If you’re looking to move, or are simply planning your next family vacation, these neighborhoods are ones you want to have on your radar. From booming art scenes to up-and-coming local shops, read up on some of the nation’s coolest neighborhoods at the moment.
Lawrenceville – Pittsburgh, PA
Breweries, restaurants, and historic sites—oh my! People are flocking to this welcoming neighborhood in Pittsburgh, and for good reason. The parks are aplenty and the people are friendly, making it an ideal place to plant your roots. One of the main highlights is definitely the brewery and restaurant scene. There’s a place for any palate.
East Nashville – Nashville, TN
Maybe you’re not yet looking to raise a family, in which case, settling down in East Nashville may be the move for you. Its music scene differs from that of Downtown Nashville, so if country isn’t your thing, East Nashville has you covered with their alternative music flair. Of course, you’ll still find all the things this Tennessee city is known for—great chicken, murals, and a fun community.
North Arlington, NJ
This is one of those best-of-both-worlds towns. Only 15 miles from New York City, North Arlington is perfect for those who want the city life from time to time, without actually living in one. School districts are good and crime rate is low, making this suburban town one to consider for your next move.
Job growth is on the rise, crime rates are low, and the economy is thriving. Ashburn is a great place to settle down for those who are looking for a career change, and it’s 30-mile proximity to Washington, D.C. is a big selling point. There’s also a strong young family population, making Ashburn an ideal location for growing families.
Ocean Beach – San Diego, CA
San Diego in general is a great place to move to, no matter where you are in life. Ocean Beach, or “OB” to natives, is especially ideal. For outdoor lovers everywhere, it has some of the best beaches and outdoor activities around. Who can say no to nearly 365 days of sunshine?