This Old House magazine names Park Circle a Best Old-House Neighborhood
The editors of This Old House magazine have named Park Circle in North Charleston one of 2012’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods.”
The magazine’s editors tracked down 61 neighborhoods in the U.S. and Canada that have promising futures, strong communities and homes that deserve a long-term commitment.
The magazine 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.”
The periodical went on to say, “With its affordable houses and plenty of restaurants and shops on Montague Avenue, its main commercial thoroughfare, Park Circle is popular among first-time home buyers. 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 Keith Summey said afer the base closed in 1996, a community-driven vision was set forth for Park Circle and surrounding areas.
“We hoped for a renaissance, and we got just that,” Summey said. “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.”
Summey added, “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.”
For more information, go to thisoldhouse.com.