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Inside Greensboro’s Westerwood Neighborhood

Get to know Greensboro’s coveted Westerwood neighborhood through the eyes of two neighbors who boomeranged back to Greensboro-High Point.

Just west of downtown Greensboro and south of University of North Carolina Greensboro, Westerwood is an eclectic neighborhood full of arts, greenspaces and turn of the century homes. See the neighborhood through the eyes of local boomerangs and entrepreneurs, Tal Blevins and Natalie Miller.


Tal Blevins grew up in Greensboro and attended Page High and UNCG. After graduation, he moved to San Francisco where he worked in tech journalism for 20 years. A variety of reasons brought him back to Greensboro with his California-born wife, including proximity to family, reasonable and rational cost of living, recognizing growth opportunities in Greensboro, escaping traffic and population density in the Bay Area, community, and wanting to make a difference in politics, human rights, cultural, and social issues. He was also involved with the food and beverage scene in San Francisco, so he started MACHETE, a restaurant here in in Lo-Fi (lower Fisher Park) with a couple of talented chefs.

Natalie Miller grew up in Greensboro and attended Grimsley High School and North Carolina A&T State University. She spent the next decade-plus as an emergency room nurse and then an IT professional, raising her own family, moving all around the southeast. In 2018, the film “Green Book” came out. It prompted Natalie to learn a bit more about the guide and the history of her family’s historic east Greensboro home. She packed up her family and moved to Greensboro with intentions to build a nonprofit to sustain the Magnolia House and create an African American history museum on the site. Learn more about Natalie and the Historic Magnolia House here.

Through the eyes of two neighbors who boomeranged back to Greensboro-High Point

Inside Greensboro’s Westerwood Neighborhood