Evelyn Troy

A Real Estate Agent at Neighborhood Guide Professional

Evelyn Troy

Neighborhood Guide Professional

A Real Estate Agent based in Downtown

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Nightlife

Nightlife

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Downtown San Francisco is a hub of the entire area’s economy.The legacy of the California Gold Rush has continued, as San Francisco, Downtown mainly, is the principal banking and finance center of the entire West Coast, with the majority of financial business occurring Downtown. With over 1,000 restaurants, 1,500 nightclubs, 1,500 automotive shops, around 50 medical facilities, and thousands of other tourist and residential amenities and businesses, there is no lack of jobs in the Downtown area of this thriving city.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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Downtown San Francisco is a hub of the entire area’s economy.The legacy of the California Gold Rush has continued, as San Francisco, Downtown mainly, is the principal banking and finance center of the entire West Coast, with the majority of financial business occurring Downtown. With over 1,000 restaurants, 1,500 nightclubs, 1,500 automotive shops, around 50 medical facilities, and thousands of other tourist and residential amenities and businesses, there is no lack of jobs in the Downtown area of this thriving city.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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While Seattle takes care of most of the big holiday celebrations, Magnolia has come up with some events of its own. Annually, Magnolia sponsors a Holiday Bazaar, Inspiring Gifts Festival, giving people the chance to buy and sell baked goods as well as gently used gifts, Nine Lives Gala, with live entertainment, where proceeds are given to the local animal shelter, and the Fall ‘Best of the Northwest’ arts & crafts fair. They also hold various events throughout the year, like regular Health and Beauty event at Bartell drug store, Light the Night cancer support walks, and Garden Walk Magnolia tours. Art and music are very important in all of Seattle, including Magnolia, and various types of performances represent that regularly. You can check out what’s going on at magnoliavoice.com.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Magnolia is separated from most of Seattle by Salmon Bay. There are three bridges connecting Magnolia residents with the rest of Seattle and the continent. The Salmon Bay Bridge, in the north end of the neighborhood, is exclusively for the trains of BNSF Railways, providing convenient public transport for daily commuters. For drivers, the Magnolia Bridge (West Garfield Street), West Emerson Place, and West Dravus Street extend over the bay. The water of the Puget Sound surrounds the neighborhood completely on the north and west sides. Once back on the mainland, many important avenues as well as Interstate 5 are easily accessible, as are park and rides for King County Metro rail and bus routes.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Neighborhood Cluster 14, which includes Glover Park, Cathedral Heights, and McLean Gardens, show one of the lowest crime rates of any cluster in Washington, D.C. Glover Park in particular had gained a reputation for just the opposite of that, showing high rates in the 1990’s. However, the neighborhood has been reformed, with revitalization of apartment complexes and small businesses in the area making it a more popular destination for young professionals. Grover Park has become a popular home to those in and just out of Georgetown University, as well as other young ambitious renters, and crime rates have declined accordingly. This is a very safe and peaceful community.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Glover Park has a great little local nightlife scene. There are around ten bars, and while none of them boast large dance floors and house tunes, they all offer their own version of a good time until 2 or 3 am. Breadsoda is very popular, offering games like ping-pong, shuffleboard, pool, and darts in a retro decorated modern “hipster” type bar. Town Hall is a bit more intimate, with dark lighting and more of a lounge atmosphere. Bourbon is the closest thing to a dive bar you’ll find in Glover Park, a simple watering hole with good tunes on the juke. Mayfair & Pine, Mason Inn, Surfside and Slate Wine Bar & Bistro are also great places to grab a drink, but are not as popular for the party crowd, closing earlier than the others.

