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.
From brightly colored Canadian Second Empires to the stately brick versions of Kentucky, rowhouses are a favorite way to enjoy city life without sacrificing a neighborhood feel. Here are eight neighborhoods fit for all you row dwellers.