The Majority of Old Homes for Sale in Pennsylvania Are In (Drum Roll) Allentown!

Trulia’s Jed Kolko, writing for Quartz, analyzed the age of homes for sale in the U.S. and found that  the majority of homes built before 1900 are in New England and upstate New York. But there’s also a dark horse–Allentown, Pa.

Look at this chart:

# Metro Share of on-market homes built before 1900 Share of on-market homes built before 1940
1 Peabody, MA

11.2%

32.3%

2 Boston, MA

9.5%

29.6%

3 Syracuse, NY

8.7%

26.0%

4 Springfield, MA

7.3%

25.7%

5 Middlesex County, MA

6.9%

26.4%

6 Allentown, PA-NJ

6.8%

27.8%

7 Worcester, MA

6.7%

20.9%

8 Albany, NY

6.6%

20.7%

9 Providence, RI-MA

6.6%

22.8%

10 Rochester, NY

6.5%

27.5%

 

As Kolko points out, listings for such properties highlight “exposed brick, pocket doors (which open by sliding into a “pocket” in the nearby wall rather than swinging open), carriage houses, and grand staircases.” Allentown has it all.

As for Philadelphia, of the homes for sale currently, the majority of them were built between 2000 and 2010. Check out the interactive infographic for information, below.

• American Homes Through the Decades [Trulia Trends]

New homes in the US are bigger than they’ve ever been [Quartz]

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