ThisOldHouse.com Lists the 64 Best Old-House Neighborhoods,
One in Every State, the District of Columbia, 12 Canadian Cities, and One Town in Puerto Rico
New York, NY (Tuesday, March 1, 2011) -The editors of This Old House magazine have tracked down 64 great neighborhoods that have promising futures, strong communities, and homes that truly deserve a long-term commitment. The Best Old-House Neighborhoods appear in the April issue, on newsstands March 11th, and online at www.thisoldhouse.com/best-places.
This Old House scoured the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to find unique, tight-knit neighborhoods for their fourth annual search for the Best Old-House Neighborhoods. These places might not be on your radar, but deserve to be, according to the magazine's editors.
This Old House magazine (p. 52) and thisoldhouse.com feature 64 great spots that fit the criteria of old-house neighborhoods - architectural diversity, craftsmanship of the homes, and the preservation momentum in the area as well as neighborhood amenities including walkability, safety and community. With the help of PreservationDirectory.com, neighborhood groups, real estate agents, and preservation societies, This Old House compiled their list of the best places to track down, fix up, and fall head over heels for. The winning neighborhoods are also divided into categories such as Best for Bargains, Best for Urbanities, Best for Waterfront Views, and more. The National Association of REALTORS ®, the voice of real estate, is the sponsor of the 2011 Best Old-House Neighborhoods list.
So in Massachusetts...guess what town they are falling head over heels for? I P S W I C H! Click here to read what This Old House says about Ipswich, MA!
Jean Moss was speaking the absolute truth about how much the people here love this town. The Windhill team is well versed in what it means to part of this amazing community. We are all proud to be here and always excited to help you get here, find a home here and join our community!
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The Best Old-House Neighborhoods are:
ALABAMA Garden District, Montgomery
ARIZONA Downtown Mesa ARKANSAS Park Hill, North Little Rock CALIFORNIA The West End, Alameda COLORADO Ghost Historic District, Denver CONNECTICUT Tariffville Village, Simsbury DELAWARE Milton
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Eckington
FLORIDA South Historic District, Palatka
GEORGIA Whittier Mill, Atlanta HAWAII Lower Nuuanu, Honolulu IDAHO Normal Hill, Lewiston
ILLINOIS Berwyn INDIANA Greencastle IOWA Elkader
LOUISIANA Holy Cross, New Orleans
MAINE Deering Center, Portland MARYLAND Easton
MASSACHUSETTS Ipswich MICHIGAN Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids MINNESOTA Prospect Park, Minneapolis MISSISSIPPI Vicksburg MISSOURI Compton Heights, St. Louis
MONTANA Bozeman NEBRASKA Historic Field Club, Omaha NEVADA Powning's Addition, Reno NEW HAMPSHIRE Francestown NEW JERSEY Lambertville NEW MEXICO Silver City NEW YORK Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NORTH CAROLINA Montford Historic District, Asheville NORTH DAKOTA Eastwood Park, Minot
OHIO South Fountain Historic District, Springfield OKLAHOMA South Cherokee Avenue, Bartlesville
OREGON Astoria PENNSYLVANIA The Historic Bethlehem Neighborhood, Bethlehem RHODE ISLAND South Kingstown SOUTH CAROLINA Melrose Heights Historic District, Columbia SOUTH DAKOTA Yankton
TENNESSEE East Nashville TEXAS North Oak Cliff Dallas UTAH University District, Salt Lake City VERMONT Hardwick VIRGINIA Mountain View, Roanoke WASHINGTON Wallingford, Seattle WEST VIRGINIA Martinsburg WISCONSIN The Washburn-Lawrence Neighborhood, Sturgeon Bay WYOMING Residence Hill, Sheridan
CANADA AND PUERTO RICO
ALBERTA The London Road Neighborhood, Lethbridge
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Charlottetown BRITISH COLUMBIA Cranbrook SASKATCHEWAN The Crescents Neighborhood, Regina NOVA SCOTIA Central Halifax, Halifax NEW BRUNSWICK St. Andrews QUEBEC Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal
MANITOBA West Broadway Neighborhood, Winnipeg NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR Downtown St. John's ONTARIO Leslieville, Toronto
NORTHWEST TERRITORY Old Town, Yellowknife
YUKON TERRITORY Dawson City PUERTO RICO Old San Juan
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ThisOldHouse.com Lists the 64 Best Old-House Neighborhoods... One in every state and for Massachusetts...it's I P S W I C H! Some 30 miles northeast of Boston is the beachfront town of Ipswich, known to have inspired Theodore Wendel and other American Impressionist painters with its rolling hills, salt marshes, open farmlands, and classic maritime scenery. Ipswich is now home to almost 14,000 residents, including retirees, families, and everyone from working-class fishermen to well-known writers and artists. Environmentally focused preservation societies take great care to protect the town's natural resources, while locals and visitors enjoy horseback riding on country trails, canoeing and kayaking on the Ipswich River, cavorting on Crane Beach's white sands, and, of course, feasting on the famous Ipswich clams. Jean Moss, who conducts historic-home tours here, says, "I've never lived in a place where people loved their town so much."
The Houses Of the 180 historic houses here, 58 were built before 1725, making Ipswich the home of more First Period houses than any other U.S. community. Typically family owned and rarely found on the market, these early structures are mainly Postmedieval English timberframe dwellings featuring saltbox rearward extensions. Queen Anne and Italianate homes built around the turn of the 19th century are also here, and tend to go for around $600,000. On the lower end, a 3-bedroom 1928 Colonial Revival in need of gut renovation--and a hike from the town center--is listed for $169,900.
Why Buy Here? You can live near the beach as a one-car family! Ipswich is one of only a few Boston-area seaside towns with its own train station, walkable from the town center.
Among the best for waterfront, retirees, family friendly, small town, outdoor activities, history, easy commute, walkability! Click here to visit the This Old House website and read the full story.