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Old 09-25-2010, 08:24 AM
Location: Reston, VA
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Default Historical neighborhoods with bungalows

I will be visiting Roanoke next month and I want to explore the historical residential neighborhoods near downtown. I am particularly interested in neighborhoods or streets with smaller (2-3 bedrooms) bungalow-style (e.g., one-storied with porch) houses. I have heard that the Old Southwest neighborhood is historical, but from the pictures Iíve seen, the houses look rather large (but maybe pictures are deceiving). Could someone recommend any nice, historical neighborhoods or streets of well-kept smaller houses?
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:48 AM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Old SW does have quite a variety of sizes once you go block by block.

Keep traveling south and west and you'll find Wasena...

Wasena Neighborhood Forum

and of course Raleigh Court...

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Old 09-26-2010, 01:56 PM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Default Several Neighborhoods

There are several neighborhoods that fit your description. I'm relatively new here but here are the ones we considered when looking for the same style of house.

Old Southwest -- not true Arts & Crafts bungalows but nice older four squares and a nice neighborhood vibe.

Raleigh Court -- Great neighborhood with a fantastic village. . . the real deal. Not a pretend, new fangled village center.

South Roanoke -- a beautiful Arts & Crafts bungalow on the market right now at Avenham and Broadway. I drive by it almost every day and drool. This neighborhood is not quite as laid back as the other two but it has very well-maintained houses. Most are larger but there are beautiful bungalows.

By the way, there is a realtor in town that specializes in this kind of housing. We used her and loved her. Her company is Renaissance Real Estate.

Good luck
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