PHOTO: Fitzroy neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia
Airbnb has its eye on the top trending neighborhoods in 2017. Using the travel patterns of more than 140 million guest arrivals in more than 3 million homes, the company has found some new trending neighborhoods around the world and some common ground on which they are emerging.
First, many are urban but not dense. They are just outside of the hustle and bustle of city life, but still offer the conveniences of urban life.
Access to green spaces was also a common thread and, of course, abundant food options were a must.
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Topping the list of trending hoods is Milneburg, New Orleans. This neighborhood saw a 1,500 percent increase in 2016 and is definitely a spot travelers should keep an eye on in 2017.
Cozy homes at a comfortable distance from the city’s frenetic French Quarter make Milneburg an emerging hub for travelers to New Orleans, says Airbnb.
Farther afield, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kampung Baru is becoming a hot spot. The destination grew 976 percent in 2016.
According to Airbnb, the neighborhood is known as an “oasis within Malaysia’s bustling capital city.”
In Melbourne, Australia, the Fitzroy neighborhood is gaining popularity, growing by an astounding 770 percent this year. Driving the destinations attractiveness for visitors is its vintage shopping, funky cafes and alternative arts.
Being steps away from Universal Studios Japan is really giving a boost to the Konohana-Ku neighborhood in Osaka, Japan. The area grew 609 percent on Airbnb last year.
In Marseille, the Chutes-Lavie neighborhood is looking pretty good these days. It is known for its multiculturalism and rich history. http://www.travelpulse.com/