Rhinebeck, NY, is one of the Hudson Valley’s most charming villages. It has that very historic feel, including the country’s oldest B&B (George Washington actually did sleep there!) and a citizenry fiercely protective of the “look and feel” of the area. And the real estate values reflect that.
As an example, sent in by commenter Matt, even a suburban-style gas station must conform to local standards. Notice where the pumps are:
and what it looks like from the front:
To all developers:
Eastwood is no less wonderful a place than Rhinebeck. Gustav Stickley slept here and WE live here! Come with plans that conform to our guidelines and you won’t waste our time or yours.