Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011 «

  • Many of North America’s best old-house neighborhoods are in long- or formerly forgotten cities, towns, and ‘burbs that are worth a fresh look. They’re also places where you’ll discover some of the best, most architecturally eye-popping older houses on the continent. With help from our friends at Portland, Oregon-based PreservationDirectory.com—who distributed our nomination forms to more than 14,000 historical societies, neighborhood groups, and preservation nonprofits—we’ve tracked down off-the-beaten-path places that are home to block after block of stately brownstones, Cape Cods, Colonial Revivals, Victorian-era cottages, and more. Check out the following gallery to see six of the old-house neighborhoods that won over the editors of This Old House this year.

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