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NINA To Host Asylum Hill Historic Homes Open House

HARTFORD –The Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance has scheduled a tour of two renovated town homes in the Asylum Hill neighborhood during an open house this weekend.

The tour is slated for Oct. 16 and 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is set to begin at 87-89 Atwood St. It will include Victorian era homes on Sargeant Street.

The event is sponsored by NINA, and other community organizations.  Ken Johnson, executive director of NINA, oversaw the meticulous restoration of the homes, which are all for sale.

The homes are  located in Asylum Hill and are within walking distance from work, restaurants, theaters, nightclubs and beautiful parks, organizers said.   This Old House magazine named Asylum Hill in Hartford “one of the best places in the U.S. to buy an historic house…  home to a diverse mix of singles and couples, many of them first-time buyers, as well as empty-nesters looking for an urban lifestyle.”

“People are often surprised at how spacious and affordable the homes are,” Johnson said.

NINA has been revitalizing Asylum Hill since 2003.  Formed by six major Hartford institutions to improve the Asylum Hill neighborhood, NINA engages residents, addresses quality of life issues and develops home ownership opportunities to make Asylum Hill a desirable place to live, work and play.

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