Friday, August 04, 2006

Historic Phoenix Willo Neighborhood Makes Country's Top 10 Cottage Neighborhoods

The Country's Top 10 Cottage Neighborhoods
Daily Real Estate News August 4, 2006

What makes a great "cottage" neighborhood? These are places with porches and gardens, lots of parks, streets where you can stroll to local shops and restaurants, areas with impressive architecture, and places where historic neighbors know your name and are trustworthy.

In its current issue, Cottage Living Magazine used these and other factors to choose the top 10 cottage communities in the United States. The magazine divided the country into five regions and picked two cottage neighborhoods from each. It targeted metropolitan areas with at least 100,000 people.

The winning neighborhoods are:

Lake Otsego area of Portland, Ore. A neighborhood noteworthy for tiny homes and towering trees. $450,000 buys a 2-bedroom fixer-upper.

McDonald Park area of Pasadena, Calif. Historically intact collection of classic homes; $800,000 and up.

Willo Historic Phoenix neighborhood Arizona. Charming and close to offices and downtown; $450,000 for a 2-bedroom, 1 bath, home.

West Austin Park near the University of Texas. $400,000 for a two-bedroom cottage near the neighborhood center.

Bryn Mawr section of Minneapolis. Five minutes from downtown and near large parks; $300,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bath house in good shape.

Cottage Home neighborhood of Indianapolis, Ind. A funky, downtown community; $250,000 for the nicest home in the neighborhood.

Albemarle Park, near downtown Ashville, N.C. A secluded neighborhood on a wooded mountaintop. Homes rarely sell, but when one does, the price is about $300,000 for a 2,000-square-foot home.

Kenwood area of St. Petersburg, Fla. About 10 miles from the beach with lots of porches for surviving hot days; $250,000 will buy you the nicest house on the block.

DelRay area of Alexandria, Va. A half-dozen metro stops from the nation’s capital. $550,000 may buy you a small house if you move quickly before prices rise.

The South End area of Burlington, Vt. Described as "artsy-craftsy and cute." For $300,000 you can buy a 2,000-square-foot house with a small yard.

Source: Cottage Living, Logan Ward (08/01/2006)

If you are looking at purchasing a home in the Willo Historic Phoenix neighborhood, call Laura Boyajian, aka, Laura B. directly today at 602.400.0008. You may also visit her Historic Central Phoenix website at:

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