 
Weather

Weather

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The Virginia Ave. neighborhood of Lexington, like the rest of the city, is relatively mild. It is ideal for someone wanting to walk around a college campus and the amenities surrounding it, but still enjoys seeing four seasons. The city sees around 13 inches of snow per year, usually spread out over weeks, very infrequently will this area see a large storm. The temperatures are relatively mild as well, with an average high of around 86 degrees in the summer, to a low of around 25 degrees in the winter months. The yearly average temperature is 55 degrees. Lexington has been classified as a High Allergy Area by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and was ranked #1 in 2008. Mild temperatures allow just as much fun for pollen as for students.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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The Virginia Avenue area of Lexington is the area immediately surrounding University of Kentucky’s Lexington Campus. Apartments in this area are not among the most expensive in the city, but the walking distance to campus comes with a bit of a price. Studio apartments in this neighborhood typically cost around $550 per month, one bedroom apartments go for around $750 per month, two-bedrooms for $945, and three bedroom rentals go down to around $450 monthly. The high cost for a two bedroom in the area occurs in Central Downtown Lexington, at $1,450 monthly, while the low, in Cardinal Hill/ Pine Meadow was around $625 monthly. Prices begin to escalate in the summer, and continue into the fall, with the late winter and early spring months offering the lowest costs.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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West Plaza has been described as an eclectic urban neighborhood, and this is reflected in their list of eateries.The most upscale culinary experience you can have in West Plaza, and probably Kansas City, is Capital Grill. Also boasting a fabulous atmosphere is the Italian Brio Tuscan Grille. Noodles & Co. is another great pasta spot, but more on the fast food end of things. Gram and Dun is a great local American style place, and Blanc Burgers and Bottles serves gourmet burgers and some great brews, without causing you to break the bank. While most of these, and other restaurants in West Plaza are very conscious of vegetarians, Eden Alley is exclusively veggie, and offers many vegan options too. There are around 20 more options, something for every palate in West Plaza.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Rental rates in West Plaza are mid-range for Kansas city. While South Plaza has a two-bedroom average of $1,950 and Roanoke of $795, West Plaza’s two-bedroom average is $920 monthly. The average studio apartment rents for $510 monthly, one bedroom apartments for $900 per month, and three bedrooms for $1,800 per month. These figures appear a little strange; this is because prices throughout the neighborhood vary greatly based on specific area. While the average for two bedroom apartments is $920, My Apartment Map has two-bedroom listings from $475 to $1,750. Since West Plaza has apartments for every budget, it’s just a matter of finding the one right for you.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Astoria and Long Island City are both served by New York City Subway’s elevated and underground lines. Some lines serve both neighborhoods, such as NQ trains on the BMT Astoria Line (elevated) and IND Queens Boulevard Line (underground), on E, M, and R trains. The F train on that line serves Long Island City but not Astoria, as does the IRT Flushing Line and the underground 63rd Street and Crosstown Lines’ IND trains. Stations in Astoria are the Steinway Street and 46th Street Stations, and Long Island City is home to Hunterspoint Avenue and Long Island City Stations. New York Waterways also operates a commuter ferry out of Long Island City at East River Wharf. The MTA Regional Bus Service serves Astoria on lines Q18, 19, and Long Island City on routes Q66, 67, and 69. There is also extensive cab service in these neighborhoods.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Astoria and Long Island City are both combinations of modern eclectic and historic New York energies. The Greater Astoria Historical Society provides great area history and newcomer/tourist information. Other museums in the area are Kaufman Astoria Studios Museum of Moving Image, Museum of Modern Art PS1, named after the ex-public school building it is located in, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Isamu Noguchi Museum, The Sculpture Center, and Socrates Sculpture Park across the street. There are many other smaller, private galleries throughout the area. There is plenty to do outdoors as well; most roadways have adapted bicycle lanes, including those over bridges and scenic routes. Astoria Park is home to a 300-foot public pool for summer fun, while City Ice Pavillion offers 33,000 square feet of ice on a downtown rooftop. There are also performing arts theaters and bars, yoga, dance, and martial arts studios, and more.