Best Old House Neighborhoods 2010: History Happened Here

For our third annual Best Places to Buy an Old House contest, what we looked for was simple: oft-overlooked neighborhoods populated by people who share an appreciation of finely crafted homes that have plenty of past and lots of future. And what we found—with the aid of our friends at, who helped us contact thousands of neighborhood groups, real estate agents, residents, and preservationists for nominations—was mighty impressive.

These 10 spots can lay claim to some pretty nifty pasts—from Civil War battles to Saloon-style shoot outs—guaranteed to keep the History Channel set enthralled.
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