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5 Coolest Neighborhoods You Haven’t Heard of Yet

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In many big cities around the world, travelers aren’t looking for landmarks or tourist attractions to guide them—they’re looking for cool neighborhoods. Areas where rent is cheap and coffee is expensive, where you can snack on artisan cheeses while watching an overall-clad artist paint a new mural across the street, or spend your night out on a hunt for hidden bars or art galleries. Whether you love or hate hipster neighborhoods, they offer a lot of fun for travelers … and a great way to experience a new community.

“Cool” neighborhoods like Williamsburg in New York, Kreuzberg in Berlin, or Noord in Amsterdam have become squarely mainstream in recent years; which means the artists, baristas, and cheap rent are all moving on. Here are some new neighborhoods that are experiencing a cultural rejuvenation. Have you heard of them?

Cool Neighborhoods You Haven’t Heard of Yet

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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.

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