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Old 08-14-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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Here's an interesting article/list in regards to the age of the housing stock for these areas: Which metro has America's oldest housing stock? Not Buffalo (though we're close) - Buffalo - Business First
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The City
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interesting
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Not surprised to find Cleveland/Toledo/Milwaukee leading the Midwest, with Chicago behind just a bit. Thought St Louis would be higher.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I'm surprised that Spokane was able to beat out Columbus, Minneapolis, Richmond, and Kansas City, especially considering Spokane's eastern sprawl the weaves its way to Coeur d'Alene.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Thought St Louis would be higher.
A great deal of the housing in many of St. Louis' suburbs was built in the 50s, 60s, and beyond.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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A little surprised to see the DC and NOLA metros ranked that low in comparison to other metros. I also wasn't expecting to see the San Jose metro rank that high.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: south central
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A little surprised to see the DC and NOLA metros ranked that low in comparison to other metros. I also wasn't expecting to see the San Jose metro rank that high.
I'm not that surprised. DC and NOLA are old cities, but they're metros aren't that old, or weren't as big in the past. And DC has experienced a lot of growth over the past few decades, which means more housing is built and that tilts the numbers. Just because the percentage is low, doesn't mean there isn't a lot of old housing. It just means that DC and NOLA also have a lot of newer housing, whereas a city like Buffalo or Scranton peaked even before 1949, and hasn't experienced much growth since.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:14 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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A little surprised to see the DC and NOLA metros ranked that low in comparison to other metros. I also wasn't expecting to see the San Jose metro rank that high.
Surprising that DC ranks lower than Seattle, Portland or Los Angeles.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:30 PM
 
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A little surprised to see the DC and NOLA metros ranked that low in comparison to other metros. I also wasn't expecting to see the San Jose metro rank that high.
Well large swaths of greater NOLA is now post-Katrinia which is 8 years old or less.
Then between the Cold War and the great society DC boomed post-WWII
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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New Geography breaks it down by core city and suburbs. Here are the oldest suburbs in the U.S. (% constructed before 1940).

Boston - 32.4%
Providence - 30.2%
Pittsburgh - 23.5%
Rochester - 21.1%
Buffalo - 21.1%
New York - 18.9%
Hartford - 16.7%
Cleveland - 15.4%
Philadelphia - 14.9%
Milwaukee - 14.0%
Cincinnati - 12.6%
Columbus - 12.4%
Chicago - 11.6%
St. Louis - 10.3%
San Francisco - 9.2%
Indianapolis - 8.8%
Kansas City - 8.8%
Los Angeles - 8.3%
Detroit - 8.2%
Norfolk - 7.0%
Baltimore - 6.8%
Seattle - 6.1%
San Jose - 5.1%
Oklahoma City - 4.9%
Charlotte - 4.6%
Washington, DC - 4.6%
Birmingham - 4.5%
Richmond - 4.1%
San Antonio - 4.1%
Salt Lake - 3.1%
Sacramento - 2.7%
Raleigh - 2.6%
Dallas - 2.5%
Jacksonville - 2.3%
Atlanta - 2.0%
Austin - 2.0%
Miami - 1.5%
Orlando - 1.3%
Phoenix - 0.6%
Las Vegas - 0.3%

America's Oldest Cities | Newgeography.com
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