Located near Daffin Park, Parkside is a charming little area that’s full of familiarity and hometown warmth. Sports teams and families often gather in the area every day to play baseball and soccer. Parkside also hosts a neighborhood-wide yard sale every year, which is frequented by treasure hunters from all over the state.
This place is home to numerous artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, and many loving families. Parkside’s Halloween celebration event is quite famous. Billy Gartside, a local resident, builds a full-fledged haunted house for Halloween every year. The Treasure Day Yard Sale and Thanksgiving in the Street events encourage active community participation and foster a sense of bonding.
Parkside is a planned residential neighborhood built on flat terrain. The homes have been built to face the south and north directions. There are service lanes behind these properties that run parallel to the neighborhood’s main streets as well. The south-north streets (Hickory, Ash, Cedar, and Live Oak) happened to be paved after the east-west streets of the neighborhood. Some parts of Ash Street and Cedar Street continue to be unpaved. There are numerous sweet gum trees, live oaks, and crepe myrtles planted by the sidewalk uniformly. Many portions of this historic district happen to retain their granite curbing. The mature magnolias and live oaks predating the suburbs have given a gorgeous setting to many houses in the neighborhood.
The neighborhood’s north-central and north-west portions have the biggest houses in this district, which were all built before the 1920s. Most of them are single-family homes ranging from huge 2-story homes, which are prevalent in the neighborhood’s north-west section, to single-story bungalows. The lots here typically only have a single dwelling. Some of them may include a few outbuildings or garages.
Parkside Place has a few craftsman-style homes that are single-story bungalows for the most part with 2-story Craftsman homes being quite rare in this neighborhood. They have decorative knee-bracing, broad eaves with rafter ends, and low-pitched roofs. The houses were all built with front, side, and cross gables. While they were originally sided with shingles, clapboard, or wood weatherboard, it has now been replaced with vinyl or aluminum siding. A lot of Craftsman bungalows have big, full-width porches with windows featuring vertically-divided sashes.
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