Juniper Hill (Middletown Township) and Vermilion Hills (Falls Township) are mid-1950s Levittown neighborhoods built in Bucks County, PA.
From Marcus Hook on the Delaware River state border to Morrisville across from Trenton, New Jersey, the range of options for the public to access the Pennsylvania side of the Tidal River is broad. This diversity of options, from intimately scaled neighborhood parks to vast natural preserves, is the result of hundreds of years of history, culture, economics, and community. [ www.dvrpc.org ]
The history of the City of Glenwood was centered around the local forests and the Glenwood Manufacturing Company, which built the first lumber camp in 1883. [county seat Pope County, MN ]
Hartsog Village is a development of two and three bedroom condominiums built in the early 2000s in Colorado Springs. [ El Paso County, CO ]
The Worthington Historic District encompasses the original village of Worthington, as planned in 1802 before the first settlers left New England for their new home in Franklin County, Ohio.
Mechanicsburg Borough — Because of its location, at the junction of two major east-west Cumberland County roads and because the Cumberland Valley Railroad was extended here in 1837, the borough became an important commercial center in the county by the middle of the nineteenth century.
The Boiling Springs Historic District consists of the seven acre, elongated, man-made lake, the springs that feed the lake at its north end, the banks and structures that, surround it, and the original six block area of the village. [ South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, PA ]
Bright MLS classifies Central Pennsylvania as containing the following counties. Together last month, 36.1% of sold homes here received over list price.
The City of St. Joseph: became the permanent seat of County government in 1894. By the 1890's tourists had discovered the City. Hotels were erected and the Silver Beach Amusement Park was opened not long after. [ Berrien County, MI ]
The Country Club Historic District: is a fine example of the large, planned residential neighborhoods that were developed in the 1920's and 1930's. At that time, real estate entrepreneurs such as J. C. Nichols, developer of the Country Club District in Kansas City, were being referred to as "community builders." [ Omaha, Nebraska ]
According to realtor.com the median home price in Omaha City was bucking the trend seen in many U.S. cities by being up 12.8% in February when compared to the same month last year.
Conway City: In 1732 Alexander Skene and Justice Robert Wright surveyed the area, placing the village of Kingston, which would later become Conway, at the center of the township. With a high demand for leather in Europe, the deerskin trade became a lucrative business in the first half of the eighteenth century, and by 1720 Kingston was operating as a fur trading post. [ Horry County, SC ]
Gautier City, is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Jackson County on the West Bank of the Pascagoula River, locally known as the "Singing River." The Mississippi Gulf Coast area was explored in 1699 by Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville, sent by the King of France to claim this important coastal region.
West Whiteland Township — The most significant man-made features of the Township, aside from its dispersed farm complexes and rural homes, are key transportation routes: the Lincoln Highway (the Nation's first turnpike, the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, 1792-17944), the Pennsylvania Railroad (one of the earliest railroads in the United States, 1833-4), the Chester Valley Railroad, 1850-1854, and the Trenton Cut-off, 1880-1904. It is along these significant avenues of travel that most of the Township's historic and architectural resources are located, including wayside inns, grist mills, outstanding farm complexes and manor houses, and late 19th century suburban homes. [ Chester County, PA ]
Heber City, the seat of Wasatch County, UT, was originally settled in 1859, after the construction of a road linking Provo and the Heber Valley.
Grand Forks Riverside Neighborhood Historic District — John L. Lewis began constructing homes in the Riverside Park Addition in 1883, collaborating with itinerant architect/builder Mr. Jordan to construct what were almost certainly pattern-book houses. Four identical Queen Anne houses, built in 1883, survive today, albeit in new locations and/or in restored condition following the 1997 Flood. The speculatively-built houses reflected the nationally popular and "showy" Queen Anne style and presumably would attract the right kind of buyers to the new neighborhood. Four smaller, less expensive houses of similar style were also built in 1883. [ Grand Forks, ND ]
Anti E-S-G Coalition
Earlier this month a coalition of 19 states signed an open letter declaring their opposition to the use of environmental, social and governance factors in government investing and outlined legislative priorities to that effect. The alliance includes Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. It has been reported that Indiana is conisdering joining the coalition. [ www.plansponsor.com ]
It's Official: Utah has a new state flag following Governor Cox's signing the bipartisan bill. The contentious road to its adoption began in 2019. The original flag will remain in use as well and is hereinafter known as the "Utah's Historic State Flag."
