Airbnb’s list of 17 Neighborhoods to Watch in 2017
From New Orleans to Prague. Airbnb made a list of 17 neighborhoods to watch in 2017. The list is based on travel patterns of more than 140 million guest arrivals at 3 million homes. According to the data collected by Airbnb people are looking for three consistent themes in 2017:
- Urban, but not dense. Neighborhoods that made the list this year are retreats from the usual pace of city life. In 2017, people are flocking to laid-back communities that offer urban convenience with a relaxed vibe.
- Glorious green spaces. Areas like Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, a largely residential area with beautiful green spaces, make for a relaxing visit while only being a short walk to the shops, restaurants and live music of the neighboring Junction community.
- Food options galore. A perennial draw for travelers, walkable foodie hubs were numerous on this year’s list.
17 Neighborhoods to watch:
1. Milneburg in New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozy homes at a comfortable distance from the city’s frenetic French Quarter make Milneburg an emerging hub for travelers to New Orleans.
2. Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia An oasis within Malaysia’s bustling capital city, Kampung Baru is an old-fashioned area nestled in a modern metropolis.
3. Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia
The first suburb of Melbourne, Fitzroy is growing as a destination for vintage shopping, funky cafes and alternative arts.
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4. Konohana-ku in Osaka, Japan Set at the mouth of the Yodo River, Konohana-ku is steps away from Universal Studios Japan and endless waterfront views.
Photo credit: m-louis
5. Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, France Gaining appeal for its multiculturalism and rich history, Chutes-Lavie lies at the epicenter of Marseille’s evolution from France’s port city to travel hotspot.
6. Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, Canada
Once home to gravel pits and a meat packing plant, the Rockcliffe Smythe neighborhood now boasts beautiful green spaces, nearby shopping and countless dining options.
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7. Midtown in Miami, FloridaCentral yet wholly distinctive, Midtown Miami is a walkable haven bursting with splashy murals and fine, fresh dining.
8. Narvarte in Mexico City, Mexico A tranquil outpost along Mexico City’s southern area, Narvarte offers nostalgic charm and a sense of ritual throughout its locals-only shops and restaurants.
9. West Seattle in Seattle, Washington Though detached from city proper, beachy West Seattle is gaining notice for its mountain tableaus and family-friendly amenities.
Photo credit: Henry Alva
10. Usera in Madrid, Spain
Easy transportation and a vibrant cafe scene make Usera a popular home base for those exploring Madrid.
11. Din Daeng/Huai Khwang in Bangkok, Thailand Noted for its roadside markets, Din Daeng offers a small-town feel within striking distance of Bangkok’s famous nightlife.
12. Chippendale in Sydney, Australia Blending industrial facades with spontaneous green spaces, Chippendale, Sydney is fast becoming a mecca for local artisans and travelers.
13. Daehangno in Seoul, South Korea Youth culture and a flourishing theater scene make Daehangno a popular destination for locals and visitors to Seoul alike.
14. Lyndale in Minneapolis, Minnesota
A low-key residential district in the heart of south Minneapolis, Lyndale boasts one of the largest populations of artists in the country.
15. Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland Home to vast gardens and roving deer, tree-lined Phoenix Park is an alluring respite from city life in Dublin.
Photo credit: William Murphy
16. Chacarita in Buenos Aires, Argentina Off the usual tourist path, Chacarita offers vintage roadhouses and affordable living close to Palermo Hollywood, a trendy nightlife district.
17. Žižkov in Prague, Czech Republic A rebellious spirit lures a mix of students, artists and visitors to Žižkov, Prague.