The World’s 40 Coolest Neighborhoods In 2020 According To Time Out
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The World’s 40 Coolest Neighborhoods In 2020 According To Time Out

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Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Oct 13, 2020

If you are having a hard time deciding where to travel next, this list from Time Out might help you get started. The online publication surveyed thousands of people and asked local experts to rank the greatest places right now for fun, food, culture and community. The result? A ranking of the 40 coolest neighborhoods in the world.

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This annual survey traditionally compiles the feedback from 38,000-plus global city-dwellers, looking at the “fascinating mixture of people, innovative and inclusive food, drink, arts and culture, affordable rents and living costs, and that hard-to-define buzz that draws people from across the globe.” But given the current global situation, this year, the survey also focused on the areas where people, community and businesses have helped each other through shared tribulations: “places that represent the soul of the city.”

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The top five neighborhoods include Esquerra de l’Eixample, Barcelona, Downtown, Los Angeles, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York and Yarraville, Melbourne. Within the top 40 winners, seven hail from the United States, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Oakland and Chicago.

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Here is the complete list of the 40 coolest neighborhoods in the world according to Time Out:

1. Esquerra de l’Eixample, Barcelona

2. Downtown, Los Angeles

3. Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

4. Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York

5. Yarraville, Melbourne

6. Wedding, Berlin

7. Shaanxi Bei Lu/Kangding Lu, Shanghai

8. Dennistoun, Glasgow

9. Haut-Marais, Paris

10. Marrickville, Sydney

11. Verdun, Montreal

12. Kalamaja, Tallinn

13. Hannam-dong, Seoul

14. Bonfim, Porto

15. Ghosttown, Oakland

16. Chula-Samyan, Bangkok

17. Alvalade, Lisbon

18. Noord, Amsterdam

19. Centro, São Paulo

20. Holešovice, Prague

21. Lavapiés, Madrid

22. Opebi, Lagos

23. Narvarte, Mexico City

24. Uptown, Chicago

25. Little Five Points, Atlanta

26. Wynwood, Miami

27. Phibsboro, Dublin

28. Nørrebro, Copenhagen

29. Bugis, Singapore

30. Gongguan, Taipei

31. Soho, London

32. Binh Tanh, Ho Chi Minh City

33. Melville, Johannesburg

34. Kabutocho, Tokyo

35. Porta Venezia, Milan

36. Taman Paramount, Kuala Lumpur

37. Allston, Boston

38. Bandra West, Mumbai

39. Arnavutköy, Istanbul

40. Banjar Nagi, Ubud

Check out the full descriptions of the neighborhoods here.