09/25/2013 08:11 am ET

The 10 Best Neighborhoods For Affordable Fixer-Uppers, According To This Old House (PHOTOS)

Do you love the idea of fixing up a Victorian with a wraparound porch or a sprawling midcentury ranch with original features, but you imagine these are way out of your price range? Surprisingly, these historic homes are available in diverse and up-and-coming neighborhoods across the country for a lot less than you'd imagine. And besides from beautiful period homes in a range of popular styles, these areas offer great amenities for any homeowner, whether you're a first-timer or a retiree.

And who would know better about where to find these gems than This Old House Magazine? They've shared their top ten picks of 61 American neighborhoods with one-of-a-kind homes. Click through the slideshow below for the best old house neighborhoods, then head over to This Old House to learn more.

Best 'Old House' Neighborhoods

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