In 1797, the Oxford area was split into Upper and Lower Oxford Townships, Chester County. Hood's Crossing was a part of the township and a stopover for travelers as stagecoaches from Philadelphia and Baltimore traveled through three times a week.
The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located two miles south of the Town of Keystone in Pennington County, South Dakota.
Robeson Township was organized in 1729 and named after Andrew Robeson. Most of the early settlements were located in close proximity to the Schuylkill River, Allegheny Creek, Hay Creek, Seidel Creek, and Indian Corn Creek.
Pike Township was erected in 1813 from land taken predominantly from District Township with minor contributions coming from Rockland, Oley, and Earl Townships. [ Berks County, PA ]
The City of Grand Island, the seat of Hall County, Nebraska, was incorporated in 1872.
The Belfast Historic District contains one of Maine's most architecturally important concentrations of nineteenth century architecture. A large percentage of these structures date from before the Civil War, Belfast's most important period of development. [ City of Belfast, Waldo County, ME ].
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The Wallace Historic District, one of the more architectuarally intact urban cores in Idaho. Spanning the period 1890-1933, it presents a variety of styles including commercial, Neo-classical Revival, Second Renaissance Revival and Art Deco. [ City of Wallace, Shoshone, County ]
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The All Saints Historic District experienced its greatest period of growth from 1900 to 1919 when houses were built. The houses dating from this era are fairly modest in size and style. There are numerous fine examples of bungalows, cube houses, and one-and-a-half story gabled cottages that were home to Sioux Falls' aspiring middle class. [ Sioux Falls, SD ]
Mansfield, Texas, historically a small trade center at the crossroads of regional trails and roads in southeast Tarrant County, Texas is now a rapidly growing suburban community within the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.
The Winton Historic District includes the majority of the historic resources in the Town of Winton. Established in 1766 as the county seat of Hertford County, NC.
The City of Millcreek — Until the 1930s the Mill Creek Community consisted of country and farm houses dotting gravel roads with large, intervening agricultural parcels. During World War II it began its transition to a Salt Lake City suburb eventually becoming an incorporated city in 2016. [ Salt Lake County, UT ]
The Second and Third Street Historic District typified the development of Streetcar Suburbs in Cedar Rapids at the turn of the 20th century. [ Linn County, IA ]
At the core of the Beaver Historic District is Third Street, containing the town's historic commercial district. Surrounding the downtown are residential areas between Third Street and the Ohio River to the south, to the Beaver-Bridgewater line on the east, toward a hill to the north, and to the Vanport-Beaver borough line on the west. [ Beaver Borough ]
The City of Marion was formerly the seat of Linn County and is known as a major division of the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. The town is named in honor of General Francis Marion, officer in the Revolutionary War.
City of Cedar Rapids — Soon after the land of east central Iowa opened to settlers in the late 1830s, a stretch along the Cedar River in Linn County, Iowa known for its swift flowing rapids was identified by a few pioneer settlers and a handful of early land speculators as a prospective town site.
The Illsley Place-West Rudsill Historic District is an example of the historic trends in the development and growth of Fort Wayne, and its connection to the city's planning and beautification. It has outstanding examples of architecture, and reflects design principles important in the history of community planning. [ Allen County, IN ]
The Foster Park Neighborhood Historic District is the embodiment of distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction in its residences built between 1924 and 1963. [ For Wayne, IN ]
The City of Weiser—Thomas Galloway, an Oregon Trail emigrant and miner, homesteaded near the confluence of the Snake and Weiser rivers in 1864. Galloway and others built the first bridge across the Weiser River in 1865. By the 1870s, the settlement was known as "Weiser Bridge."[ Washington County, ID ]
The Sherman Park Addition Historic District (also known as the Fort Grounds neighborhood) was platted in 1905. It The district's houses reflects what architecture was popular in the city from 1905-1921. [ Coeur d'Alene, Idaho ]
The City of Montpelier, Idaho traces its beginnings to 1864 when 16 Mormon familes came here to homestead. [Bear Lake County ]
The Fort Russell Neighborhood Historic District began developing during the last few decades of the nineteenth century, with the earliest dwelling dating to 1875. It represents a "rich display of early residential architecture ... significant as well for the historical connections between the houses and many of the people who built the town. [ Latah County, ID ]
Since its founding in 1861, the City of Lewiston has served as a regional service center, providing goods, services and employment to about 150,000 people living in surrounding areas. [ Nez Perce County ]
The City of Buhl was named for Frank H. Buhl, a wealthy mining man. It was established in 1906 as a business center for the newly irrigated tract of the Twin Falls Investment Company. [ Twin Falls County, Idaho ]
House Plan Books in America — Plan books are a brochure or magazine that feature various house plans for construction. Often, they contain exterior and interior drawings that represent a particular or popular architecture style and design and are created by an architectural firm or company, like Sears and Roebuck.
