Beaufort's Northwest Quadrant earns 'Best Old House Neighborhoods' award

Evan Thompson

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."

Check out all they have to say here.

Each year the magazine picks one town in each state.

Last year we were robbed by that pesky town Georgetown.