Picking the Best of the Best Wasn’t Easy

For 13 years we've been the guilty enablers of your old-house addictions. We know that you're forever on the hunt for your next fix, and that's why we, with some assistance from the historic-housing experts at PreservationDirectory.com, set off looking for the best old-house neighborhoods in America.

Our top criteria for choosing a winner included architectural diversity, the craftsmanship of the homes, and the preservation momentum in the area. But we were also interested in neighborhood amenities: walkability, services, and community. What we found is that people who live in historic places aren't just lovers of golden-age architecture, but of old-fashioned neighborhood values as well. Happy old-house hunting!
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