CAPITOL HEIGHTS SELECTED AS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO BUY A HOUSE
Capitol Heights in Montgomery, Alabama has been selected by This Old House as one of The Best Places to Buy a House! This is the second annual Best Places to Buy an Old House contest to be held by the online version of the popular magazine. Carole King, a resident of Capitol Heights and Historic Properties Curator at Old Alabama Town, submitted the neighborhood's nomination for this recognition. This Old House was looking for "Unique, tight-knit neighborhoods.... places that might not be on your radar but deserve to be" to select as winners. Homes in the neighborhood are described as "extraordinary Deep South versions of the California-style Craftsman". This Old House reports one of the reasons for buying in Capitol Heights includes the local historic designation of the area that is expected to not only protect the architectural integrity of the houses, but will continue to boost property values. Cynthia McCollister, President of the Capitol Heights Civic Association, says "We are extremely happy with this recognition! We are a diverse neighborhood of young professionals, retirees, and everything in between! Those of us living in Capitol Heights are very aware of the great place we live. Now many, many others will also know!" The article features a photograph of The Belser House located on North Lewis Street. This home will be featured along with several others during the annual Capitol Heights by Candlelight Tour set for Saturday, December 19 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. Homeowners open their doors for guests to enjoy the architectural features of the houses. This year's tour, themed "Home Is Where the Art Is" will also feature the works of local artists. Here is the link to the full posting Best Places to Buy an Old House 2009: The South. The featured home from Capitol Heights is the fourth slide in the series. To learn more about this community, click this link: capitolheightsmontgomery.org.