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Old 09-30-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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We are fortunate enough to be retiring in our early 50's in 2011.

Question: What is the most beautiful historic residential neigborhood in the U.S.?
We are only interested in 2 criteria:
1) a high concentration of beautiful, historic homes;
2) decent weather for most of the year.

(Assume emloyment , housing costs, and all other factors irrelevant.) Feel free to post any photos if you have them.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
Charleston, South Carolina
Boston, Massachutses

I personally like the Between the Rivers Victorian district of Rome, Georgia, but I could be biased.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Lots of places but one that I really liked was the Garden District of New Orleans, amazing homes there. Weather though might bother some people.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Newport, RI.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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Inman Park, Atlanta - developed in 1880 as a streetcar suburb, the neighborhood was connected to Downtown by one of the nation's first streetcar systems running along Edgewood Avenue.
Inman Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inman_Park


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Old 09-30-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Nice Deacon!
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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Originally Posted by tg9999 View Post
We are fortunate enough to be retiring in our early 50's in 2011.

Question: What is the most beautiful historic residential neigborhood in the U.S.?
We are only interested in 2 criteria:
1) a high concentration of beautiful, historic homes;
2) decent weather for most of the year.

(Assume emloyment , housing costs, and all other factors irrelevant.) Feel free to post any photos if you have them.
Thanks in advance.
1. Savannah's Historic District*
2. Savannah's Victorian District
3. Atlanta's Ansley Park*
4. Atlanta's Midtown*
5. Atlanta's Peachtree Battle Neighborhood
6. Atlanta's Brookwood Hills
7. Atlanta's Grant Park
8. Atlanta's Inman Park
9. Atlanta's Druid Hills


"*" = Truly Exquisite!

I hope this helps. Good Luck.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Yorktown, Virginia or even Williamsburgh, Virginia. People are even living in the Colonial Restoration area of Williamsburgh. Last time I was in Yorktown, we had lunch in a cute little restaurant built in 1720. Not too far from the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area either. Lots of things to do, including Busch Gardens.

Another area with a high concentration of historic homes is the Stockade and Rondouts districts of Kingston, New York. The Rondout also has decent growing art scene. Also, Kingston (and nearby New Paltz) has a GREAT location in the Hudson Valley, right outside the Catskills and pretty close to NYC. However, winters are considerably colder and much snowier than the Colonial triangle of Virginia.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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Historic District - Savannah
Beacon Hill - Boston
Back Bay - Boston
South End - Boston
Brooklyn Heights - New York
West Village - New York
Old Town - Key West
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Deacon, Inman Park was the first one I thought of. I never really ventured into the area until I decided to take a different route to Little 5. I was amazed! My car was basically going .5 miles per hour because I wanted to take everything in. It was charming, quaint, and full of splendor at the same time. Those homes are gorgeous!
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