Best Places to Buy An Old House


Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn Named Best Place for City Slickers Lists the Best Places to Buy an Old House in Every State

New York, NY - This Old House names the Best Places to Buy an Old House in its July/August issue, on newsstands June 30. The editors looked at architectural diversity, the craftsmanship of the homes, and the preservation momentum in the area as well as neighborhood amenities including walkability, safety, and community.

The editors of This Old House scoured the country, using their network of old-house experts and sources, to find these neighborhoods and towns, that may be off the beaten path or unexpected, but that fit every lifestyle and cover all corners of the country.

Seventeen categories are featured in the magazine and online including: Best Place for City Slickers, Best Place for Fixer-Uppers, Best Place for Suburbanites, Best Place for Cowboys and Cowgirls, Best Place for Southern Belles and Gents, Best Place for Families, Best Place for Gardeners, Best Place for True Standouts, Best Place for Retirees, Best Place for First-Time Buyers, and more. names the 50 best communities, one in each state and features editors' picks and photo galleries. For more information visit

The best places to buy an old house by region are:

The Northwest

Casey-Shattuck, Juneau, Alaska

Eureka, California

North End, Boise, Idaho

South Central, Helena, Montana

Albany, Oregon

Centralia, Washington

Rainsford Historic District, Cheyenne, Wyoming

The Southwest

Bisbee, Arizona

Mapleton Hill, Boulder, Colorado

Newlands Heights, Reno, Nevada

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Georgetown, Texas

Central Bench Historic District, Ogden, Utah

The Midwest

Galena, Illinois

Madison, Indiana

Sherman Hill, Des Moines, Iowa

Lawrence, Kansas

Pleasant Ridge, Michigan

Dayton's Bluff, St. Paul, Minnesota

The Shaw Neighborhood, St. Louis, Missouri

Near South, Lincoln, Nebraska

Cathedral District, Bismark, North Dakota

Lakewood, Ohio

Brady Heights, Tulsa, Oklahoma

West Boulevard, Rapid City, South Dakota

Third Lake Ridge, Madison, Wisconsin

The Northeast

Asylum Hill, Hartford, Connecticut

New Castle, Delaware

Eastport, Maine

Kempton's Corners, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Atlantic Heights, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York

Centre Park Historic District, Reading, Pennsylvania

Broadway-Armory District, Providence, Rhode Island

Brandon, Vermont

The South

Selma, Alabama

Walker Park, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Lincolnville, St. Augustine, Florida

Washington, Georgia

Old Louisville, Kentucky

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Oxford, Maryland

Natchez, Mississippi

Goldsboro, North Carolina

Hampton Heights Historic District, Spartanburg, South Carolina

East Main Street Historic District, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lynchburg, Virginia

Lewisburg, West Virginia

*This Old House editors and experts are available for interviews.*

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