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Sunday, 12/04/2022

Glenwood grew as Greensboro's blue-collar streetcar suburb between 1907 and the early 1930s. The Starmount Forest neighborhood was platted in the mid-1920s.


Saturday, 12/03/2022

Nashville Historic Distrcit

The Nashville Historic District includes a courthouse lot on the northeast corner of Main and Van Buren Streets to claim the town's place as the county seat of Brown County, IN government, as well as a traditional town square at the intersection of Main and Jefferson Streets.


Friday, 12/02/2022

In Bucks County, PA, the boroughs of Hulmeville, Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, and Penndel, as well as the Township of Middletown have areas which contain approximately 7 miles of trails. Trails are found within Core Creek Park and along Langhorne Yardley Road linking Core Creek Park, Maple Point Middle School, and Middletown Community Park to give area communities access to one of the County’s largest employers, St. Mary's Medical Center.


Thursday, 12/01/2022

Rose Valley Historic Distrcit

Rose Valley Historic District — In the early 20th century when William L. Price learned that the mill community of his youthful explorations was to be auctioned, he put together a financing scheme with several previous clients under the name of the Rose Valley Association. [ Rose Valley Borough, Delaware County, PA ]


Wednesday, 11/30/2022

Wharton Esherick Studio and Museum

Wharton Esherick Studio and Museum — In 1926 Wharton Esherick dug the foundation for his studio and completed this complex of buildings in 1966. It was built entirely by Mr. Esherick in different stages. [ Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA ]


Monday, 11/28/2022

New Construction and Time Savings from Fewer Commutes
Although home construction is contracting after recent increases in mortgage interest rates, (one report) results suggest that in the long run, the time savings from fewer commutes could almost double single-family home construction in these metropolitan areas from its level just prior to the pandemic, an aggregate increase of 427,000 units per year. The largest metropolitan areas, where commutes have been longest, are likely to see an especially strong boost. For example, construction is predicted to more than triple in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston metropolitan areas. [ www.kansascityfed.org (PDF) ]


Build-to-Rent on the Rise

With bulk and one-off home purchases becoming less attractive as options, a growing number of institutions are employing the BTR strategy, which encompasses building homes that are rented rather than sold. [ YardiMatrix Bulletin ]
Metro Areas with the most units under construction


Sunday, 11/26/2022

Pikeville, Tennessee

The City of Pikeville is the seat of government for Bledsoe County, TN. It developed on land donated by Charles Love, and early settler in the Sequatchie Valley.


Tuesday, 11/22/2022

Normandy, TN

The Town of Normandy settlement centers along the main line of the Seaboard Railroad which passes through the Duck River Valley at this point. The community lies In a green valley formed by the confluence of Norman's, Carr, and Cascade (Gage} creeks at Duck River. [ Bedford County, TN ]


Monday, 11/21/2022

Tulsa, Oklahoma

By 1927, Tulsa, OK provided the headquarters for fifteen hundred oil-related companies, and the city was at once the nerve center, the heart, and the guts of the mid-continent fields, which produced two-thirds of the nation's oil. Its refineries furnished more gasoline than any other city in America. Its pipelines ran to each coast. Its producers were directly responsible for 90 percent of the crude oil flowing from Oklahoma fields, which, in turn, accounted for a third of all the oil originating in the United States. — Tulsa: Biography of The American City, Danny Goble, PhD, 1997.


Riverside Historic District

The Riverside Park Historic District is the largest contiguous residential district in Logansport, IN dating to the first 140 years of the town's existence. The district includes the 9th Street Cemetery, which contains burials from as early as 1828 and was officially laid out by the city in the mid-1840s.


Sunday, 11/20/2022

Of the metripolitan areas posting the largest third-quarter year-over-year home price price increases, 7 of the top 10 were in Florida. The other three were Myrtle Beach, NC, Greenville, SC and Kingsport, TN.


Friday, 11/18/2022

Moscow, ID

During the late 1870s, the City of Moscow (Idaho) established itself as a center for business and trade. Previously having to travel 150 miles by wagon to Walla Walla, Washington, for goods and supplies, settlers of the area could now conduct business in the community.


Wednesday, 11/16/2022

Paducah Northside Historic District

The Paducah Northside Historic District is about two blocks west of the Ohio River which marks the dividing line between Kentucky and Indiana. It is similar to an Early Automobile Suburbs, 1908‑1945.


Virginia Highland Historic District

The Audubon Park Historic District is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851), the famous naturalist and illustrator of birds, who purchased the picturesque estate overlooking the Hudson River in 1841, [ Borough of Manghattan ]


Tuesday, 11/15/2022

Virginia Highland Historic District

The Virginia-Highland Historic District is a historic, highly intact, early 20th century suburban neighborhood located northeast of downtown Atlanta in Fulton County.


Sunday, 11/13/2022

Twickenham Historic District

The Twickenham Historic District became known as a "living museum of architecture" since it recognizes that every period of architecture, old or recent, is worthy of respect and that it is beneficial to study the various periods side-by-side. [ Huntsville, AL ]


Town of Somerville

The nucleus of settlement was begun in the middle of Fayette County, TN as early as 1820. The Town of Somerville was established as the seat of government, which had been created by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1824.


Saturday, 11/12/2022

Hanford Brothers Houses

The City of Batesville is the second oldest city in Arkansas. Permanent settlers began moving to the area around 1810, forming posts on Poke Bayou where it flows into the White River. [Independence County, AR].


