This residential area, considered Seattle's origin, is a 4-minute water taxi ride from downtown.

10. Alki Beach, Seattle

Al Capone frequented the 1920s theatres and jazz club at Broadway and Lawrence in Chicago's Uptown neighbourhood.

9. Uptown, Chicago

This Oakland neighbourhood is punk (and is now hard to find in the expensive lands to the east).

8. Ghosttown, Oakland

Whiplash-related. Wynwood held the coolest Super Bowl LIV parties and performances in 2020.

7. Wynwood, Miami

Dickerson Pike is Nashville's grittiest strip, but in 2020 it became its coolest.

6. Dickerson Pike, Nashville

While Bywater and Marigny get all the attention (and tourists), Mid-City is where locals relax.

5. Mid-City, New Orleans

Bed-residential Stuy's streets pulse with community and tradition: vibrant stoops, extended-family blocks, and Victorian brownstones.

4. Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York

Santa Fe Drive on Denver's west side is a multi-cultural area in a city with two-syllable nicknames.

3. Art District on Santa Fe, Denver

In a metropolis with no central gathering spot, Downtown became L.A.'s sustaining spirit.

2. Downtown, Los Angeles

During the C*vid-19 outage, Las Vegas Boulevard resembled unlit Christmas lights.

1. Arts District, Las Vegas

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