Assigned by Ezra Taft Benson and Brigham Young with onlu a minimum of notice, Charles C. Rich established what wuld become the City of Paris on September 26, 1863, so that spring crops could be planted in time for a short growing season in 1864. [ Bear Lake County, ID ]
The City of Rexburg began as a Mormon colony with thirteen settlers that year. In 1883, in a foot of snow, the town was surveyed into lots at the direction of William Preston. Preston gave the community its name based on the German ancestral name 'Rex' which is a surname to Thomas Ricks. [ Madison County, ID ]
According to the website greateridaho.com, the State of Idaho has less regulation than any other state, leading to low unemployment and a much lower cost of living.
The City of Middletown was laid out in 1802 by Stephen Vail, a pioneer who had traveled to what would become the Middletown area from New Jersey. The original plat of the town contained 52 lots located east of the river. [ Butler County, OH ]
The Town of Stinesville became a boom town in the 1890s. The population swelled to nearly one thousand as skilled carvers and stone workers found employment at the mill and settled here. [ Monroe County, IN ]
Milford Township is home to the Millstone at Parkside subdivision, a new construction development of 30 custome detached singles by Keystone Builders. [ Bucks County, PA ]
The Town of Grantsville was incorporated in 1864-1865 and re-chartered in 1878. During the last half of the 19th century, the economy of the Grantsville area was dependent on farming. [ Garrett County, MD ]
The Constitution Historic District is a neighborhood just north of the commercial core of Lexington that was developed from the second decade of the nineteenth century continuing until the early 20th century. [ Fayette County, KY ]
The City of Murfreesboro was originally named Cannonsburgh when founded in 1811. It was incorporated in 1818 and named the capital (later changed to Nashville) of Tennessee because of its central location. [ Rutherford County ]
Hilltown Township's early history can be traced as far back as the year 1683, when the area now known as the Village of Hilltown was the site of a meeting between William Penn and the Indian Chiefs of the Delaware Nation. [ Bucks County, PA ]
The Portland region is one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S., with the City of Portland having an average rent of $2,500 per month and an average home price of $430,000. [ Foot Traffic Ahead (PDF) ]
Arkansas K-12 Education — the State's School Choice program enables a student in kindergarten through grade 12 to attend a school in a nonresident district. School applications are accepted every year between January and May 1. [ arkansas.gov ]
Springfield Township was established in 1703. It was settled primarily by English, Welsh and Germans. Historic communities represented within the township boundaries are Erdenheim, Enfield, Flourtown, Oreland and Wyndmoor. [ Montgomery County, PA ]
Doylestown Borough is the seat of government for Bucks County, PA and home to a combined 10 properties and districts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lower Frederick Township occupies 8.2 square miles of rugged land in the Perkiomen Valley in western Montgomery County. The township is located on the west bank of the Perkiomen Creek and borders five other municipalities: Upper Frederick, Limerick, Perkiomen, and Upper Salford townships and Schwenksville borough.
The most undervalued markets to purchase a home are located predominantly in the Midwest and near the East Coast, led by Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis and Philadelphia. [ U.S. News & World Report ]
The City of Moab was incorporated in 1902. Like other settlements of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), Moab was laid out according to the "Plat of Zion." [ Grand County, UT ]
The settlement of Springdale, UT in its present location occurred in the fall of 1862 when a group of Mormon pioneers, responded to a call from Brigham Young to establish a Cotton Mission in the south/ [ Washington County ]
The City of Hot Springs is the seat of Garland County, Arkansas; it is situated about 45 miles southwest of Little Rock.
