With 2016 almost in the books there have been some newly coveted neighborhoods popping up on the radar. Some of these towns are coveted for their arts and cultures others for their charm and some for their proximity to major cities.
Del Ray- Alexandria, Virginia
The Del Ray section of Alexandria is sure to be the next hip address to acquire. With shops and eateries reminiscent of Williamsburg or Portland this Washington D.C. suburb is sure to please! According to the Visit Alexandria Virginia website, Del Ray, “its where main street still exists” due to its vast small business community, local restaurants and the many farmer’s markets that it hosts throughout the year. For the health conscious, Del Ray hosts “Well Ray” Day focusing on healthy living and is presented by the local health and holistic community. Del Ray also boasts a thriving arts community throw its “Arts on the Avenue”, a monthly arts festival and The Del Ray Music Festival that showcases local talent and of course The Birchmere where many greats legends have taken the stage including Dave Matthews Band who wrote parts of their first EP Recently there.
Jersey City, NJ
While Jersey City may have made lists like this in past it if for good reason, each year more and more people are disillusioned with the hefty price tag of Manhattan (and now Brooklyn) but still want to be a hop, skip and train ride away from the city. In February 19,000 new units had been approved for construction according the New York Times and there is surely more to come. Whether you are foodie, looking for a cool and unique shop or want to expand your cultural horizons, Jersey City has something for you. Jersey City is so hot right now, Top Chef alum, Dale Talade opened Talade last year and has kept rave reviews ever since. If culture is a must have, Liberty State Park is home to the Liberty Science Center an fun an interactive museum for the whole family that has the United States’ largest Dome IMAX.
Liberty Station- San Diego, California
If you have not heard of Liberty Station yet, you will! This San Diego neighborhood is filling up quickly with young, smart and culturally curious residents. This picturesque bay side community has acres of parks, nationally recognized schools, such as the High Tech High School, and a foodies dream, Liberty Public Market. Liberty Station has a rich history from its time as a Naval Training facility and still boasts it military heritage through having the U.S.S. Recruit and the NTC Promenade , that has many historic displays from the its time being used by the Navy. The promenade is also home to Liberty Station’s Art District that promotes local artisans, holds workshops and hosts the San Diego Ballet Company.
These three neighborhoods are just a tiny sample of all of the up and coming areas around the United States that are starting to get noticed for what they are bringing to their community through arts, food and recreation as well as proximity to major cities. Check back with us at Homesin.Com for the latest in hot areas to live!