Friday, 11/11/2022

Lincoln Park Residential Historic District

The Lincoln Park Residential Historic District — many of the earliest houses are Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, French Second Empire, and Italianate in design. The three styles most frequently represented are Craftsman (49 houses), Queen Anne (40 houses), and Colonial Revival (32 houses). Examples of vernacular Victorian-era design are also fairly common, and several examples of the American Foursquare style and the Prairie School also exist. [ Manatko City, MN ]


GaSiloam Springs, AR

City of Siloam Springs — In 1879 it was discovered that the waters of 28 springs contained "medicinal qualities" and a summer resort was established.J.V. Hargrove laid out the original plat of the city in 1880, The name was later changed to Siloam Springs. [ Benton County, AR ]


Galliopolis, OH

The City of Gallipolis was founded in 1790 by 500 French clients of the Scioto Company land developers. It was named the "City of the Gauls," and was the result of a land swindle. [ Gallia County, OH ]


Thursday, 11/10/2022

Martinsburg, WV

The City of Martinsburgwas incorporated as a town in October of 1778 by the General Assembly of Virginia. A few Baltimore, Philadelphia and Chicago merchants purchased lots in the town and established businesses. Along with them came the establishment of religious meeting houses of various denominations. [ Berkeley County, WV ]


Marshallton Historic District

The Marshallton Historic District (West ;Bradford Twp, Chester County, PA) is primarily significant for its association with Strasburg Road, established in the late 18th century as a thoroughfare between Philadelphia and Strasburg in Lancaster County.


City of Hamburg, AR

Established in 1849, the City of Hamburg is the seat of government for Ashley County, AR.


Tuesday, 11/08/2022

Town of Wartrace

The Town of Wartrace (Bedford County, TN) — This part of the county was known as "Wartrace" for its associations with the use of a creek (now Wartrace Creek) as a route traveled by Indians between tribal wars. According to one account, some of this land came into the possession of General Andrew Jackson, afterwards seventh President of the United States.


Monday, 11/07/2022

Mountain City, TN

The town of Mountain City, seat of Johnson County, TN, was described in 1939 as "a trading center for farmers. Mountain people ride or walk into this town from their distant cabins to buy supplies with 'cash money,' or to swap eggs, chickens, butter and cream for tobacco, sugar, coffee, salmon, bananas and other 'store-boughten' delicacies.


Bristol, TN

The City of Bristol (Sullivan County, TN) began as the dream of a merchant from nearby Blountville. This merchant, a young man named Joseph R. Anderson purchased 100 acres of land from his father-in-law, Rev. James A. King.


Somers, NY

The Town of Somers (Westchester County, NY) was originally known as Stephentown when it was incorporated in 1788.


Lime Rock Historic District

Lime Rock is a former industrial village located in the southeastern section of the Town of Salisbury, CT. The village lies along the Salmon Fell Kill or Salmon Creek and is divided into two sections joined by the creek.


Lakeville Historic District

The Lakeville Historic District (Salisbury, CT_contains a varied mixture of industrial, commercial, and residential architecture dating from the 1750s through the 1930s. It is surrounded by a much larger area containing many additional historic industrial, commercial, residential, religious, and recreational sites and structures.


Sunday, 11/06/2022

Cranston, RI

Edgewood Historic District-Anstis Greene Estates Plats is laid out in an orthogonal grid, with one main thoroughfare, Bluff Avenue, running west-to-east perpendicular to Broad Street and Narragansett Boulevard at either end of the district. The orthogonal grid pattern was used throughout the Edgewood neighborhood, including the Shaw Plat Historic District immediately north of the Greene Estate. [ Cranston, RI ]


Saturday, 11/05/2022

Washington, Georgia

East Robert Toombs Avenue, between Alexander Avenue and Grove Street, comprises an historic district of unusual architectural cohesiveness. The majority of the structures on this tree lined section of the,street date from the second quarter of the nineteenth century. [ City of Washington, GA†]


Marietta, PA

The Borough of Marietta (Lancaster County, PA) has always been a magnet for artists, scientists, and artisans, as well as a hub of the river life in taverns. The Pennsylvania School of Art and Design started in Marietta and grew here until its later move to Lancaster.


Friday, 11/04/2022

Sapulpa, OK, Creek County

Sapulpa, Oklahoma (seat of Creek County) — about 1850, Jim Sapulpa, a Creek Indian, came to this point from Alabama and commenced farming on Rock Creek, about a mile southeast of the present site of the City.


Thursday, 11/03/2022

Manheim Borough Historic District

The Manheim Borough Historic District contains a mixture of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings, most dating from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Generally residential and commercial buildings are clustered densely within each block and most are set close together on small lots. [ Lancaster County, PA ]


Chapin Park Historic District

The Chapin Park Historic District derives its name from Horatio Chapin, a prominent South Bend banker, who purchased this tract of land in the 1850s. First used exclusively by Chapin as his private estate, the property was divided by his son and daughter, Edward and Mary, at the time of his death in 1871. [South Bend, IN]


Wednesday, 11/02/2022

East Washington Street Histrorc District

The central core of the East Washington Street Historic District, is a brick-paved residential artery, with light, local traffic and graceful landscaping, including street trees. East Washington marks the dividing line between north and south streets. [ South Bend, Indiana ]


Tuesday, 11/01/2022

Lancaster, PA

U.S. News & World Report released its 2022-2023 Best Places to Retire on Tuesday, unveiling Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as the top spot to retire — part of a shift in rankings due to retirees' concerns over housing affordability. With four more Pennsylvania cities making up half of the list's top ten, it's time for prosective current and prospective retirees to have a look. Harrisburg (#2), York (#5), Allentown (#9) and Reading (#10).


Chillicothe Old Residential Historic District

Chilliothe's Old Residential Historic District is significant for its close ties with the political figures of early Ohio statehood and with industrialists and artists later in the 19th century. [ Ross County, OH ]


Monday, 10/31/2022

Fountain City Historic District

The Fountain City Historic District [†] is significant as an important example of the historical development of Williams County, OH as found at the county seat and as evidenced through the evolution of its residential architecture.


