Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This Old House names North Charleston’s Park Circle a Best Old-House Neighborhood

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Park Circle in North Charleston, SC has been named amongst the 2012 Best Old-House Neighborhoods. The editors of This Old House have tracked down neighborhoods that have promising futures, strong communities, and homes that truly deserve a long-term commitment.

This Old House notes Park Circle to be a location of “hundreds of lovingly crafted—albeit more modest and affordable—old houses surrounding a 30-plus-acre park filled with baseball fields, playgrounds, and a weekly farmer's market.”

Reasons to buy in Park Circle, according to This Old House, are many, “with its affordable houses and plenty of restaurants and shops on Montague Avenue, its main commercial thoroughfare, Park Circle is popular among first-time homebuyers. A new elementary school and a performing arts school draw families with children. Since more of the former naval base's buildings are being converted to office space, this is a great place for anyone with a good business plan, too.”

North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey stated, “After the closure of the Navy Base, a sustainable, community-driven vision was set forth for Park Circle and its surrounding communities. We hoped for a renaissance, and we got just that. Today, Park Circle is a diverse, progressive, vibrant neighborhood full of young families and professionals that are active in the community, take pride in their homes, and patronize our local, small businesses.” Mayor Summey continued, “We are honored to receive this recognition from This Old House, and consider it validation that Park Circle and the City of North Charleston are truly a great place to live, work, and play.”

This Old House scoured the United States and Canada to find unique, tight-knit neighborhoods for their fifth annual search for the Best Old-House Neighborhoods. These places might not be on your radar, but deserve to be, according to the magazine’s editors. features 61 great spots, 51 in the United States and 10 in Canada, that fit the criteria of old-house neighborhoods – architectural diversity, craftsmanship of the homes, and the preservation momentum in the area as well as neighborhood amenities including walkability, safety and community. With the help of, neighborhood groups, real estate agents, and preservation societies, This Old House compiled their list of the best places to fall in love with one-of-a-kind period houses and bargains in need of a DIY remodel. The winning neighborhoods are also divided into categories such as Best Bargains, Best for Retirees, Best College Towns, and more.

Within the various categories of winning neighborhoods by This Old House, Park Circle was among: The South, Waterfront, Lots to Do, Family Friendly, First-Time Buyers, Cottages and Bungalows, and Easy Commute.

(Neighborhoods are listed alphabetically by State in all categories) 

About This Old House
This Old House Ventures Inc. is America’s premier home enthusiast brand, netting 50 million multi-media impressions each month through its award-winning television, print, and web properties. The leading consumer publication for home how-to and inspiration, the award-winning This Old House magazine currently has a circulation of 950,000 and reaches an audience of almost six million. This Old House is available on tablets and is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.

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