Airbnb Reveals the Top 17 Most Popular New Neighborhoods
Airbnb announced its annual list of the top trending neighborhoods around the globe on Wednesday. This year’s list includes West Seattle, Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, and Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia, among others.
A quick look at the eclectic mix of destinations also reveals some trends: Travelers are seeking out less dense neighborhoods in urban areas that have access to parks and greenspace, according to Airbnb. They're also looking for listings that have close proximity to public transportation, or are within walking distance to attractions and restaurants. There were also some notable foodie destinations this year, including Midtown Miami and Bangkok's Din Daeng district.
Last month, Airbnb unveiled Trips, a new service offering travelers tailored experiences led by hosts. Some of the offerings in these 17 emerging neighborhoods include a two-day wellness immersion in Miami, and a tour of the underground food scene in Seoul.
Scroll down to see the emerging neighborhoods for 2017. Note: The percentage growth listed is of inbound guest arrivals at listings on Airbnb in each neighborhood from 2015 to 2016.
Booking growth: 1500 percent
Cozy homes at a comfortable distance from the city’s frenetic French Quarter make Milneburg an emerging hub for travelers to New Orleans.
Booking growth: 976 percent
An oasis within Malaysia’s bustling capital city, Kampung Baru is an old-fashioned area nestled in a modern metropolis.
Booking growth: 770 percent
The first suburb of Melbourne, Fitzroy is growing as a destination for vintage shopping, funky cafes, and alternative arts.
Booking growth: 609 percent
Set at the mouth of the Yodo River, Konohana-ku is steps away from Universal Studios Japan and has endless waterfront views.
Booking growth: 604 percent
Gaining appeal for its multiculturalism and rich history, Chutes-Lavie lies at the epicenter of Marseille’s evolution from port city to travel hotspot.
Booking growth: 497 percent
Once home to gravel pits and a meat packing plant, the Rockcliffe Smythe neighborhood now boasts beautiful green spaces, nearby shopping and countless dining options.
Booking growth: 430 percent
Central yet wholly distinctive, Midtown Miami is a walk-able haven bursting with splashy murals and fine, fresh dining.
Booking growth: 264 percent
A tranquil outpost along the southern part of Mexico City, Narvarte offers nostalgic charm throughout its locals-only shops and restaurants.
Booking growth: 230 percent
West Seattle is gaining notice for its mountain tableaus and family-friendly amenities.
Booking growth: 228 percent
Easy transportation and a vibrant cafe scene make Usera an increasingly popular home base for those exploring Madrid.
Booking growth: 218 percent
Noted for its roadside markets, Din Daeng offers a small-town feel within striking distance of Bangkok’s famous nightlife.
Booking growth: 204 percent
Blending industrial facades with spontaneous green spaces, Chippendale is fast becoming a mecca for local artisans and travelers.
Booking growth: 203 percent
Youth culture and a flourishing theater scene make Daehangno a popular spot both for locals and visitors to Seoul, who can get a taste of the neighborhood’s retro flair and culinary delicacies with a local host deep in the underground food scene.
Booking growth: 193 percent
A low-key residential district in the heart of south Minneapolis, Lyndale boasts one of the largest populations of artists in the country.
Booking growth: 180 percent
Home to vast gardens and roving deer, tree-lined Phoenix Park is an alluring respite from city life in Dublin.
Booking growth: 172 percent
Off the usual tourist path, Chacarita offers vintage roadhouses and affordable living close to Palermo Hollywood, a trendy nightlife district.
Booking growth: 103 percent
A rebellious spirit lures a mix of students, artists, and visitors to Žižkov, Prague.