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A Blue Ridge Babe: You Should Move to Black Mountain, North Carolina!

By Alix Adams. Photo by Sloan Poe. Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to letters@circaoldhouses.com!   Black Mountain, North Carolina is the kind of town that has real personality. Warm and welcoming, she’s a community of artists and artisans and all types who have sought out the landscape seeking entertainment or inspiration. The creativity surging around here is palpable and deep-rooted. She’s home to the former Black Mountain College, pretty much a modern art legend production factory in the 1940s and 50s. This town has seen talent. Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning and more learned and taught at the

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You Should Move to Bath, Maine – A Chic Little City by the Sea!

by Alix Adams (Photo courtesy of Visit Bath) Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to letters@circahouses.com!   Bath had bragging rights before word spread about the great homes and charming downtown because the city is situated on the river in a way that (long story short) accommodates shipbuilding like WOAH. So for 400 years now Bath has been producing ships of all kinds – more than 5,000 vessels launched since building started in 1743.   var OB_platformType=3; var

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She’s a Southern Sparkler: You Should Move to Eufaula, AL!

by Alix Adams (Credit: Lamar via tumblr Kendall Manor) Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to letters@circahouses.com!   Eufaula sits on the Chattahoochee River in an area once inhabited by three creek tribes, including the Eufaulas. Originally named Irwinton, she took on a new identity in 1842 to end postal confusion stemming from her proximity to Irwinton, Georgia. The town was officially incorporated as Eufaula in 1857 and now has a population of just over 13,000. Visitors come and residents stay for the jaw-dropping antebellum mansions and hospitable southern community.   var OB_platformType=3; var

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She’s the Queen City of the Shenandoah: You Should Move to Staunton, VA!

by Alix Adams (Photo courtesy of the Historic Staunton Foundation) Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to letters@circahouses.com!   Staunton (pronounced Stanton) is tucked into the foothills between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and named in honor of the lovely wife of a Virginia Governor named Gooch, Lady Rebecca Staunton Gooch. Incorporated as a town of 800 in 1801, she now has a small yet bustling downtown and a population of almost 24,000. Oh, and hey — you should move there!   var OB_platformType=3; var

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You Should Move to Augusta, Georgia!

by Alix Adams (Photo of the Old Medical College of Georgia by Chip Bragg)   Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to letters@circahouses.com!   On the border of Georgia and South Carolina sits a charming southern town at the head of the Savannah River. The second oldest and second largest city in Georgia, the land has quite a few stories to tell! PLUS: Affordable houses galore!   var OB_platformType=3; var

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You Should Move to Galveston, TX — Land of Beautiful, Affordable Victorians!

by Alix Adams (Photo of the Ashbel Smith Building by Nsaum75)   Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to letters@circahouses.com!   Galveston is a small barrier island town on the coast of Texas just fifty miles outside of Houston. With a population of around 40,000, Galveston boasts tight-knit charm along with miles and miles of beaches and an eclectic built environment that would make even the mildest old house fan weak in the knees.   var OB_platformType=3; var

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It’s Hip, It’s Historic — You Should Move to Delaware, Ohio!

by Alix Adams (Image courtesy of OZinOH)  Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to letters@circahouses.com!   Just nineteen miles square, Delaware is a small but sparkling gem in the center of Ohio just twenty-five or so miles outside of Columbus. Founded in 1808 and now home to Ohio Wesleyan University, the area nicely melds historic charm with the vibrant arts, food and entertainment scene of a college town. Certainly best of all, there are old houses galore and they are cheap, and they are for sale. Run to Delaware!   var OB_platformType=3; var

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