Carson City, Nevada's capital, was first platted as a townsite by Abraham Curry in 1858 under the provisions of the federal "Townsite Act of 1844." [ Ormsby County ]
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Homes in the Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District were built from the 1870s to the 1920s. The District encompasses models of suburban residential architecture which possess high merit and quality. [Oak Park, IL ]
The Riverside Historic District is largely unchanged in form and appearance since the time of its development in the first decades of the twentieth century. It features a variety of middle class homes representative of that era. Its period of significance is from 1895 to 1949/ [ Muncie, IN ]
The Kid Alley Residential Historic District is one of the remaining intact tracts of land subdivided as "settlement lots" by M. M. Moore in 1890. This district runs north and south along 11th Avenue for one block, beginning at 9th Place and taking in both sides of the road. [ Phenix, AL ]
The City of Springfield is located in the southwest section of Missouri and is the seat of Greene County.
The City of Columbus is the birthplace of Governor Jim Pillen. It is a first-class city, having a mayor-council form of government with a city administrator. [ Platte County, Nebraska ]
The City of Watertown was platted in 1878 and incorporated in 1879. It is the birthplace of Governor Kristi Noem. [Codington County, SD ]
The Elmsood Historic District significant historical resources date almost exclusively from the years 1860‑1910, the period of the area's greatest growth and prosperity. [ Providence, RI ]
The Mount Auburn Historic District is located in Cincinatti, OH and is home to the William Howard Taft National Historic Landmark.
The Brady Heights Historic District contains some two hundred fifty architecturally or historically significant buildings. The name "Brady Heights" refers to the subdivision which, together with the Burgess Hills subdivision, comprises the Historic District. [ Tulsa, OK ]
The Maple Ridge Residential Historic District is a predominately single family, district containing approximately 700 homes built from 1913‑1932. [ Tulsa, OK ]
The Rose Hill Historic District, situated on the west side of Versailles, Kentucky, contains the houses of some of the area's most prominent early citizens. As evidence of their affluence, the structures are among the most architecturally significant in this historic Bluegrass community.
Rose Hill Historic District: At the end of 1888 when a Sioux City, Iowa newspaper asked Ransom Chase, one of Rose Hill's proprietors, to comment on future growth in the city, he was optimistic about Rose Hill's prospects. He predicted that the investment in paving, sewers, gas lines and water pipes in the area bounded by Jackson Street (several blocks east of Douglas Street), Summit Street, and Twenty-First Street would attract homebuilders in 1889.
The New City of Mentalphysics Historic District represents the largest collection of works (11 buildings in addition to the site plan), by the master architect Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., more commonly known as Lloyd Wright. Each of his buildings is a significant example of Organic Architecture. [ San Bernardino County, CA ]
The City of Yuma, AZ achieved prominence during the half of the 20th century as a transportation center, both as a place to cross the Colorado and as a distribution and collection point, for communities either inland or upriver.
The Borough of Roseland is a suburban community of primarily single family homes covering a 3-1/2 square mile area in Essex County, NJ.
The Buena Vista Park Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance as an excellent collection of popular architectural styles and housing types in Tulsa during the period of 1913 to 1933. [ Tulsa County, OK ]
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Real estate executives poured money into the Mayor Adams' re-election account last year, bolstering his formidable filing of nearly $1.3 million that was made public Wednesday by the New York City Campaign Finance Board. [ Politico ]
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The Village of Greenwich Historic District is historically and architecturally significant for its highly intact, cohesive collection of architecture which spans the 19th-early 20th centuries and reflects the historical growth and development of the village from a small early-19th century rural agricultural community to a prosperous milling community by the end of the century. [Washington County, NY ]
Located in southeast Memphis, TN the Glenview Historic District consists of houses built between circa 1910 to 1997. The vast majority of the residences are from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Mclean, Virginia: Established in 1910, this community ())census-designated place) of McLean is named for former Washington Post owner and editor, John. R. McLean. He participated as an investor in the creation of the Great Falls and Old Dominion Electric Railway in 1906 which connected the area with Washington, D.C.
Neshaminy School District buyer and seller closed transactions for 2022: last year more District buyers and sellers chose Keller Williams than #2 and #3 real estate brands combined. [Bucks County, PA]
Edgemont (The Jenks Homestead) is a very fine example of the early Federal period of architecture. The house expresses much of the best qualities of the style. The house was built by a Quaker, Charles Jenks. The Quakers held on to building styles somewhat longer than their contemporaries. This (might) explain why the house was built at a somewhat later date than what is usually considered the early Federal period. [Bucks County, PA]
The City of Mountain Home, Arkansas (the seat of Baxter County), was originally called Rapp's corner and later, incorprated as a town in 1888.
