Americans during segregation in America. Visitors in the 1950s and 1960s included Ray Charles, Jackie Robinson and Ike and Tina Turner. Families of students at the nearby historically black colleges also stayed at the hotel.
The Gorrell Street Community encompasses zip code 27406, and it is bordered by Gorrell Street on the north, South Murrow Boulevard on the west, Sampson Street on the east and East Lee Street on the south. The neighborhood is within walking distance of downtown Greensboro, which is popular for its restaurants, shopping and museums. The nearby Center City Park hosts everything from festivals to outdoor movies to fitness events.