Sunday, 10/30/2022

Bay Shore Historic District

Buildings constructed the West Bountiful Historic District are typical of styles found in Utah during the same time; i.e., primarily vernacular Classical Revival with local interpretation and variation, and typically with later additions. [ West Bountiful, UT ]


Saturday, 10/29/2022

Bay Shore Historic District

Architecturally, the Bay Shore Historic District reflects the diverse stylistic trends of early twentieth century residential design and the adaptation of these styles to the South Florida environment. Mediterranean Revival is the dominant style in the district and was the original developer's choice to define the architectural character of the area. [ Miami, FL ]


Friday, 10/28/2022

Dr. Van Buren Knott house, Sioux City

Sioux City, lying along the Big Sioux and Floyd Rivers at the point where they empty into the Missouri River, spreads over bluffs and river valley at the western boundary line where Iowa meets Nebraska and South DakotaWoodbury County, IA ]

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Water Street-River Side Drive Hisgtoric District

The Water Street-River Side Drive Historic District is the residential area that dominated the waterfront, preserving the breezes and views for the private citizens, rather than giving them up for the benefit of the proximity of commercial and industrial structures to the river, as was the case in many towns. [ Augusta, KY ]


Thursday, 10/27/2022

Clifton Park Lakefront District

The Clifton Park Lakefront Districtis a residential area along an avenue paralleling the shore of Lake Erie just east of the mouth of the Rocky River, and three short subsidiary streets. [ Lakewood, OH ]


Wednesday, 10/26/2022

City of Fairview Park

The Village of Fairview Park officially became the City of Fairview Park on September 5, 1951. Parkview Village was annexed by Fairview Park on January 1, 1968 and became the City’s Ward 5. [www.fairviewpark.org]


Brooklyn Centre Historic District

The Brooklyn Centre Historic District traces its roots, as reflected in surviving buildings, from the period when this was a small township center settlement, not unlike many rural hamlets that survive today in more isolated locations. [ Cleveland, OH ]


Tuesday, 10/25/2022

College Hill Historic District

The College Hill Historic District has a greater concentration of intact early buildings than almost any other city in the country can display. [ Providence, RI ]


Moving After 130 years
Weber Display & Packaging will relocate from its operations in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia to a state-of-the-art, 375,000-square-foot industrial manufacturing facility and office at 4630 Somerton Road, Bensalem (Bucks County) 434after the Township Council awarded preliminary and final approval. [ patch.com ]


Monday, 10/24/2022

South J Street Historic District

The South J Street Historic District is an architecturally significant complex of Queen Anne style, detached row houses in the City of Tacoma. The eight buildings of this district form the largest group of row houses of this period, quality and style remaining (circa 1889) in Washington State.


Old Westbury Gardens

The Town of North Hempstead, formerly part of the Town of Hempstead (Nassau County, NY), was separated and incorporated in 1784.


“What is the impact on property values of local historic districts?” Using a variety of methodologies, conducted by a number of independent researchers, this analysis has been undertaken in New Jersey, Texas, Indiana, Georgia, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, and elsewhere. The results of these studies are remarkably consistent: property values in local historic districts appreciate significantly faster than the market as a whole in the vast majority of cases and appreciate at rates equivalent to the market in the worst case. Simply put—local historic districts enhance property values. — Donovannbsp;D.nbsp;Rypkema, The (Economic) Value of National Register Listing


Sunday, 10/23/2022

Genesee Street Hill-Limestone Plaza Historic District

The Genesee Street Hill-Limestone Plaza Historic District is the heart of the Fayetteville Village and was the first part to be developed. Commercial buildings are located on its western edge near Limestone Creek and residences are found on both sides of Genesee Street to the top of the hill. [ Onondaga County, NY ]


Saturday, 10/22/2022

Town of Swanzey, NH

The Town of Swanzey — historical development represents common trends in the history of the state. The town of Lower Ashuelot, as it was called, was settled in the 1730s. [ Cheshire County, NH ]


Waynesboro Historic District

The Waynesboro Historic District contains a variety of building types, which in turn reflect a number of the common national styles stretching from the early-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. [ Franklin County, PA ]


Friday, 10/21/2022

In the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, demand for grocery-anchored shopping centers has come roaring back from the pandemic. Brokers say they now have a tough time finding available space for tenants in these shopping centers, and a lack of new construction is making it a scarce market. But that retail comeback isn't occurring in downtown Baltimore, where the sector is still struggling with high vacancy and concerns over safety. [ www.bisnow.com ]


Thursday, 10/20/2022

Bramwell Additions Historic District

The Bramwell Additions Historic District is significant for its association with community planning and development of coal company towns, and the development of the coal extraction industry in southern West Virginia (Mercer County) and the Flat Top coal fields.


Mortgage rates slowed their upward trajectory this week,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to remain just shy of seven percent and is adversely impacting the housing market in the form of declining demand. Additionally, homebuilder confidence has dropped to half what it was just six months ago and construction, particularly single-family residential construction, continues to slow down.” [ www.freddiemac.com ]


Wednesday, 10/19/2022

Rancocas Creek Greenway

Rancocas Creek Greenway, Delran & Riverside, New Jersey (0.9 miles). Part of the Delaware River Heritage Trail (DRHT) and the East Coast Greenway’s complementary route in the State, the newly opened portion of the Rancocas Creek Greenway extends from Amico Island in Delran to Pennington Park in Delanco. This new segment continues Burlington County's momentum to develop its portion of the regional Circuit Trails network, as well as the DRHT, which will eventually connect Camden to Trenton, 45 miles along the Delaware River waterfront. [ www.greenwa.org ]


