Historic Houses at Bargain Prices

Historic Houses at Bargain Prices

Susie Nadler
Jul 31, 2009
North Side neighborhood in Pueblo, Colorado, where a large wind turbine factory
is being built, bringing new jobs to the area

This Old House online is doing a cool series of posts called Best Old House Neighborhoods, in which they identify the best neighborhoods for finding old houses in various categories, like "fixer-uppers," "waterfront," and so on. The most recent Best Old House features neighborhoods where historic properties can be found for bargain prices. Sounds good to us! Check out a sampling of their results after the jump...

Elgin, Illinois, is full of lovely Queen Annes

Most of the neighborhoods and towns featured here have been through periods of relatively prosperity followed by more depressed years when local industry closed up shop or dwindled; but now a lot of these neighborhoods are experiencing renewals fueled by influxes of young families and new local businesses.

Many of the old homes in the Indianapolis suburb of Woodruff Place were converted to apartments in the sixties and seventies, but can be turned back into single-family homes

For the complete list of 16 neighborhoods where historic homes can be found for relatively cheap, visit This Old House.

(Images: This Old House)

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