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THIS OLD HOUSE - Mar. 01, 2011

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FROM THE DESK OF THIS OLD HOUSE EDITOR, SCOTT OMELIANUK

March 1, 2011

Dear Mayor John Craig,
 
Congratulations! St. Andrews, New Brunswick has been selected as one of This Old House’s Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2011.
 
After researching hundreds of cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, we’ve decided St. Andrews deserves special recognition for its astonishing selection of great homes, and the community spirit that supports them.
 
Our goal was simple. We wanted to recognize cities, towns or individual neighborhoods that might not be on our readers’ radar, but deserve to be; places overflowing with beautiful, architecturally significant, or even, historic houses with special appeal to old-house-loving buyers. We also looked for places where people are happy to lend a helping hand on a neighbor’s home improvement project; where spur-of-the-moment porch parties are among residents’ favorite summer activities; where amenities, such as restaurants, hardware stores, or hiking trails, are just a short walk or drive away, and where people come together for special events, whether it’s a holiday festival or a house tour; a 4th of July parade or a chilly night outside watching a local college or high school’s football game.

We’re hoping this designation will help ensure your community’s continued success or revitalization by getting the word out to hundreds of thousands of old-house-enthusiasts nationwide.

Six of our winners are included in the April issue of This Old House magazine (page 52) which is available on newsstands March 11th. All of the winners can now be seen on our website, www.thisoldhouse.com/best-places.


Again, congratulations.
Scott Omelianuk
Editor
This Old House magazine

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