Monday, 10/17/2022

Boulevard Historic District, Athens

The distinctive character of the Dearing Street Historic District derives partly from its narrow streets, old hardwoods, middle-aged and old houses. [ Athens, GA ]


Sunday, 10/16/2022

Boulevard Historic District, Athens

The Boulevard Historic District (Athens, GA) — this Streetcar Suburb, the first in Athens) is named for Boulevard, its widest street, which runs east/west through this 150 acre district. [ Clarke County ]


Saturday, 10/15/2022

Fairmount Boulevard Historic District

Fairmount Boulevard District — Many of the homes along the boulevard may be categorized as facade architecture, meaning that the most impressive side of the home is the public facade which faces the main avenue, and that the concentration of architectural detailing is found on the street side in most of the homes. [ Cleveland Heights, OH ]


Friday, 10/14/2022

Overlook Road Carriage House District

Overlook Road Carriage House District(Two Bankers, Two Attorneys and a Mining Company president decide to build some stables.) Wealthy businessmen living large in Cleveland Heights,  at the turn of the 20th century.


Thursday, 10/13/2022

Bargersville, IN

The Town of Bargersville was named for Jefferson Barger, who platted the town in 1850 at the intersection of what was then known as Three Notch Lane and Mooresville and Franklin Road, and today is SR 135 and SR 144 (aka. Old Plank Road). [ Johnson County, IN ]


Euclid Historic District

The Euclid Golf Historic District (also known as Euclid Golf Allotment) — Barton R. Deming, Cleveland real estate developer, laid out the subdivision in 1913 on land that its former owner, John D. Rockefeller, had leased to the Euclid Club for its upper nine golf links. The district is located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, an inner-ring Cleveland suburb.


Wednesday, 10/12/2022

Richmond Town Historic District

The Richmond Town Historic District (also known as Richmondtown Restoration) is located within what is now the neighborhood of Richmondtown, in the approximate geographic center of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is located immediately south of Brooklyn and Manhattan, separated by the waters of Upper and Lower New York Bay. It is separated from the State of New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull waterways.


Sayre and Fisher Reading Room

The Borough of Sayreville was first incorporated in 1876 and named for James R. Sayre, co-founder of the Sayre and Fisher Brick Company. (Middlesex County)


Tuesday, 10/11/2022

Gwinnett County, GA

The City of Lawrenceville was incorporated in 1821 and named for Captain James Lawrence, a naval hero who lost his life in the War of 1812. The city is the seat of government for Gwinnett County, Georgia.


Berks County, PA

Reading, Pennsylvania being one of the hottest housing markets in the country is no surprise to the locals who have always knowm that Berks County is full of opportunity,” said Jason Burkholder, president of the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors®. “The City of Reading offers what everyone is looking for, affordable housing and an opportunity to grow. It attracts a lot of people who want to return to the city to take advantage of all homeownership there has to offer, from local arts and restaurants to sporting events and concerts, The city offers a lot of options for easy entertainment, as well as wonderful green spaces in the parks.” [ www.parealtors.org ]


Monday, 10/10/2022

Mobile County Alabama

Mobile County AL — the name goes back to the Maubila Indians called Mobilians by the French who named the post established in 1702 on the Mobile River, Fort Louis de la Mobile.


Owatonna Minnesota

The City of Owatonna is a regional destination and the seat of Steele County, MN. It is a community rich in history as seen in its downtown buildings, city parks and local shop interiors. Owatonna was named after the Dakota name for the Straight River, "Wakpa Owothanna."


Sunday, 10/09/2022

Looking to get started in real estate investing? Learn about dozens of single family homes that will soon come onto the market (priced from the $100,000 to $133,000) in Baltimore, Reading, Philadelphia, York and points inbetween. Learn more.


Saturday, 10/08/2022

Jurupa Mountain

The City of Jurupa Valley was incorporated in 2011. (Riverside County, CA).


New Construction in Southeast Pennsylvania (4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath detached singles — median sold price, 2022 year to date.


Dobbin House Gettysburg

The Borough of Gettysburg is the county seat of Adams County, Pennsylvania and is located at the convergence of significant early transportation routes. These routes are the present-day U.S. 140, U.S. 15, and U.S. 30 which connected Gettysburg with the state capital at Harrisburg, York and other points east to Philadelphia, Chambersburg and other points west and important communities to the south in Maryland including Frederick and Baltimore.


Thursday, 10/06/2022

Hi Bug Historic District

The Hi Bug Historic District in the northwestern part of town was recognized early as the preferred place to reside. The district was well removed and up-wind from both of the major coal mines in Red Lodge City, Montana, which insured the purest air of any sector of the city.


Wednesday, 10/05/2022

Coulsontown Cottages Historic District, Peach Bottom

The Coulsontown_Cottages_Historic_District is comprised of four stone cottages that date from the 1845 to 1865 period, and are nearly duplicate slate quarrymen's cottages that were found in the Snowdonia region of northwest Wales.


Tuesday, 10/04/2022

Fairmount Historic District, York

The Fairmount Historic District is an intact neighborhood of primarily Victorian-era homes located on the northwestern bank of the Codorus Creek, which bisects the City of York in York County, Pennsylvania.


York County Pennsylvania Railroad Resources

Railroad Resources of York County Pennsylvania — Since the latter portion of the 18th century, the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore were involved in a trade rivalry for the expanding western frontier and the settled interior, west of the Susquehanna River. See also: York Heritage Rail Trail County Park.


