Zoning within the city proper, and the ability to alter the exterior of a historic home, is highly regulated, which has resulted in Downtown maintaining its charm. Downtown has also kept up its property values, with the desire to live Downtown being strong. Tree-lined streets and front porches add to the quaint small town feel. Neighbors know each other. The Village Downtown, at the northeast end of town, is the newest addition to Downtown housing, with a New England college campus feel, loft apartments and townhomes within walking distance of shops and restaurants, and easy maintenance for those who cycle in and out of town.