17 neighborhoods to watch in 2017!
| Updated: Dec 21, 2016 22:13 IST
New Delhi [India], Dec. 21 (ANI): The theater district in Seoul, a foodie hamlet within Kuala Lumpur's bustling city center and a residential artists' enclave in Minneapolis: The fast-growing neighborhoods for travel in 2017 are an eclectic mix of emerging local hotspots. Based on the travel patterns of more than 140 million total guest arrivals at three million homes on Airbnb, this year's trending neighborhoods share a few consistent themes. Here's what travelers are looking for this year: • 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, from the serene Milneburg district of New Orleans to Phoenix Park, a district brimming with gardens and wildlife close to Dublin, Ireland's capital. • Glorious green spaces: Areas like Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, a largely residential area with large 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. Neighborhoods like Bangkok's Din Daeng district, renowned for its roadside markets, and Midtown Miami's epicurean delights showed that accessible local dining is a consistent draw for travelers. In cities like Miami and Seoul, travelers to this year's trending neighborhoods can connect with Experience hosts for local access you won't find in typical tourist guides: In Miami's Midtown neighborhood, guests can experience the fun, mindful side of Miami with yoga by the beach, paddle boarding and fresh dining; near Daehangno in Seoul, visitors can book a journey through the underground food scene, getting front and center in the kitchens of some of the best restaurateurs in the country. Coming soon are experiences in New Orleans, Seattle, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Prague, Madrid, Dublin, Provence, Sydney, Bangkok and Osaka, in addition to numerous other Airbnb cities across the world. Led by Milneburg, New Orleans at 1500 percent growth, here's the full list of trending neighborhoods for travelers in 2017: 1. Milneburg in New Orleans, Louisiana - 1500 percent growth 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 Bayu in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 976 percent growth 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 - 770 percent growth The first suburb of Melbourne, Fitzroy is growing as a destination for vintage shopping, funky cafes and alternative arts. 4. Konohana-ku in Osaka, Japan - 609 percent growth Set at the mouth of the Yodo River, Konohana-ku is steps away from Universal Studios Japan and endless waterfront views. 5. Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, France - 604 percent growth Gaining appeal for its multiculturalism and rich history, Chutes-Lavie lies at the epicenter of Marseille's evolution from France's major port city to travel hotspot. 6. Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, Canada - 497 percent growth 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. 7. Midtown in Miami, Florida - 430 percent growth Central yet wholly distinctive, Midtown Miami is a walkable haven bursting with splashy murals and fine, fresh dining. 8. Narvarte in Mexico City, Mexico - 264 percent growth A tranquil outpost along Mexico City's southern part, Narvarte offers nostalgic charm and a sense of ritual throughout its locals-only shops and restaurants. 9. West Seattle in Seattle, Washington - 230 percent growth Though detached from city proper, beachy West Seattle is gaining notice for its mountain tableaus and family-friendly amenities. 10. Usera in Madrid, Spain - 228 percent growth 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 - 218 percent growth 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 - 204 percent growth 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 - 203 percent growth Youth culture and a flourishing theater scene make Daehangno a popular spot both for locals and visitors to Seoul. 14. Lyndale in Minneapolis, Minnesota - 193 percent growth 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 - 180 percent growth Home to vast gardens and roving deer, tree-lined Phoenix Park is an alluring respite from city life in Dublin. 16. Chacarita in Buenos Aires, Argentina - 172 percent growth Off the usual tourist path, Chacarita offers vintage roadhouses close to Palermo Hollywood, a trendy nightlife district. 17. Å½iÅ¾kov in Prague, Czech Republic - 103 percent growth A rebellious spirit lures a mix of students, artists and visitors to Å½iÅ¾kov, Prague. (ANI)