Fullerwood Park Residential Historic District

The Fullerwood Park Residential Historic District, platted in 1914, reflects two different periods of development. The first period of development is pre-1930 and was a consequence of the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s. The second period of development occurred after World War II. [St. Augustine CitySt. Johns County ]


Monday, 10/03/2022

Fairmount Avenue Historic District

The Fairmont Avenue Historic District reflects the then current taste of a rather conservative group of businessmen in Zanesville, Ohio during the first 30 years on the twentieth century.


Sunday, 10/02/2022

U.S. cities with populations of at least 150,000 inhabitants that contain the most homes constructed before 1940. [  ]


Saturday, 10/01/2022

ity of Huntsville

The City of Huntsville rises from No. 3 in 2021 to the No. 1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023, thanks to its strong job market and low cost of living – a winning combination for many people looking to relocate. This northern Alabama metro area is the third-most affordable place to live out of the 150 most populous metro areas in the U.S., and is home to many companies focused on science, technology, engineering and math, which contributes to a higher average annual salary for the local population. [ realestate.usnews.com ]

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Friday, 09/30/2022

Aurora Highlands Historic District

The Aurora Highlands Historic District in Arlington County, Virginia, is significant as a residential commuter suburb of Washington, D.C. The community grew with the arrival of the commuter railways, buses, and automobiles during the early twentieth century.


Jonathan Fairbanks House, cira 1641

The Town of Dedham (county seat of Norfolk County, MA) is home to the Jonathan Fairbanks house which is regarded as the oldest, extant structure in the U.S. that was built with framed lumber (circa 1641).


Town of Braintree

Town of Braintree, MA — earliest settlement of the present day Town occurred along the north side of the Monatiquot River in the area of present day Elm and Middle Streets. Although established primarily as an agricultural community predominated by lumber and farming, water powered industrial activities, including iron production, was part of the area from the outset.


Thursday, 09/29/2022

Town of Washington, MA

The tiny town of Washington, Massachusetts was first chartered by European settlers in 1757. Its earliest development was as a small cluster on the plateau near the summit of Washington Mountain, along an early Springfield - Albany stage route.


Wednesday, 09/28/2022

Dryden Historic District

The Dryden Historic District is a significant concentration of the village's most distinct, representative and intact examples of popular architectural styles dating from 1800 to 1905. [Tompkins County, NY]


City of Ithaca

Ithaca, New York is one of the best investments for a college town investor, said Shri Ganeshram, CEO of Awning.com, a real estate company for investors. Housing in Ithaca is inexpensive; and, besides providing a place to live for students of Cornell, it’s also located in the Finger Lakes surrounded by mountains, vineyards and waterfalls. [ www.gobankingrates.com ]


Tuesday, 09/27/2022

East Ludington Avenue Historic District

East Ludington Avenue Historic District — the extent and variety of resources, ranging from the very grand Victorian-era mansions to simple American bungalows, the significant architecture of several institutional buildings, the presence of mature trees lining the street, the vast number of contributing resources dispersed throughout the district all identify the District as an identifiably special place in the history of Ludington, Michigan.


Monday, 09/26/2022

Jefferson Historic District

Jefferson Historic District — the town of Jefferson (Marengo County, Alabama) served, and continues to serve, as the center of a scattered agricultural community, and houses within two to five miles of the village center are considered to be "of Jefferson."


Monticello

Neoclassical Architectural Style — Thomas Jefferson spent much time studying the natural sciences, ethnology, archaeology, agriculture, and meteorology. He was a superb architect, almost single-handedly introducing the neo-classical style to this country.


Gaineswood

According to Wikipedia, Gaineswood (Demopolis, Alabama) is considered to be "Alabama's finest neoclassical house" and one of America's most unusual Neoclassical mansions.


Sunday, 09/25/2022

East Providence, Rhode Island

The City of East Providence, part of the heavily urbanized Providence metropolitan region, covers an area of 13.7 square miles in northeastern Rhode Island.


Saturday, 09/24/2022

Hickory, North Carolina

The City of Hickory (Catawba County, NC) takes the number one spot on the U.S. News & World Report study titled 2022‑2023 Best Places to Live.


Hickory, North Carolina

The initial period of development in the Oakwood Historic District (Hickory, NC) lasted from 1882 to 1901. In this period a number of people purchased relatively large lots on which both modest frame and large brick and frame houses were built. Initial ownership of large lots would also shape, in some respects, the direction of development in the district.


Wednesday, 09/21/2022

Harbor Oaks Residential District

The Harbor Oaks Residential District (Clearwater, FL) is an example of the rapid development of new residential subdivisions in Florida between World War I and the onset of the Great Depression in 1929. The District was listed on the National Register in 1988


Roser Park Historic District

Roser Park Historic District — Born in Elryia, Ohio in 1864, Charles Martin Roser foresaw the opportunities that came with purchasing land in Florida during the land boom. He believed that this location would draw the northerners, who lived in very cold climates most of the year, to the warm and sunny climate of what is now Roser Park in St. Petersburg. Roser probably earned most of his fame and fortune from selling the recipe or baking process of the Fig Newton cookie, to National Biscuit Company (Nabisco).

Monday, 09/19/2022

The number of single family homes for sale in Bucks County, PA is virtually double what it was 6 months ago. As of this morning Bright MLS shows 698 active listings here.


Saturday, 09/17/2022

ity of Conway

The City of Conway (Faulkner County, AR) was created and platted in 1871 when Colonel Asa Peter Robinson, an official with the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad, was offered a section of land as a reward for his services to the company as the chief engineer.


Wednesday, 09/14/2022

Medway Village Historic DIstrict

The Medway Village Historic District — the village is a large settlement cluster within the Town of Medway (Massachusetts), located along the Charles River and including over 200 historic buildings.


Tuesday, 09/13/2022

McDonoghville Historic District

McDonoghville Historic District — Established in 1815 by John McDonogh, businessman and philanthropist makes the neighborhood the City of Gretna's earliest subdivided development. The District is characterized by modest residences set back on sizable lots and a lack of commercial corridors, recalling its originals as a residential farming community.


