I’ve never been, but have plans to visit Greencastle shortly. In fact, a friend of mine is building a home in nearby Bainbridge. However, I’ve heard great things about the community from my many friends who attended DePauw University.
Now, This Old House magazine is taking notice, labeling Greencastle a "Best This Old House Neighborhood" — one of 15 in the Midwest and the only one from Indiana. The magazine’s web site tells the story:
The Historic Old Greencastle District, the city’s original residential settlement, is the most modest, with a prevalence of Stick-style and Craftsman bungalow homes. The Eastern Enlargement District, largely developed by railroad and industry tycoons at the turn of the 20th century, offers more upscale finds: Italianates, Queen Annes, Tudor Gothic Revivals, and slightly smaller homes with Eastlake details. The later Northwood District has a cache of early-to-mid-1900s homes, mostly Colonial Revivals, Tudors, and bungalows, with a sprinkling of mid-20th-century Minimal Traditional and Ranch. The average price among the homes sold in 2010 was a smidgen under $100,000.
Why Buy Here?
A period home for less than a hundred thousand greenbacks with an easy commute to the 14th-largest city in the nation. ‘Nuff said.