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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Central El Paso is the economic core of the city. The neighborhoods making up this area are home to over 130,000 people. The Downtown area especially has many shopping centers, restaurants, and professional offices. Many offices are home to call centers, which are an important part of Central El Paso’s economy, providing over 10,000 jobs. El Paso Independent School District serves the Central area, and also provides around 10,000 jobs, ranking #2 of the top ten employers in the entire city. There are 70 Fortune 500 companies in El Paso, many in the Central area. El Paso has been growing rapidly in recent years as the population increases, and the economy, in the Central area especially, reflects that.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Sun Metro bus system serves all neighborhoods of Central El Paso, including Austin Terrace, Loretto Place, Grandview, Altura Park, Chihuahuita Historic District, Cotton Place, Highland Park, Manhattan Heights, Clardy Fox, Sambrano, Government Hill, Segundo Barrio, Magoffin Historic District, South Central, and of course Downtown. Terminals as 601 Santa Fe Trail, Robert E. Mckee Five Points Terminal and the major hub terminal of Bert Williams Downtown Terminal at the same address, as well as the Glory Road Transfer Center at 100 E. Glory Road provide most of the transit for the area, running 14 routes through the Central area. In 2011, Sun Metro was given an award for North American Outstanding Public Transit System of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Clairemont was one of the first suburban neighborhoods, created specifically for those wanting to live outside of a major city in the 1950’s. It was the largest development of its kind, with several thousand housing units being created in just two years. Now there are over 80,000 residents in Clairemont, and 41% of them are renters. Last time I checked My Apartment Map, there were over twenty rentals available, and they’re very inexpensive for San Diego. One bedroom apartments rent for around $1,050 monthly on average, and two-bedrooms for $1,350 monthly. With convenient travel, amenities, and available housing, Clairemont is perfect for a renter looking in the San Diego area.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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While San Diego city handles most of the big holiday events, Clairemont has created many of its own celebrations, as well as regular activities to promote a sense of community and show residents a good time. The neighborhood holds annual events, such as the Fall Festival in October, Ocean Beach Street Fair/Chili Cook-Off in June, Wild West Carnival in November, Nickelodeon Script Writers Review in February, and more. The city organizes clubs and groups for children and adults, holding random events and gatherings, as well as fun events for the whole family, such as holiday cookie decorating, organized hikes and bird watching. So much more is going on in this small community, and all can be found at clairemont.com.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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The bustling business district of Mount Lookout is known as Mount Lookout Square, and is home to many restaurants, bars, and specialty shops. There are several specialty medical office, beauty salons, and automotive shops in the neighborhood. Concerning retail opportunities, there are around twenty stores providing hundreds of jobs. There are around twenty restaurants and ten bars, most in the small Mount Lookout Square district, all offering many jobs for residents. Kelly Services in the nearby Hyde Park neighborhood, is a popular employment agency which has reportedly helped many new residents in being set up with a job. Surrounding areas offer countless more employment possibilities, as Cincinnati is home to nine Fortune 500 company headquarters and fifteen Fortune 1000 companies. The University of Cincinnati and Kroger grocery each provide the city with around 16,000 jobs.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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There are 6 venues that would be considered nightlife in Mount Lookout. Most of them would be considered dive bars. Muz’s is probably the most popular of the dives, followed by Millions and Mount Lookout Tavern, which are located across the street from one another, which causes most residents to choose one or the other as better. However, all three are pretty similar; open until 2am, full bars, pool tables, dart boards, and cheap drinks. Million’s does have a dance floor, while Mount Lookout Tavern, known as MLT by patrons and ML Dudes by residents, often has live cover bands. On a more interesting note, The Stand is a popular hot spot, created from a converted bank, including a vault area. Similarly, the Redmoor is a converted movie theater, and they play movie shorts often, as well as having local bands perform regularly, all with a full bar. Both are open until 2am as well. Zip’s Cafe is a popular spot to begin the night, However, it is a burger joint with a bar, and closes at 11:30 on weekends.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Rental rates in Northwest Reno are pretty average for the area. When compared to seven surrounding neighborhoods, Northwest proved to be the third most expensive, after South and Southwest Reno. All other surrounding areas boasted rates around $200 lower, on average, considering a two-bedroom apartment, than Northwest. The lowest surrounding area was Old Northwest/West University. On average, a one-bedroom apartment will cost around $700 monthly, a two-bedroom around $900 per month, and a three-bedroom is likely to exceed $1,300 per month. As Reno is a popular tourist location, rates tend not to change much throughout the year.