Monday, 09/12/2022

L and J Gardens Neighborhood Historic District

The layout of L & J Gardens Neighborhood Historic District (Virginia Beach, VA)is a result of several property subdivisions. In 1946, Walter "Crow" Riddick, in partnership with investors and the Portsmouth-based builder Herolin DeLoatch, created the L & J Sites subdivision, which was further subdivided by plats made in 1946 and 1954.


Sunday, 09/11/2022

Flowers Mill

Never Forget

Shortly after dawn on September 11, 2001, our friend Philip was on his way to work in Montgomery County, PA. Like us all, unsuspecting of what lie ahead later that morning. He stopped to capture what now appear to us as haunting, prophetic images. This is one of them. [ flipspix.smugmug.com ]


Zebulon Historic Distrcit

The Zebulon Historic District (Wake County, NC) early architectural styles are concentrated in the southern section of the district, which developed first, and include Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, transitional Queen Anne/Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival, Craftsman Period Cottage and vernacular residential buildings, as well as primarily vernacular commercial buildings and one example of commercial Italianate architecture. The town expanded north in the mid-twentieth century, therefore this section of the historic district is dominated by archetypal, Colonial Revival, and contemporary Ranch-style houses, with a smaller number of Minimal Traditional, Modernist, and vernacular buildings also present.


Saturday, 09/10/2022

Flowers Mill

Circa 2000 twin townhome on Black Eyed Susan Road in the Flowers Mill 55+ community (Middletown Twp) for sale ($457,500) by The John McClintock Team. [ contact ]


Friday, 09/09/2022

Chapel Hill Town Hall

Don't Expect a Crash in the Triangle Home Market
Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill make up the North Carolina Research Triangle. While the housing boom here may be over, there is not a housing market crash expected. Instead of double-digit home price in the area's market, mortgage officer John DeHart expects to see the region return to price appreciation consistent with historical data, somewhere between 1% to 3%. [ wraltechwire.com ]


Wednesday, 09/07/2022

Brookstone Townshome

Circa 1991 townhome on Lynbrooke Drive in the Brookstone community (Lower Makefield Twp) sold by The John McClintock Team. [ contact ]


Tuesday, 09/06/2022

Highland Gate Colonial

Circa 1986 colonial on Peel Drive in the Highland Gate neighborhood (Middletown Twp) sold by The John McClintock Team. [ contact ]


Downtown Oswego Historic District — the last 177 years of commerce and trade history and development of Oswego is depicted through the notable and well-preserved commercial structures of the District, from 1845, the date of the oldest building in the district, through the end of the period of significance in 1972. (OswegoIllinois)


Thursday, 09/01/2022

Downtown Oswego

Downtown Oswego Historic District — the last 177 years of commerce and trade history and development of Oswego is depicted through the notable and well-preserved commercial structures of the District, from 1845, the date of the oldest building in the district, through the end of the period of significance in 1972. (OswegoIllinois)


Monday, 08/29/2022

Gaffney Residential Historic District

The Gaffney Residential Historic District comprises an eighteen-block area. Although seme infill construction has taken place in the past 80 or so uears, the majority of the resources were built between ca. 1890 and ca. 1930. (City of Gaffney, SC).


Milledgeville Historic District

The Milledgeville Historic District includes essentially the same area which was planned as the capital of Georgia in 1803 and which was so designated by the State Legislature in 1804. (City of Milledgeville, GA).


90+ Subdivisions/Communities built by Toll Brothers in Bucks County, PA.


Phoenix Arizona — "People don't expect [home] prices here to increase fast, or at all, anymore. The median metro Phoenix price fell the last two months. If prices continue to fall for long enough, people will eventually expect prices to continue to fall in the future and then we could see the flip side of the 2021 housing market," John Wake, an independent real estate analyst based in Phoenix, tells Fortune.


Saturday, 08/27/2022

At the metro level, a number of fast-growing cities are rapidly adding housing stock to meet growing demand. Booming metros like Nashville, Austin, and Charlotte are among the U.S.’s top cities for housing growth over the last decade as they contend with an influx of new residents. [ www.wfmz.com ]


Friday, 08/26/2022

Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville Alabama rises from the #3 spot to #1 in the U.S. News 2022 Best Places to Live in the U.S.


Wednesday, 08/24/2022

Allenhurst Historic District

The Allenhurst Residential Historic District, located in the , is a late 19th‑century shore community which features well-preserved resort architecture that was speculatively designed and built to attract an upper middle class clientele. The Borough's development was influenced by the rise of business fortunes, the growth of an affluent middle class, the corresponding expanse of leisure time, and improved transportation. (Borough of Allenhurst, NJ)


Considering buying or building a "Tiny Home?"
The Planning Commission of Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) says, "Tiny Homes already exist, or will be coming soon to your community." To address that position, they created tool, a packet that provides a list of questions and topics for local zoning officials to consider when talking about tiny homes. [ Download PDF ]


Tuesday, 08/23/2022

Idaho Falls, ID

According to Zillow, as many markets are certainly going to see home prices decrease, the City of Idaho Falls is poised to see an 8% increase in home prices over the coming year.


Miami, Florida

The Miami metro (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties) ranked as the #1 city in startup activity in the US (Kauffman Index) and a #3 top emerging tech hub (Mashable) [ www.whymiami.com ]


Home on 11th Street, Idaho Falls

The Eleventh Street Historic District (Idaho Falls, ID) embodies the ideal American residential neighborhood of the early 20th-century. Single family homes, most with front porches, are separated from the narrow streets by sidewalks and treed planting strips.


