Originally Posted by Gumby
I attribute much of the peacefulness of our neighborhood to the fact that it is a historic district. Among other things, it has been fully built up for at least the past 100 years, so there will never be any new development or changed uses. People take very good care of their property.
For new buyers, the neighborhoold they visit will be the one they live in. There won't be any surprises. So, if you like it on first sight, you'll probably like it ten years from now.
Where I live the city ( thousand oaks ) has had a master plan since it was incorporated around 1960 and they have stuck to it pretty well. A place with a plan ( zonings being the first order of business ) like this is a good sign in my book if you are looking at suburban areas ( new or old )