Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011: Easy Commute

For the fourth year in a row, we've tracked down North America's most timeless neighborhoods—places where lovingly crafted old houses have extraordinary pasts and unarguably promising futures. 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 assembled our biggest-ever list of off-the-beaten-path places that are worth eyeing for a great old home.

Put grid-lock traffic in your rearview window and snag an old house in one of these thirty-plus neighborhoods located just a short bike, train, or car ride away from the workplace.
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