Allentown Historic District —this Monmouth County, NJ borough developed along one of two Indian Paths which connected the settlements in East Jersey (of which it was a part) to those in West Jersey. The route became known as the "Lower Road." It led northward from Bordentown in Burlington County to the northeast, through Crosswicks and Allentown, to the Millstone River where it gradually bent northward, reaching the Upper Road (which originated from the falls of the Delaware River — now near Trenton) somewhere below the Raritan. The Lower Road was eventually called York Road.
An entire block in Avalon Borough, NJ is available for sale. The 3-plus-acre property stretches from Dune Drive to Ocean Drive and 20th to 21st Streets, only three blocks from the beach [Cape May County]
The Rattlesnake Historic District is a residential neighborhood located in a geographically unique and a historically important part of Missoula, Montana.
Some metropolitan areas still have a decent amount of relatively affordable housing, and have seen rising sales and prices in 2022, which are anticipated to continue rising throughout 2023 accprding to Realtor.com.
The Harvard-Belmont Historic District encompasses a prime residential area on the west slope of Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's streetcar suburbs which blossomed during the first decade of the 20th century.
The Wallingford-Meridian Streetcar Historic District was listed on the National Register in 2022. Development around and within the historic district in the mid-1930s reflect the replacement of the once ubiquitous streetcar lines. [ Seattle, WA ]
Seattle, Washington had the second-highest year-over-year increase in housing inventory as of Dec. 10, among the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Only Salt Lake City, Utah saw a bigger percentage spike in home listings. [ www.axios.com ]
Town of Mattapoisett is from an Indian Word meaning Place of Rest. First settled about 1750. [ Plymouth County, MA ]
Kent County, DE was created in 1683 to succeed the English settlement which was begun circa 1670 along the St. Jones River.
Aspendale was built by Charles Numbers; started in 1771 and finished in 1773. He adopted the "Quaker Plan" that William Penn had advocated in 1684. [ Kenton, Delaware ]
The Town of Viola was incorporated in 1913. It originated as a stop (Canterbury Station) on the Delaware Railroad around 1856. [ Kent County, DE ]
This year Barnes & Noble is opening more stores than it is closing, including two Boston area stores in locations formerly occupied by Amazon Books.
White Lake City was first settled in the early 1880s. [ Aurora County, South Dakota ]
The Boal Mansion owes its appearance and character to three separate stages of building activity that took place in the years 1789, 1798, and 1898-1905. [ Harris Township, Centre County PA ]
The Andes Historic District, a well-preserved grouping of vernacular structures, is significant as an embodiment of nineteenth and early twentieth century architectural styles as interpreted in a rural upstate New York community. [ Town of Andes, Delaware County, NY ]
Virginia City, MT emerged in late spring 1863, when a regional gold rush that began in nearby Grasshopper Creek in 1862 shifted to Alder Gulch, "the richest placer gold strike in the Rocky Mountains."
An original developer's plat plan (circa 1900) for Morris Heights (Morrisville, PA) shows proposed home prices ranging from $800 to $2,000. It also shows a proposed road (Dana Avenue) that was never built. Our guess is that it was originally intended to connect with what is now Overton Avenue in the Edgehill Gardens neighborhood. Likely the wooded, steep grade made the potential cost prohibitive.
Heads in beds as an investment strategy has been unstoppable over the past few years. For the first time on record, more money was invested globally last year in rented residential — multifamily, student housing and senior living — than in offices, data showed. [ www.bisnow.com ]
The Thetford Hill Historic District is a largely intact and unified concentration of late 18th to mid 19th century residential structures. With few exceptions, the buildings of the district predate the Civil War. [ [Thetford Town, Orange County, VT ]
Decatur Homesteads was the creation of the New Deal Era Resettlement Administration in the 1930s which sought to better the lives of working-class families by providing affordable homes with added features that would make the households self-sufficient. [ Adams County, IN ]
The Eccles Avenue Historic District includes many important structures designed by two Ogden architects, Leslie S. Hodgson and Eber F. Piers, who developed a distinct neighborhood of regionalized variations based on the Prairie Style of atchitecture
2023 Housing Forecast
Realtor.com just released its housing forecast for the coming year. Average mortgage rates 7.4%; home price rise +5.4%; for sale inventory +22.8%; sale of existing homes -14.1%; single family housing starts -5.4%. Forecast is for national averages; all real estate is local and of course varies by market across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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 ]