Russian Hill, San Francisco: One of the city's original Seven Hills, Russian Hill is notable for its sweeping views of the bay in high points across the neighborhood. Here, you'll find the famous, windy stretch of Lombard Street — but Filbert Street is actually the city's steepest.
Barton Creek, Austin: The neighborhood of Barton Creek might be about 45 minutes from Downtown Austin, but these friendly residents don't miss out on any socializing. Locals rave about events that bring their neighbors together, like barbecues and holiday cookie exchanges.
Sunnyside, Denver: City-centric Sunnyside is a short commute to downtown, and has plenty of charm. The neighborhood was annexed into the city in three different pieces, so the architecture is a quirky mix of eras and styles.
Beacon Hill, Boston: Locals and visitors can easily recognize Beacon Hill for its picturesque cobblestone, found on streets like Acorn Street. Cobblestone streets once filled early Boston, but have mostly been replaced and are now a rare sight in other neighborhoods. (📸: @bobby_in_boston)
Pacific Heights, San Francisco: Among the immaculately maintained homes of Pacific Heights, you'll find the Spreckels Mansion. In the early 1900s, eight Victorian mansions sat on this lot. The Spreckels purchased the land, moved and preserved the Victorians, and built the French Baroque chateau that stands today.
"This area is a thriving, stable section of Minneapolis with families of all kinds, some singles and retired people....There is a lot of activity year round along the parkways that border the lakes and Minnehaha Creek with seemingly endless walking/biking trails that extend throughout the region. Free nightly concerts at the Lake Harriet bandshell draw regular crowds with a multitude of styles of music starting in the spring and ending around Labor Day." — Mary N., Lynnhurst, Minneapolis resident (📸: @sof_vannelli)
Windsor, Denver: The tight-knit Windsor community has access to a variety of outdoor activities, including Windsor Lake and the High Line Canal Trail. The path spans 60-miles across southeastern Denver and connects to a variety of trails throughout the region.