Monday, 08/22/2022

Country Club Placce, Topeka

Country Club Residential Historic District (Topeka, Kansas) — The Country Club Place plat was signed by J.R. Burrow, president, and Chester Woodward, secretary, of the Central Trust Company. The Central Trust Company was chartered April 8, 1914 by several individuals who had a controlling interest in the Central National Bank and Trust Company.


Van Buren, Arkansas

Crawford County, Arkansas: City of Van Buren, county seat [updated]; City of Mulberry, [added].


Sunday, 08/21/2022

Bacon-Fraser House

The City of Hinesville (seat of Liberty County, Georgia) is located 20 miles west of Riceboro City, location of the recent Jennifer Lopez/Ben Affleck wedding extravaganza.


Golden Hill Historic District

Although unfamiliar to many long-term residents of Indianapolis, the Golden Hill Historic District has existed as a neighborhood since 1915. It contains an outstanding collection of period revival architecture and community planning that interlaces houses and greenspaces along curving, tree-lined lanes.


Categories of Street Names found on Living Places that are referenced on Living Places.


Saturday, 08/20/2022

Zane Gray House

U.S. Census Bureau 2021 Pennsylvania estimates shows Pike County having the largest population increase (2.1%).


Friday, 08/19/2022

Hamorton Historic District

The Hamorton Historic District is a village primarily of brick, frame and stone residences constructed between 1780 and 1930. It is located at the intersection of old Baltimore Pike (Route 1) and the Wilmington Road (Route 52) in Kennett Township.


Emery-Price Histori District

Much of the Emery-Price Historic District was settled after 1840 by German and Irish immigrants. One block south of the district at 12th and Greenup German residents built St. Joseph's Church (now demolished) which was a center for German residents for much of the 19th century. (Covington, KY)


Wednesday, 08/17/2022

Byrd Street in Helentown

The Helentown Historic District contains an excellent collection of pre-1900 residential architecture constructed in the Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Italianate and Colonial Revival designs. (Covington, KY)


Hearn House

The City of Covington and its partners are creating the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades (CAHT), a preservation trades school that will energize the local economy and direct investment to older and historic properties. This report provides a baseline snapshot of current conditions in a defined Study Region that includes Kenton County, Boone County, and Campbell County in Kentucky, and the neighboring Hamilton County in Ohio. Place Economics - Download PDF ]


Tuesday, 08/16/2022

Jefferson Parish Louisiana

Jefferson Parish Louisiana was established in 1825 and was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson commemorating his role in purchasing the Louisiana territory from France in 1803.


Green River Plantation House

The Town of Columbus (seat of Polk County, NC) was born overnight, deliberately carved from 100 acres of pure wilderness on what was then known as Foster Race path in the shadow of Fosters Mountain, known today as Chocolate Drop Mountain.


Spirit Lake City

The City of Spirit Lake is the largest city in Dickinson County, Iowa and the capstone of the Iowa Great Lakes. The city is noted #2 on realtor.com's list titled 10 Most Affordable Lake Towns..


Saturday, 08/13/2022

North Douglas Historic District

The North Douglas Historic District is a distinct and cohesive residential area integrally associated with and representative of the significant trends that contributed to the settlement and development of Douglas, Wyoming from 1886 through the 1950s.


Morton Mansion Douglas Wyoming

The City of Douglas was first conceived as 24 rectangular plats on a drafting board in the Chicago offices of the FE&MV Railroad. The Railroad named their new town "Douglas," in honor of former Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas (who, amongst other claims to fame, had been a vigorous exponent of westward expansion).


Friday, 08/12/2022

South South Street Historic District

The South South Street Historic District illustrates patterns of growth and development found in small urban areas between 1840-1920. (Wilmington, Ohio).


Norwood Avenue Historic District

The Norwood Avenue Historic District homes were mostly built between 1892 and 1933. It is significant as an example of a typical pre-World War II suburban subdivision whose development spans the streetcar and early-auto eras. (Cranston, RI)


Thursday, 08/11/2022

Brookwood-Irvington Place Historic District

The Brookview-Irvington Park Historic District (Fort Wayne) has an outstanding collection of residential architecture from the early to mid 20th century, with a wide variety of styles, sizes, and building costs as it developed between 1906-1965.


Ibach House, Munster, IN

The Town of Munster (Lake County, IN) was first settled around a rail stop in the 1850s as a Calumet region agricultural center. It was was formally incorporated in 1907 and named in honor of one of the area's first distinguished residents.


Glendale Park Historic District

The Glendale Park Historic District (Hammond, IN) incorporates many of the concepts of the City Beautiful Movement that grew out of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.


Wednesday, 08/10/2022

West End Historic District

The West End Historic District (Fort Wayne) is an area rich in architectural and socio-historical associations. The area was the site of suburban growth as early as the canal era of the 1830's, and remained a popular middle and upper class neighborhood until well into the 20th century.


Lafayette Place Historic District

The Lafayette Place Historic District boundaries follow the plat as designed by noted landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff. Influenced by classical French landscape architecture formalism and American City Beautiful urban design. The level terrain influenced the symmetrical plan and wide central boulevard of the plat, as did the interurban electric railroad that bisected the southern third of the plat. (Fort Wayne, IN)


Tuesday, 08/09/2022

Hebron Meadows Historic District

The Hebron Meadows Historic Districtis a suburban subdivision located approximately three miles east of downtown Evansville. It is a residential neighborhood characterized by a curvilinear streets.


Washington Avenue Historic District

The Washington Avenue Historic Districtis a fully developed residential area located on flat land approximately one half mile east of the Ohio River. It is separated from the river by a highway and levee and by the Riverside Historic District (Evansville, IN).


