These hip neighbourhoods are your new travel destinations

These hip neighbourhoods are your new travel destinations  

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These city districts are more insider-tips than tourist hotspots. Here are the urban quarters you should consider packing your bags and heading for in the months ahead

Accommodation providers Airbnb have published their rankings of the hottest neighbourhoods for 2017. The community portal created the list based on trends from more than 140 million members and the places they’ve stayed most often.

And for their destinations, these city slickers had the following priorities:

1. Urban, but not densely populated: Airbnb users are mainly looking for chilled communities that offer urban comfort with a relaxed atmosphere 

2. Spacious green areas: According to Airbnb, guests prefer to stay surrounded by green areas that are close enough to the city to enjoy shops, restaurants and live music 

3. Diverse palates: Tenants of Airbnb accommodation like a wide selection of food choices. The more local the kitchen, the better

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And you can find all this at the following destinations:  
Here is the "Top 10"

10 Usera - Madrid, Spain

The district is popular for its central location and trendy café scene. You’ll also find the Spanish capital’s “Chinatown” here. 

9. West Seattle - Seattle, USA

A bit detached from the main town, travellers love the West Seattle beachfront mainly because of its mountain scenery and the family-friendly atmosphere.

8. Narvarte - Mexico City, Mexico  

Nostalgic charm and a spiritual feeling run through the local shops and restaurants of the southern part of the city.

7. Midtown - Miami, USA

The central part of Miami is full of restaurants where delicious, fresh meals delight the taste buds. A stroll through the streets lined with wildly colourful murals shows you why Midtown is a distinctive patch.

Beautiful day in #midtownmiami #305 #miaminative

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6. Rockcliffe-Smythe - Toronto, Canada

The neighbourhood is a largely residential area and thanks to the beautiful green spaces, you can completely relax and still reach shops, restaurants, and clubs.

Topham Pond in the morning sun. #tophampond #eglintonflats #rockcliffesmythe #mtdennis #janeandeglington

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5. Chutes-Lavie - Marseille, France

With its multicultural and historic atmosphere, Chutes-Lavie illustrates the development of Marseilles from a port city to a travel hotspot like no other district.

4. Konohana-ku - Osaka, Japan

Konohana-ku is located directly on the city’s coastline and provides a wonderful view of the sea. Here you will also find Universal Studios Japan.

#hogwarts #universalstudiosjapan #osaka #japan

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3. Fitzroy - Melbourne, Australia

If vintage shopping, cafes and wacky alternative art are your thing, you should put the first suburb of Melbourne on your travel list.

Another top weekend. This place delivers 🤙🏼 #fitzroy

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2. Kampung Baru - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Located in the middle of this modern metropolis, Kampung Baru represents a kind of village oasis. Between coconut palms and banana trees, you’ll find a rich selection of Malaysian delicacies as well as several other Asian specialities.

1. Milneburg - New Orleans, USA

The hip suburb of “The Big Easy” is a clear favourite among Airbnb travellers. Milneburg offers cosy accommodation in the city’s vibrant “French Quarter”, while in the historic old town, you can enjoy Creole cuisine and visit the trendy pubs on the world-famous Bourbon Street.

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01 2017 The Red Bulletin

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