Yes! Our Brickell! With our traffic and never-ending construction, we still ranked #23 on National Geographic Traveler magazine’s list of the “28 friendliest neighborhoods in U.S. cities”.
Now, my question is: are they referring to The Roads – the residential neighborhood historically called “Brickell Hammocks” – or the section of Brickell east of I-95 between Simpson Park (where the last of the real Hammocks survive) and Alice Wainwright Park – or Brickell’s Financial District, which is what they seem to be describing?
Gleaming high-rises dominate the Brickell/Hammock skyline. This downtown Miami neighborhood is known for Biscayne Bay views, boffo shopping at Brickell City Centre, and glitzy lounges like rooftop Sugar, for pan-Asian fare.National Geographic Traveler magazine
Either way, I think it is great we are sharing honors with Back Bay in Boston, Massachusetts; Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii; Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington; and more. Two other Florida neighborhoods also made the list: Old Naples, on the southwest coast, and Thornton Park on Lake Eola in Orlando.
In a survey created just for Traveler, Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy combined its proprietary Best Cities analytics from more than 200 cities with statistics and user-generated data such as walkability, home affordability, public spaces, and the prevalence of third spaces (restaurants, breweries, cafés, and more). Resonance also considered social media and perception data from TripAdvisor and Yelp to generate a list of welcoming zip codes that the editors then correlated with existing neighborhoods to produce this listNational Geographic Traveler magazine