This Old House magazine has picked the Northwest Quadrant neighborhood as an honoree in its list of Best Old House Neighborhoods, noting that it is an up-and-coming neighborhood where houses can be had for a steal.
The magazine says, in part, "If you want to get in on the ground floor of a major downtown neighborhood revitalization, hit up Northwest Quadrant. Once a thriving black middle-class neighborhood, the area—now half white, half African-American—fell on some hard times in the 1970s. But the city and its preservation-minded mayor are determined to breathe new life into it by working with residents to edge sidewalks, clear vacant lots, and push people to buy, restore, and love a house here."
Each year the magazine picks one town in each state.
Last year we were robbed by that pesky town Georgetown.