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Old 07-08-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Pretty much all of Lower Manhattan, but I love the general area around south street seaport, the extreme lower east-ish side, where the streets are cobblestone, and some of the oldest bars in the city are.
Front Street is IMHO one of the quaintest in the far south of Manhattan.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: The City
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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Basically all of central Savannah is a great historic area--and very walkable especially with the old park square layout.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Basically all of central Savannah is a great historic area--and very walkable especially with the old park square layout.
I was going to mention Savannah, too. And though I rarely defend the south, I lived there for many years and thoroughly enjoyed weekend escapes to rare pedestrian-friendly historic destinations, especially the Fan in Richmond, VA, Downtown Charleston, SC, and once in a while Savannah.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Well, we have to include Williamsburg, VA - not just the historical park but the areas around William and Mary College as well. Also, Annapolis MD - the whole place, basically!

Fort Monroe, VA -

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...03086826_n.jpg

The Appalachian communities -

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...76015887_n.jpg

The Azalea District, Tyler TX -

Tyler Texas > Departments > Historic Preservation > Landmarks and National Districts > Residential Sites

The Historic District, Columbus GA -
http://s3.media.squarespace.com/prod...nanny-8935.jpg

The Garden District in New Orleans -
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...Bs5B81IJbknteg

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Old 07-08-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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I agree with Beacon Hill in Boston.

Locally, I like Hanover Square: Hanover Square, Syracuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:42 PM
 
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Basically all of central Savannah is a great historic area--and very walkable especially with the old park square layout.
It's a lovely place. Adding, Cape May, NJ.

http://www.notabletravels.com/wp-con...s-Cape-May.jpg

http://www.capemaychamber.com/files/569.jpeg

http://victoriaelizabethbarnes.com/w...ecture.-23.jpg
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:06 AM
 
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Ahem, walkable historic areas are not rare in the south. My favorite is Charleston SC.

By walkable does that mean a yuppie bar around the corner - You'll find that at a random neighborhood behind a strip mall.

Charleston fits my definition of Walkable because it draws me to get out and walk around and savor the ambience.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Elfreth's Alley is always popular with walking tourists in Philly-it is said to be the oldest continuously lived on street in the US.

The houses look amazing and I think the price is a steal-but you'll have to deal with tourists peering into your home haha.


123 Elfreths Alley, Philadelphia PA For Sale - Trulia

133 Elfreths Alley #35, Philadelphia PA For Sale - Trulia
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire gets no hype whatsoever but it has a phenomenal historic downtown:

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0771...R2ig!2e0?hl=en

It looks more like an old English city than an American one.
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