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This Old House Names the Best Old-House Neighborhoods...

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!

Scroll down for full list of winners!

The Best Old-House Neighborhoods are:

 ALABAMA Garden District, Montgomery

ALASKA Sitka

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

 

KANSAS Atchison

KENTUCKY Augusta

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.

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