In 1907, William H. Johnson set out to develop a neighborhood he called Meadowmere Place. As houses popped up, he decided to plant wisteria to create a fragrant, shaded area outside for relaxing, according to Richard Crabtree, historian and realtor at Murney Associates Realtors. Fast-forward to today, and homeowners are enjoying the same vined plant our ancestors enjoyed more than 100 years ago.
What is historically known as Rountree Neighborhood but technically is Delaware Neighborhood is the perfect area to stretch your legs for a leisurely walk to take in the striking purple wisteria gables. Located at the corner of Weller Avenue and Meadowmere Street, this view is one of the best in town during the summer—with gorgeous sturdy trees planted a century ago. The area is private, so take in the sight from across the street as you stroll through the neighborhood.