August 27, 2014

Success in the Historic District! Why Buy Historic?

REALTOR® Greg Rapp just closed the sale on this elegant two-story home on a beautifully landscaped corner lot in the West Square Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina

The City of Salisbury is the county seat of Rowan County, North Carolina. The population was 33,663 in the 2010 Census (growing 27.8% from the previous Census in 2000). Salisbury is the home to famed North Carolina soft drink, Cheerwine, regional supermarket Food Lion, and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. It is one of only two cities in North Carolina to have gigabit Internet capacity through its municipally-owned broadband system Fibrant.

Salisbury has developed a strong record of historic preservation stretching over several decades. It is the site of a noted prisoner of war camp during the American Civil War and has ten National Register historic districts. The city has many historic homes and commercial buildings dating from the 19th century and early 20th century, several of which are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Success in West Square!

This beautiful all-brick home at 227 West Monroe Street in the West Square Historic District features a gracious living room and formal dining room, and new kitchen open to the den that has been beautifully renovated with gorgeous granite counters, high-end appliances, and superb pantry and cabinetry.  

Although situated in the historic district, 227 W. Monroe Street was built as recently as 1998 and on a challenging lot with a rolling terrain and steep slopes.  The owners made the most of this challenge with fabulous landscaping and intelligent structuring, connecting the double-car garage to the home with a portico, creating a pleasant outdoor seating area and a lovely walled patio off the the side. Talk about curb appeal!  Thanks to Greg Rapp, this lovely home has been sold!  But there are more opportunities to live in the historic districts in Salisbury.  Call Greg at 704.213.6846 to see what's here!

Why Live in an Historic District?

Salisbury proudly boasts 10 historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

The quality and character in a historic home cannot be replaced by the newer homes today.  There is no question that these beautiful 19th and early 20th century homes were built to last!

Each historic district has its own character and 'claim to fame'.

The West Square was the first designated historic district in Salisbury and features grand-scale homes, often highlighted during the Historic Salisbury Foundation's annual October Tour of Historic Homes.  The North Main Historic District is the last remaining residential corridor into the City of Salisbury and features the most complete collection of architectural home styles of the turn of the 20th century.  Fulton Heights Historic District is known for its grid design of avenues, some with planted medians, sidewalks, and a small neighborhood park, creating one of the more family-oriented neighborhoods.  The Brooklyn-South Square district was once the site of the infamous Civil War prison that was burned to the ground when General Stoneman's troops took Salisbury at the end of the war. Both the Park Avenue/Long Street District and the Kesler Mill District are standing testimony to the textile mill era, with both grand homes, and charming mill houses dotting the shady streets.  

Often, tax credits and grant programs exist to assist owners of homes in the historic district with exterior maintenance.  And finally...each historic district in Salisbury is basically a downtown residential neighborhood, boasting mature shade trees, sidewalks, and proximity to downtown restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

Buy or List Your Historic Home

Now . . . with interest rates still fairly low, and the housing market back on the rise . . . is the time to:

(1)  List your historic home with Greg Rapp, specialist in moving historic properties in Salisbury and Rowan County, or;

(2)  Purchase . . . with the help of Greg Rapp. . .that historic home you've always dreamed of, with high ceilings, wood floors, fireplaces, all the amenities of the historic districts listed above, and CHARACTER in your home! 

Call (704) 213-6846 and let Greg show you the benefits of living in one of Salisbury's 10 Historic Districts.  There is something for everyone in Salisbury!


Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 

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