Brighton, Boston: Brighton, once known as 'Little Cambridge,' is home to a mix of students and lifelong residents, many of who love hiking the winding trails at Chandler Pond — a manmade body of water that was originally built for ice block excavation.
Beacon Hill, Boston: Beacon Hill is easily recognizable for its iconic, 19th century-era brick row houses, gas lamps, and narrow cobblestone streets. It's also home to the gold-domed Massachusettes State House, which was built in the 18th century and inspired the look of other US state capitol buildings.
Lake Merritt, Oakland: The sparkling lake is home to five protected man-made islands, made from former wetland vegetation in the early 1900s to provide sanctuary to thousands of waterfowl and migrating birds.
Hyde Park, Austin: Residents of Hyde Park take pride in their calm community just 10 minutes away from Downtown. Wider portions of street on the southern edge of the suburb mark where trolleys were once active in the 19th century.
"It’s very neighborhoody. Everyone knows each other. I feel a strong sense of community here. San Francisco is changing a lot, but Potrero Hill still has old-school vibes." -Chloe, Potrero Hill, San Francisco resident
Lake Merritt, Oakland: The Morcom Rose Garden has been a cherished part of the Lake Merritt community for over 80 years. The treasured roses have been carefully tended to by generations of head gardeners, who, alongside volunteers, prune, weed, and conduct grounds upkeep.
Logan Square, Chicago: Logan Square features a variety of architectural styles. Some of the first residents designed their homes by piecing together elements they admired from other homes in the area. You'll spot houses that were made from a bedstone, a special kind of limestone from Indiana, while others sport floral patterns that were popular at the beginning of the 20th century. (📸: @fromcoffeetococktails)
Rockridge, Oakland: This eye-catching neighborhood at the foot of the Oakland Hills is a true family community. You'll often find groups of children playing in front of restored bungalows on the leafy side streets.
Hyde Park, Austin: Known to locals as Austin's first true suburb, Hyde Park features a variety of architectural styles, from original Victorians built in the 1890s to quaint cottages and bungalows built in the early-to-mid 1900s.