 
Weather

Weather

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The climate of Northwest Reno is slightly different than the rest of the city. The Carson Mountain Range is responsible for larger amounts of snowfall in the winter in this area. While the eastern area of Reno sees around 20 inches of snow annually, the Northwest area sees between 40 and 60 inches, on average. However, in the summer months, precipitation and thunderstorms are far more rare here than in the eastern areas of the Virginia Range. This makes for a hot, dry summer in Northwest Reno, with temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees from May to September, during the day. This is average for desert areas, as is the extreme drops that often occur at night; a 103 degree day has been known to be followed by a 25 degree night.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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There are around 10 restaurants in the neighborhood of Diamond Head. It is a small area, and they have managed to cover all types of cuisine. That being said, fine dining is not an option in this neighborhood. There is Italian food, at Happy Valley, and Japanese at Pioneer Saloon and Aloha Sushi. However, these typically upscale types are Hawaii-fied here; very casual and fun, mostly focusing on the food. Bogart’s and Diamond Head Cove Health Bar are infamous breakfast and brunch venues, located next door to one another. Their menus are similar, putting them in constant competition (especially in the case of Acai bowls). Diamond Head Market might be the most popular eatery in the area. It is a take-out window with outdoor seating, serving sandwiches and simple dishes of all types. South Shore Grill is the primary Hawaiian-style restaurant in Diamond Head, and for some local flavor on the go, L&L is fast island food.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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If you ever watched the series Lost, and thought “wow, I wouldn’t mind being stranded with that view!”, you’ve got something to do in Diamond Head, without the whole being stranded ordeal. This is where much of the show was filmed. The neighborhood is organized around a large volcanic tuff cone, or crater. There is a phenomenal hiking trail, .75 miles up to the crater’s rim, consisting of paved and unpaved trail, tunnels, and spiral “staircases” of rock. At the top you can see all of Waikiki, Hawaii, and miles of the Pacific. Diamond Head is located on the southwest corner of Honolulu, making beach activities a convenient form of recreation as well. The Diamond Head Theater offers live theater productions, and the Royal Hawaiian Band live musical acts. There are also a few bars and unique shopping opportunities. There is plenty to do in this Honolulu neighborhood.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Rental rates in Eastwood are average for the area. While Lincoln Park boasts rates three times the costs of Eastwood rentals, there are only a few lower, and are so by a small amount. On average, a one-bedroom apartment in eastwood rents for $585 monthly, two-bedrooms for around $800 per month, three-bedrooms for around $1,000 monthly. The neighborhood’s small town comfort within convenient distance to amenities and reasonable cost makes it no wonder why 67% of Eastwood residents are renters. Rates do tend to change over the year, rising in the fall when many students come to live, but only slightly.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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Eastwood is known affectionately as “the village within the city”. There is a strong sense of community, and residents work to maintain the village-like feel, including implementing zoning regulations, organizing neighborhood committees, and holding special events throughout the year. The city of Syracuse sponsors the holiday events, while Eastwood holds some more locally themed events, such as farmer’s and flea markets and Eastwood in Bloom planting markets, as well as Park to Park runs, Skate Parties at the local ice rink, and the annual Eastwood Market Day. All events and more eastwood information can be found at eastwoodneighbor.com.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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There are eleven parks in the North End that are kept beautiful and in tip top shape by the city. These consist of neighborhood parks like Memorial Park, sports fields like Sunset Park, historical parks like the Veteran’s Memorial Park, nature parks like the Bernadine Quinn Park, or other unique facilities like the Skate Park. I’d say that because of these parks, the North End has the best recreation in all of Boise. And, best of all, it’s very close to Downtown, so if you’re not the type of person who likes to spend time in the neighborhood’s parks, you can go to any of the bars, restaurants, theaters, etc. in Downtown.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Many people look for a home in Boise because the cost of housing here is substantially cheaper than most American cities. If you’re coming here from the East or West coasts, you’ll be shocked by the price tags. The North End has become a trendy part of town over the past few years, and rental prices have risen a bit, but they’re still noticeably lower than other cities. It’s very realistic to find a two bedroom rental for less than $750, and a three bedroom for less than $1,200, which real estate agents in other cities would say is ludicrous. And if you’re looking for a one bedroom, it’ll be in the $500 range. So, for example, if you began looking in Boise with a $800 budget for a one bedroom, you’ll be able to shop on the higher end for this type of rental. Take a look at the listings for Boise on this site and you will see what I mean with the low pricing.