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Fisher Park Historic District is located on the outskirts of downtown Greensboro and is a vibrant neighborhood.

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Stats for Fisher Park

Here are the latest market stats for Fisher Park, through the end of 2020.

1940

Average Age of Home

42

Average Days On Market

$352,427

Average Sale Price

$166

Average Price/SqFt

History of Fisher Park

Before there was a Center City Park, before there was a Lindley Park, and even before there was an Irving Park, Fisher Park reigned as Greensboro's premiere civic open space. 

The story of the creation of Fisher Park is a much celebrated part of Greensboro's history. A wealthy British gentleman and gold prospector named Captain Fisher deeded the heart of his new subdivision - named in his own honor - to the city for perpetual use. His gesture did come with a few conditions. 

Captain Fisher required in the deed that the 14 acre parkland be sold to the city for five dollars in exchange for the city building a drive-way around the park (now North Park Drive, South Park Drive and Fisher Park Circle). The natural space was to be kept open for the join benefit for said City of Greensboro....for the purpose of a public park and pleasure ground. 

We have seen some elements come, and go in the 100 years since it was created. Some people may remember the shallow round concrete wading pond located just east of North Elm Street. It was a grand affair, roughly 30' in diameter, and contained a central fountain to the enjoyment of the waders. This was removed in the mid-twentieth century. There was a "Summer House", a substantial wooden structure with a rood and open on all sides, located just west of North Elm Street. This was a favorite meeting place for families, neighbors, and especially neighborhood kids. It provided a central focus for the park for decades until it was removed in the mid-twentieth century. 

Others may remember the wooden bridges that crossed the small stream passing through Fisher Park. They were built of railroad ties with rough-hewn and bark covered branches forming handrails. These bridges were replaced during the 1930s by today's handsome stone arched bridges. 

Stewardship of the park has gone beyond routine maintenance. Over the past century countless of city residents have volunteered their time and energy to the preservation of the public space. Such stewards include, but are not limited to Mr. Craft and Dr. Gerard, who did much of the landscaping in the west park in the seventies and eighties. 

Recent work includes the addition of "New York City-style" trash receptacles in 2002, the replacement of playground equipment, and construction of a hand-crafted stone entrance to the park by scout Will Copeland in memory of his grandmother and long-time park advocate Mary Lee Copeland. 

On October 18, 1982, Fisher Park was declared a historic district by the Greensboro City Council. A decade later, in 1991, the neighborhood was listed as a National Register District in addition to the local designation. 

Credit: Preservation Greensboro

Homes in Fisher Park

Popular home styles in Fisher Park include Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Prairie, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and Tudor style homes. You'll also find a lot of charming bungalows.

Prices range from $200,000 to over $1,000,000, and everything in between.

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Our Favorite Restaurants

Fisher Park has some incredible places to indulge in delicious food. Click below to see our favorite places to have a casual bite to eat, grab a cup of coffee, go on a romantic date or satisfy your sweet tooth. 

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Schools in Fisher Park

North Carolina's school districts are some of the best in both the state and country. We feel very fortunate to have the school systems that we do and to have parents that are involved at every level. In fact, families have moved specifically to our area just for the schools!

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Things to Do in Fisher Park

Fisher Park is a very active neighborhood where you will find people walking and running on the paths and sidewalks through the park. Many people attend one of the congregations located in Fisher Park, including First Presbyterian Church, Temple Emanuel, and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. It's also easy to jump onto the nearby Greenway to access miles of Greenway through Greensboro. 

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