Homes in the Court-Chemeketa Historic District
Some people cringe at the thought of new construction. For those lovers of old homes, the Court-Chemeketa Historic District here in Salem Oregon has some gorgeous homes. Located just off the downtown area, Court-Chemeketa is located near coffee shops, a grocery store, bistros, Willamette University, the Oregon State Capitol, and Salem Health Hospital, and is a highly walkable neighborhood.
This neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. As such special rules apply if you plan to live in this neighborhood. Some of the historic district sits in a FEMA flood plain and so flood insurance is required for some homes in order to obtain a loan. From Stick Victorian to Arts and Crafts, to Federal, to Four Square, this neighborhood has its share of architectural styles well represented. The neighborhood gets split between the Richmond and Bush elementary schools, but both feed into Leslie Middle and South Salem High Schools.