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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About one out of every ten Roxborough residents take public transportation, which is a fairly high number. This makes sense, because most areas of central Philadelphia are too far to walk or bike to (downtown is about eleven miles away), so you need to drive or take public transit to reach them. The most easily accessible public transit option is buses, because there are a number of them that serve the neighborhood. However, in the southeastern corner of Roxborough is the Ivy Ridge station, which is a stop on SEPTA’s NOR light rail line. This service is popular amongst residents as well.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Roxborough has a long educational history, as its been one of the feeder communities for the two oldest all-boy and all-girl Catholic high schools: Roman Catholic High and J.W. Hallahan High. Also, sadly, one of the oldest schools in the country, William Levering School (founded in 1748) recently closed. However, there are still six public schools operating in Roxborough, and they are run by the Philadelphia City School District. Philadelphia University and St. Joseph’s University are two prominent post-secondary institutions that are very close to the Roxborough neighborhood, and a lot of kids who grow up in Roxborough continue their educational careers there after high school.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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You can’t really understand the true character and spirit of Park Ave until you’ve attended the Park Ave Summer Arts Fest. The annual event is easily the largest in Rochester, as it brings more than 250,000 people from around the country to the area, as well as over 300 artists. A lot of the city’s restaurants, vendors, and merchants also show up and offer food, drinks, and deals. The streets are flooded with people having a great time, and there is a palpable euphoria in the air. If you rent here you will realize that there aren’t many better feelings than seeing your community come alive during this festival. There are also holiday festivals and open houses for the community that are popular with locals.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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When I want to go out with friends or the family on the weekend, I usually look in the Park Ave area for restaurants. The choices are extremely eclectic, and there are a number of solid, locally owned places (see: not a chain restaurant). Piranha has the best sushi around, Esan cooks up delicious Thai dishes, Sinbad’s serves Lebanese cuisine, Chester Cab and Marvin’s Mozzeroni’s have wonderful pizza, the French Quarter Cafe offers home-cooked Cajun food... and so on. You can order an old favorite or try something new, but either way you’ll be pleased with all the restaurants in Park Ave.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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When San Diegans are poring through the city’s activities, trying to figure out something to do with their families, they’re most likely going to head to Mission Valley. The city’s NFL team, the Chargers, play in Mission Valley at Qualcomm Stadium, which is also where the San Diego State University Aztecs play. The world renowned SeaWorld is located in Mission Valley, as is the locally known Mission Bay. Three of San Diego’s most popular malls -- Fashion Valley Mall, Hazard Center Mall, and Westfield Mission Valley -- are in Mission Valley if you have the knack to shop. If you’re more into history, there are a range of historic places here, such as Presidio Park and the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Whatever your interest is, you’ll find yourself busy on the weekends in this neighborhood.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Most of the San Diego neighborhood crime lists that I’ve seen have the Mission Hills/Mission Valley area as one of the top ten safest in the city. Some of the nearby areas like Serra Mesa and Friars Road/Fashion Valley Road are considered unsafe, so make sure you know where they are and steer clear of them. But if you’re looking to live in the Mission areas, you’ll be glad to know that the communities take safety very seriously. I’ve even heard of neighborhood watch groups forming when there are a string of crimes, and their preventative measures have helped construct a real feeling of safety.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Sherman Hill is about a mile and a half from what’s considered the downtown area (Grand Avenue and Locust Street), which is a five minute drive or, if you’re more active, a 20 minute walk. This route is very walkable, and it’s not unrealistic for this to be your commute to work during the warmer months. If you need to get anywhere besides downtown, the Sherman Hill neighborhood has direct access to Interstate 235 as well as the Martin Luther King Jr Parkway. The most popular mode of transportation is driving, by far, because there aren’t many public transportation options for residents.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Sherman Hill, or “Historic Sherman Hill” as you may hear it pitched to you by local real estate agents, is the city’s oldest neighborhood. This is apparent in the amazing architecture, historical sites, and overall atmosphere. Unlike many older neighborhoods, Sherman Hill has continued to thrive as decades pass, experiencing renaissance after renaissance. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, because after all, it has a convenient location near downtown, it has low crime, and the charming architecture of the older homes in the area is a huge draw. I would consider Sherman Hill one of the most renter friendly communities in town, and will be even more so as the area is redeveloped and restored.

