10 Great Houses in America’s Most Trending Neighborhoods

by Ben SanfordOctober 29, 2018

What’s Better Than a Trendy Neighborhood? A Great House in a Trendy Neighborhood

Relocating to a new neighborhood in order to achieve a higher quality of life is becoming more and more popular. Because of this, some of America’s most desirable neighborhoods are seeing rapid population growth. Whether you’re interested in moving to or vacationing in a new neighborhood to live closer to work, friends, nightlife, or something else entirely, this is the definitive list of the trendiest neighborhoods in the U.S.

Travel experts at Lonely Planet and other nation-wide real estate companies researched the best neighborhoods in the country for delicious eats, artisan coffee, microbrew coffee, and cute local shopping opportunities. Spend some time with the list below to find great houses that are for sale in the most trendy neighborhoods around.

1. Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been slowly inching up the list of trendy cities for a while now, and Point Breeze is the perfect example of a residential neighborhood that has been rejuvenated by a population influx. Mature trees, beautiful old houses, and charming cafes (like the Point Brugges) make this neighborhood a quaint diamond in the Steel City. For further proof, check out this sweet 5 bedroom brick home with hardwood floors and grasscloth wallpaper.

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2. Point Loma, San Diego, California

Point Loma is an up-and-coming neighborhood in San Diego, for a variety of reasons. Restaurants abound with fresh seafood that’s brought in by boat daily; the natural landscape is incredible, with views of the Pacific from all over the neighborhood; and the housing market is relatively affordable when compared to other markets in California’s metropolitan cities. If you’re looking for the perfect way into this charming neighborhood, check out this gorgeous mid-century modern home in the heart of the area.

3. East Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee

While the downtown stretch of Nashville is full of lively performance spaces, bars, and shopping, East Nashville is perfect for you if you’re looking for something a little less touristy. Last year, Vogue published an article on how East Nashville has become one of the coolest neighborhoods in all of Nashville. Next time you’re in Nashville, take a trip across the river for delicious southern food, fun shopping, and none of the honky-tonk tourism of the Nashville you may be thinking of. Take a virtual tour of this cute craftsman bungalow for further proof.

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4. Sunnyside, San Francisco, California

Nestled between the upscale neighborhoods of Sherwood Forest and St. Francis Wood, Sunnyside is an unassuming neighborhood with plenty of hidden charm. Over the past few years, it has seen an influx of young professionals and young families who have helped to reinvigorate the neighborhood. Sunnyside recently scored a near perfect score on Niche, the neighborhood rating service. With a decidedly modern feel and views of San Bruno Mountain, this renovated 3-bedroom condo perfectly encapsulates the real estate vibe in Sunnyside.

5. North Lamar, Austin, Texas

Get a fresh vantage point of Austin from North Lamar, an up-and-coming neighborhood in North Austin. A plethora of ethnic food eateries, affordable charming mid-century style homes, and amazing nightlife are just a few reasons why people are moving to North Lamar. Fall in love with the neighborhood, starting with this charming 1950’s bungalow, featuring a big enough yard for chickens and a goat!

6. Montavilla, Portland, Oregon

Many of Portland’s neighborhoods hold ranks in the list of coolest neighborhoods in the US, but Montavilla is especially unique. Nestled in Southeast Portland on the far side of Mount Tabor, Montavilla has undergone a transformation from a seedy outskirt to a quietly cool enclave with a bustling farmers market, cozy dive bars, and great eats. Check out this cheerful two-bedroom home with big windows, hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and quartz countertops.

7. Avondale, Chicago, Illinois

With close proximity to hip neighborhoods like Bucktown and Logan Square, Avondale is a trendy Chicago neighborhood with a bustling art scene, delicious food (Time Out claims that Honey Butter Fried Chicken offers some of the best fried chicken in Chicago), and affordable housing. Take a virtual tour of this two story 3-bedroom home with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a convenient 2-car garage, centrally located in the bustling Avondale neighborhood.

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8. Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada

Located in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada, Summerlin straddles the city limits and the unincorporated territory at the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon. Summerlin has the perfect combination of urban amenities: plenty of malls, restaurants, and even a few casinos—and fun things to do in nature. This luxury penthouse apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows is a perfect example of the high-quality real estate with incredible natural views that you’ll find in Summerlin.

9. East Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana

Just south of New Orleans’ French Quarter, you’ll find East Riverside. Nestled along a more quiet stretch of the river, East Riverside is a favorite local spot for good coffee, beer, and great eateries. The neighborhood is centrally located in terms of public transportation and in walking proximity to many of the most important locations for the city’s many parades. Check out this Italianate four-bedroom home with gorgeous architecture for further convincing on this gem of a neighborhood.

10. River North, Denver, Colorado

River North is one of Denver’s best neighborhoods when it comes to arts and culture, nightlife, and amazing food. With a decidedly “punk” vibe, River North (RiNo) has an essence of cool that has drawn young creatives to the neighborhood for years. When wandering around the neighborhood, expect to stumble across countless microbrews, galleries, and street murals. Imagine how cool your life would feel if you owned this charming two-bedroom corner-lot home with its amazing rooftop.


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About The Author
Ben Sanford
Ben is a real estate agent and freelance writer. He's lived on the east coast his entire life and is just as "at home" on a snowboard as he is in the office. When not writing about local real estate markets and researching hot new tips for homeowners, he can be found working on his home renovation projects with help from his wife Melissa and their kids, Josh and Cheyenne.