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May 17, 2011 7:02AM
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I don't understand how South Kingstown, RI made the list. I spent the first 18 years of my life there and I wouldn't go back if you paid me. It has the worst drug problem of any town in the state. Property taxes are close to the highest in the country. There are so many tourists in the summer that the roads are too packed to drive 5 minutes down the road to go to the grocery store. The people are snooty and have their noses in everyone's business. There is one tiny neighborhood of historic homes right next to URI, but most of them are owned by museums with Section 8 housing on the top floor. My high school boyfriend lived in the house pictured - (see the for rent sign on the side of the house?)- it's an art studio on the first floor with 3 Section 8 apartments upstairs. The majority of homes are tiny ranch styles built in the 50's and are priced much higher than they should ever be worth.
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You need to go to a small town in Virginia, the name is Emporia and it is just off I-95. If you want to see old homes from back in the Civil War. I was born and raised there, but now live in texas. There are some neat old homes in San Antonio also. I know you can't find them all but you could have done a little better job.
Apr 24, 2011 9:52PM
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Sorry folks... but East Nashville is the hood only a few blocks look like the pictures, I lived in Nashville for 8 years; great city, but ask any one about east nashville, its the hood.  

Apr 24, 2011 8:09PM
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Ha! That's cool I grew up in the Field Club neighborhood of Omaha.  I miss it.  Neat to see it featured here...
Apr 24, 2011 6:22PM
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Buffalo, NY has loads of houses like this, many of them priced under $300,000. The Allentown area (Elmwood Village) has Victorian houses, and cottages that date back to the early 1800's. Some of these homes are featured on our annual Garden Walk (aka Buffalo Garden Festival), the biggest garden walk in the country. The houses are part of the charm.
Apr 24, 2011 6:01PM
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I can not believe Eureka Springs, Arkansas was not listed!  The whole place is like a Victorian Village and one of the most incredible towns anywhere.  Someone messed up on this somewhere! Yet Park Hill, Arkansas is listed???? It's no big deal.  I think the research on all this was done from a computer and easy chair.

Apr 24, 2011 5:16PM
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Most of you are taking this as a throw off to your town, but this is just an opinion article and it is nice to see some off the path towns get some recocnition.
Apr 24, 2011 4:49PM
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i guess what most of the people saying other cities should have been listed have forgotten the theme of this series -- old homes. there probably aren't many 100-300 yr old homes in los angeles, and certainly none for $100 - $200k. there are some beautiful homes on the west coast but they aren't old or historic. shoot, the home i live in is 49 yrs old, worth over $550k (market value) and has ~1400 sq ft. thus the difference in buying a track home in a dc suburbs town of over 1m people. but we too have really old homes in the area that date back to before the civil war; and let's not forget mount vernon, monticello etc.  each town is unique and historic in its own way. most of the ones in this article are just old and pretty cheap (by dc standards) but i'd trade mine for any of them!!
Apr 24, 2011 4:43PM
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Interesting how not one home pictured was in Massachusetts, one of the most (if not the most) historical states in the United States. Towns in Massachusetts were already over a hundred years old when some of the towns you mentioned sprang up. We have houses here older then many of those towns. Bleh. Salem. Plymouth. Boston. Ever heard of 'em?
Apr 24, 2011 3:37PM
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I am disappointed that you did not include the Heritage Hill district of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It is the first nationally recognized district for the preservation of historic residences.  The district has homes from the 1850's up to and including a Frank Lloyd Wright home built in the 1920's.  There is easily 75-100 homes in this protected district.  I am sure the other districts have great homes, also.  But the wealth of architecture of this district is phenomenol!.  Even more architectural greats can be found outside the district.  During the 1880's to the 1950's, Grand Rapids was the Furniture Capital of the World....and the houses of the business leaders reflected their prosperity.

Apr 24, 2011 3:17PM
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I live in Adrian, Michigan and we have many many beautiful old homes and a great school system, several private schools, a vocational school, a junior college, a college, and a university.  We also have many many beautiful parks dotted throughout the town, the oldest theater in the state, where they still have plays and are close enough to Toledo, Ohio, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Detroit & Windsor, Ontario.  There is recreation (lakes, lakes lakes, a Michigan Speedway, Hidden Lakes Gardens), in the county, and well it is just a very nice place to live.  We could walk from one side of the city to the other in an hour, and since the sidewalks are all over, walking is easy.  All over the area there are beautiful old homes, as well as new ones.  We are just 9 miles from Ohio, and just a few hours from much of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.  A good place for clean industry to settle and have great choices for their families. 
Apr 24, 2011 2:19PM
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@Chris Pace Yes, Redlands in California should of been here. They have realy nice old-fashion houses there, with realy nice front yards.
Apr 24, 2011 9:56AM
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Astoria, Oregon - restored homes up and down the streets - a small San Francisco - even a cable car!
Apr 24, 2011 9:44AM
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Rhinebeck, NY.  Only two hours from Manhattan.  Tree-lined streets.  Good schools. And the Dutchess County Fair every year.  Check out the tree-lined streets.
Apr 24, 2011 8:15AM
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What about The Gold Coast section of Alameda California
Apr 24, 2011 8:03AM
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I'm very surprised you have nothing from the West coast states,  I have seen some beautiful homes in Seattle and Los Angeles and I'm sure there are some in Oregon.  So what's up with that.  I guess the writer hasn't seen them all!

Apr 24, 2011 7:30AM
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Would have loved to have seen Redlands, California on here.
Apr 24, 2011 7:28AM
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Perhaps you have never been to the hill section of Scranton, PA or the lovely seaside town of Cape May, NJ.  What a shame that you missed these 2!
Apr 24, 2011 7:27AM
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You should have included Bay View, Michigan!  These stately century-old houses are absolutely stunning!  The Bay View community overlooks Little Traverse Bay on beautiful Lake Michigan shores.  The famous bay View Country Club boasts one of the most challenging, and beautiful of all courses in Northern Michigan!  Certainly, a community to be included.
Apr 24, 2011 7:11AM
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