There are old home buyers and new home buyers. For old home buyers, the Court-Chemeketa Historic District here in Salem Oregon has some gorgeous homes.
Located just off the downtown area, Court-Chemeketa is conviently located to coffee shops, grocery store, bistros, and has that “walkability factor” which many people desire.
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A portion of the Historic District feeds into Bush Elementary and the other part Richmond Elementary both schools feed into Leslie Middle School and South Salem High School. Remember school boundaries can change so if this is important to you, call the school district for an up to date school boundary list.
The most important thing to remember about living in the Court-Chemeketa Historic District, is that it is a designated Historic District and as such special rules apply. Some of the historic district sits in a flood plain and so flood insurance is required for some homes in order to obtain a loan.
Home prices vary greatly in this area depending on condition and size so averages are meaningless for this area. Not too mention, that there aren’t too many home sales in the area each year because this is not a high turnover area. You can search for current Court-Chemeketa historic district listings, or call me for current listings.
Salem is fortunate to have a couple of Salemites working hard to post online local neighborhood history on the Discover Blog. If you want to learn about the history of a home, this is the blog for you. If you are interested in old homes, they have written some very interesting posts about some of our local homes. Well worth checking out.