 
Weather

Weather

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Sugar House may not have warm year-round weather, but instead it has four distinctly different seasons that offer their own perks. You may think the winters here are severe, but this isn’t really the case. The temperatures generally stay in the 30s, and some winters are very mild. A couple years back I only had to shovel three times for the entire winter. However, there is definitely enough snow for skiing, which is very popular around here. When you usually think of spring, you probably picture damp and rainy days. However, Utah is the second-driest state in the country, and doesn’t receive too much rain in the spring. Same for the summer, which is the most beautiful time of year here. There isn’t much humidity at all, which makes the high temperatures very bearable. As for Fall, it’s very similar to Spring. If you appreciate seasonal cycles and the different sights and activities they bring, Sugar House would be perfect for you.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Westminster College is located in Sugar House, and the University of Utah is just minutes away. Combined, these two schools have over 30,000 students. It’s always good to have an infusion of youth with college students around, and in Sugar House especially; it’s one of the the oldest neighborhoods in all of Salt Lake City. For lower levels of education, Sugar House has some of the best schools in Utah. There are around 15 of them, and they’re a large reason why families move to the area.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Atlanta has an expansive park system, and one of its jewels, Piedmont Park, is Midtown’s Focal Point. This 189-acre public area -- with a 50-acre expansion added in 2011 -- is perfect for exercising, recreation, or just taking a break from the bustling urban lifestyle on a warm sunny day. There’s even a pond for fishing, along with unrestricted dog access, and numerous fantastic festivals. Any outdoor activity you could ever want to do becomes reality in Piedmont Park. As for indoor activities, Midtown has the best art scene in all of Atlanta with institutions like the Woodruff Arts Center, the Fox Theater, the High Museum of Art, and the gorgeous botanical garden in Piedmont Park. Whether you like to stay inside and enjoy art, go outside and play, or a little bit of both, Midtown has all the amenities you could ask for.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Midtown is pretty well-known for its education and culture. Personally, I don’t think the community’s culture, like its thriving art scene, would exist without the great educational institutions here. The Atlanta campus for the well-respected Savannah College of Art and Design is located here, as are the main campuses for the Georgia Institute of Technology and the John Marshall Law School. These schools attract a young student population that keeps the area trendy and innovative. As for K-12 education, Atlanta Public Schools operates an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school in Midtown.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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If you rent in the Third Ward, you will notice that people who live here walk a lot. The neighborhood received an 86 rating on a recent Walk Score, which puts it in the top ten for Milwaukee’s most walkable communities. And, not to mention, downtown Milwaukee is about a half mile away. So, if you have a job there, or another nearby area, you can walk there, provided it isn’t raining or snowing. Another option is biking, which is certainly reasonable with the short distance. If you don’t want to walk or bike, the city provides bus service to the main streets of the neighborhood.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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The neighborhood’s riverwalk, along the Milwaukee River, is probably the most popular nightlife activity (in the summer, at least). There are a number of restaurants and shops right on the river, so you can walk along the water and scope the great views, then grab a bite to eat at any of the community’s acclaimed restaurants. There are also Sizzlin’ Saturdays, which are essentially block parties with local merchants, music, and of course, food and drink. They are very well-attended and draw residents from around the metropolitan area. If you ever want to spend a night outside of the Third Ward, downtown Milwaukee less than a mile away.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Oak Cliff has three major roads that run through it: Interstate 35E, US Highway 67, and Interstate 30. As for public transportation, there are eleven light rail stations in Oak Hill that are split between DART’s Red and Blue lines. The abundance of stations makes it easier for prospective renters who are trying to live near public transportation for commuting purposes. In addition, bus routes add transit coverage to streets that may not have their own rail station. Overall, I’d say that with the major roads and public transportation options, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about commuting issues.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Oak Cliff has a negative reputation around the city for its crime. Even historically, Bonnie and Clyde met -- and were buried -- here, and Lee Harvey Oswald, who murdered President John F. Kennedy, was caught by the police in Oak Cliff. In modern times, however, the neighborhood is definitely known to have some seedy areas. Government officials always say they will revitalize and redevelop the area, but because of the economy in recent years these efforts haven’t materialized. With that said, there are some dangerous parts of town, and safe parts. Let me know if you need some advice on which streets you should focus on.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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The first question I always receive when clients ask me about a neighborhood is the pricing. There usually isn’t a clear cut answer to this, especially with a fluctuating market, so I encourage them to consider what type of property they want and start from there. Look at the listings for River Market on this site; there are luxurious lofts for $2,000, one bedroom apartments for less than $1,000, and of course, studio rentals for cheap. Consider how many bedrooms you want, the type of rental you’re looking for, and location, and you’ll be able to establish a price range for this neighborhood.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The name of the neighborhood comes from two things: its location on the Missouri River and a popular farmers’ market called the City Market. The latter still exists today, and residents from all over Kansas City travel here to buy fresh vegetables, fruit, and other local organic goods. As for the river, there are parks like the Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, River Bluff Park, and Riverfront Heritage Trail along its shore. These areas are great for exercise, like biking or walking, and are the sites for various special events. River Market is also rich with history, and features an observation deck that overlooks the Missouri River towards the city.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Germantown is about seven or eight miles away from the center of Philadelphia, which almost puts it at suburb status. Luckily, Philadelphia has a fantastic public transportation system that makes the extra distance seem insignificant. Two commuter rail lines, Chestnut Hill West and Chestnut Hill East, serve the neighborhood. SEPTA, the public transit provider for the city, also runs bus routes through Germantown that can take residents to essentially any corner of the city. I’d say that the commuter rail service is slightly more popular, but they’re both very convenient and helpful.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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The Eagles (the city’s football team) are the only birds I need in my life, but for a few of my clients this isn’t the case. Some of them own parrots and parakeets, or more common pets like cats and dogs, and want to know if I can help them find a rental that will suit them and their pet. My Apartment Map has a great directory of pet friendly rentals that you can browse through for a specific neighborhood like Germantown, but to save you the trouble I’ll list a few for you. Copley Manor, Delmar Morris, Lennox, Cloverly Park, and Rittenhouse Hill are all apartment buildings that allow pets.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Beverly Glen is what you could call a “high desire” area. Neighboring communities like Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Studio City, and Hollywood have some of the most expensive rentals in the entire city, and Beverly Glen isn’t much different. With a convenient location, low crime, beautiful properties, and access to great schools, this neighborhood is as buyer, or renter, friendly as it gets. Because of this, you’re going to have to dig deeper into your wallets than you might have to in other parts of town, but this is just a peril of living somewhere as desirable as Beverly Glen.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

