America's Best Secret Neighborhoods

From Boston to San Francisco, once-fringe neighborhoods now beckon with cool clubs, groundbreaking restaurants, and secret hot spots.

Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA

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Then: A quarter for cheap housing—with $15,000 residences and factory-worker apartments—in a booming southern metropolis.

Now: Only a few miles from downtown, this gritty-chic neighborhood started drawing tattooed musician-types with its still-affordable housing—but now boasts more than a few upscale condos, as well as hangouts like 97 Estoria, an anything-goes bar in a 1930’s grocery store, featuring live local rock and surprise shows by major national acts.

Don’t Miss: November’s Chomp and Stomp, a chili cook-off and bluegrass festival with live music and pleasant 60-degree weather in this oft-sweltering city.

 

America's Best Secret Neighborhoods

Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA

Then: A quarter for cheap housing—with $15,000 residences and factory-worker apartments—in a booming southern metropolis.

Now: Only a few miles from downtown, this gritty-chic neighborhood started drawing tattooed musician-types with its still-affordable housing—but now boasts more than a few upscale condos, as well as hangouts like 97 Estoria, an anything-goes bar in a 1930’s grocery store, featuring live local rock and surprise shows by major national acts.

Don’t Miss: November’s Chomp and Stomp, a chili cook-off and bluegrass festival with live music and pleasant 60-degree weather in this oft-sweltering city.

 

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