Monday, 08/08/2022

Red Wing Residential Historic District

The Red Wing Residential Historic District embodies the complex history of an important upper Midwest community, retaining a physical cohesiveness coupled with an aesthetic quality which has no known remaining counterparts in Minnesota and few in the Midwest. (City of Red Wing, Goodhue County).


Lincolnshire Historic District

The Lincolnshire Historic District is one of Evansville's most impressive architectural zones. It features a concentration of artistic 1920s and 1930s revival architecture which has no local peer.


Sunday, 08/07/2022

Spring City Historic District

Spring City Historic District: With its wide streets and square blocks. Spring City is typical of the Mormon village plan. The historic district boundaries are coincident with the city limits. and enclose about ninety-five blocks and three hundred and six structures. (Sanpete County, Utah)


Riverside Historic District

The Riversude Historic District, situated on an oxbow of the Ohio River, is a primarily residential area which was developed in the last two quarters of the nineteenth and first quarter of the twentieth centuries. (Evansville, Indiana)


Saturday, 08/06/2022

Garfield Drive Historic District

The Garfield Drive Historic District is one of the few areas on the near south side of Indianapolis, Indiana that has a single, concentrated period of building and a limited number of architectural styles that dominate the house types in the district. Many of the houses, especially the ones overlooking Garfield Park, are large and excellent examples of their types/styles.


Decatur, Indiana

The City of Decatur functions as the county seat of Adams County, Indiana and is named after Stephen Decatur, Jr., an American naval officer who served in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812.


Endee Manor Historic District

Endee Manor was the largest workers' housing development built in Bristol, CT in the mid-1910s. Constructed in 1916-1917, it consists of 102 frame houses of one to two stories, set on small lots on three adjacent streets.


Friday, 08/05/2022

Minne Lusa Residential Historic District

The Minne Lusa Residential Historic District is comprised of small to mid-sized homes planned and built in Omaha City, Nebraska by developer C.W. Martin, with designs for many homes attributed to architect Everett S. Dodds.


Melrose Heights-Oak Lawn-Fairview Historic District

Melrose Heights-Oak Lawn-Fairview Historic District— for Columbia, South Carolina, growth beyond the city limits began in the late nineteenth century. Shandon, located southeast of the city by 1893, holds the distinction as Columbia's first "official" suburb. Melrose Heights (1900) developed shortly thereafter, as did the subdivisions of Fairview (1910) and Oak Lawn (1925). [See: Streetcar Suburbs]


Ellensburg, Washington

The City of Ellensburg downtown has a unified and attractive appearance. Later Victorian architectural styles with a few early twentieth-century Neoclassic and Art Deco styled buildings dominate downtown. The historic character and classic urban streetscapes define the community and serves as one of its strongest assets. (Kittitas County, WA)


Ashby Manor Historic District

The Ashby Manor Historic District derives its name from Newton B. and Harriet Wallace Ashby who owned a farm encompassing the present district. Purchased by Harriet Ashby in January, 1911, the farm encompassed 20.56 acres. In succeeding years they were to become the developers and namesakes of the district. (Des Moines, IA)


Thursday, 08/04/2022

Summerseat, National Historic Landmark

Summerseat, (Morrisville, PA) built around 1770, was from 1806 to 1813 the home of George Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence for Pennsylvania, a merchant, and politician


Hilton Head SC

Hilton Head Island is the second largest barrier island on the east coast. It is roughly 12 by 5 miles (or 29,000 acres).


Pine City, Minnesota

Settlement of the Pine City, Minnesota area occurred initially as the result of the construction of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad which was completed in 1869.


Third Street Cottages

The Third Street Cottages (Langley, WA) were the first in the United States to utilize a 'cottage housing development' land use code, allowing a 100 percent density increase for size-limited (all cottages were less than 1,000 sqft.) smaller homes in all single-family residential zones.


The buildings within the densely packed Brookings Central Residential Historic District are mostly two-story residential buildings, interspersed by several one-story homes, a number of churches, two apartment buildings and a service station.


Brookings Central Residential Historic District

The buildings within the densely packed Brookings Central Residential Historic District are mostly two-story residential buildings, interspersed by several one-story homes, a number of churches, two apartment buildings and a service station.


Plankinton, South Dakota

The Town of Plankinton (Aurora County, SD) was named the temporary county seat in August, 1881, and it won the permanent seat in a November, 1882 election.


Tuesday, 08/02/2022

Dell Rapids Residential Historic District

The Dell Rapids Residential Historic District contains the best and most intact examples of late 19th and early 20th century residences in the City of Dell Rapids, South Dakota.


Philadelphia, PA

Newcomers to Philadelphia have nearly 40% more to spend on homes than locals. Out-of-towners have bigger budgets than locals in relatively affordable destinations like Philadelphia, Atlanta and Dallas because many are remote workers moving in from more expensive places, often with high hometown salaries and proceeds from a home sale. [ www.reffin.com ]


Danville, Indiana

The City of Danville is located along the Vermilion River, in East Central Illinois, at the border with the State of Indiana. The city is the heart of Vermilion County, serving as the core of the metropolitan area as well as the county seat. This status has been shaped in large part by Danville's rich history.


Monday, 08/01/2022

Between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the fourth quarter of 2024, Moody's Analytics predicts home prices to rise in the following cities:

  1. Albany, GA — 9.8%
  2. Casper, WY — 8.0%
  3. New Bern, NC — 7.6%
  4. Rocky Mount, NC — 7.3%
  5. Augusta, GA — 7.2%
  6. Hartford, CT — 7.1%
  7. Columbus, GA — 6.6%
  8. Farmington, NM — 6.5%
  9. Valdosta, GA — 6.4%
  10. Danville, IL — 6.3%
  11. www.fortune.com ]