Colorado Community Among The 'Nicest Historic Neighborhoods' In America

By Zuri Anderson

April 2, 2024

Springtime at Pearl Street Mall in Boulder
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Many Americans looking for a new home often look for a nice neighborhood to stay. But what's defined as a "nice" neighborhood? It can mean many things based on one's preferences, but several factors can contribute to a neighborhood's reputation. Safety, diversity of housing options, walkability, cleanliness, and proximity to amenities are just some of the considerations, according to a new list from 24/7 Tempo.

The website ranked the 50 "nicest historic neighborhoods" in the country. Analysts explained how they determined their picks:

"To determine the nicest historic neighborhoods in the United States, 24/7 Tempo reviewed district listings from the National Register of Historic Places and five-year data on home value from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2022 American Community Survey. Historic districts registered in the NRHP were ranked based on the average home value of owner-occupied housing units within their boundaries."

A Colorado community earned a spot in the rankings, and it's the Colorado Chautauqua! This neighborhood was declared a historic district in 1978. The average home value is $1,633,704, and the median home age is 56 years. Boulder itself is often praised as one of the best places to live in the state.

Here are the Top 10 nicest historic neighborhoods, according to the findings:

  1. Naples Historic District (Naples, Florida)
  2. Professorville Historic District (Palo Alto, California)
  3. Sagaponack Historic District (Southampton, New York)
  4. Southampton Village Historic District (Southampton, New York)
  5. Upper East Side Historic District (New York, New York)
  6. Dallas Downtown Historic District (Dallas, Texas)
  7. Park Avenue Historic District (New York, New York)
  8. Greenmeadow (Palo Alto, California)
  9. Soho Historic District (New York, New York)
  10. DUMBO Industrial District (New York, New York)

Check out the full report on 24/7 Tempo's website.

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