Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We're Not Among the "Best Cottage Neighborhoods"

CottageLiving is out with its annual pick of top ten U.S. neighborhoods.

Outside of the article, I don't know much about these places, but they seem to have actualized potential that only lies dormant or barely rises in Nashville's urban neighborhoods.

A formerly gang-infested public housing area replaced with a mixed-income neighborhood outside Philly. A sprawl-buffering walkable community in Oregon. Affordable housing in a cottage community with amenities for families outside of Albuquerque. Infill close to Kansas City that doesn't drive out original neighborhood residents. Sustainable builds at an old Charleston naval yard.

These all look like great, diverse neighborhoods. Something to aspire to, even.

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