Baker City was featured on the This Old House magazine as one of the Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2012. Click here for the online article about Baker City and also their press release. Below is part of the email received from Karen Greco, Public Relations, This Old House.
"On behalf of This Old House and Editor Scott Omelianuk, I want to congratulate your town on being named one of This Old House's Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2012.
After researching hundreds of cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the United States and Canada, we've decided your neighborhood deserves special recognition for its astonishing selection of great homes, and the community spirit that supports them. A complete list of the winning neighborhoods is found in a special package on ThisOldHouse.com. You can view it at www.thisoldhouse.com/best-places.
Our goal for this contest was simple. We wanted to recognize cities, towns or individual neighborhoods that might not be on our readers' radar, but deserve to be; places overflowing with beautiful, architecturally significant, or even, historic houses with special appeal to old-house-loving buyers. We also looked for places where people are happy to lend a helping hand on a neighbor's home improvement project; where spur-of-the-moment porch parties are among residents' favorite summer activities; where amenities, such as restaurants, hardware stores, or hiking trails, are just a short walk or drive away, and where people come together for special events, whether it's a holiday festival or a house tour; a 4th of July parade or a chilly night outside watching a local college or high school's football game.
We're hoping this designation will help ensure your community's continued success or revitalization by getting the word out to hundreds of thousands of old-house-enthusiasts nationwide. "