When clients ask me about living in Beverly Glen, the first thing I tell them is that it’s located in the safest region of Los Angeles. It’s right next to Bel Air, which has a great reputation regarding its low crime. Nearby neighborhoods like Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard are also considered very safe. In fact, there aren’t many communities nearby that I would go out of my way to warn you about. Sherman Oaks is probably the nearest area that would earn a red flag in my book. If you rent in Beverly Glen, one of the positive benefits that comes with the price tag is the safeness.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

The Lower Garden District has a very eccentric feel to it. Its nightlife includes a variety of pubs, lounges, and restaurants that reflect this quirkiness. The Eiffel Society, Polo Club, and Evangeline II are popular lounges on the weekend. Pubs and bars like the Irish House, Lucky’s Bar, the Avenue Pub, and the Saint are some of the best in the city. The Bayou Bar and the Jazz Quarter are two establishments that really show some of the neighborhood’s, and the city’s, best traits.

 
Demographics

Demographics

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

I’m happy to report that since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Lower Garden District has been one of the quickest recovering and most flourishing areas. In fact, the population in the neighborhood in 2000 was 6,116. Five years later, Katrina hit. Yet, in 2010, the population had grown to 6,363. The number of households and families also increased. The area will continue to grow, and as it does more rentals will hit the market. Check out the listings, and be a part of this important growth the neighborhood is experiencing.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Fremont is just a bit further away from prominent areas like Downtown and Capitol Hill than other neighborhoods, but it’s still a very short commute. Residents can either hop on Aurora Avenue or Interstate 5; both of which are straight shots to Downtown. The drive is around 15 minutes, but closer to 25 or 30 with traffic. The neighborhood’s close proximity to Interstate 5 is also convenient if you need to get to distant parts of the metropolitan area for work. As for leisure, Fremont is just minutes away from Green Lake and the Puget Sound.

 
Local Events

Local Events

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Fremont’s residents like to refer to it as the “Center of the Earth,” which is marked by a neighborhood sign that points towards several famous worldwide locations. The community events that take place here are just as unique and creative as this nickname. Here are a few: the annual Zombie Walk, the Moisture Festival, HopScotch, and the Northwest Lovefest. Yes, these events are just as interesting and unpredictable as they sound. The turnout is always very impressive; this community is full of energetic and friendly people who love to celebrate the neighborhood and mingle. Other events like the Sunday outdoor market, Oktoberfest, and the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade add to the slate of events that make this neighborhood one of the most exciting areas of Seattle to live in.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Foggy Bottom is close to all of Washington DC’s most famous memorials, from the Lincoln to the Jefferson to the Washington. You don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy these sites; they’re great places to visit on the weekend, even if you’re a local. Also, Foggy Bottom stretches down to the Potomac River, which can be a great place to go running or biking. The River -- and the fog that rises from it -- actually lends the neighborhood its name. It’s actually getting its own parkway that should be completed soon, which will provide residents with even more activities.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

George Washington University’s main campus lies in Foggy Bottom; a prominent place in the middle of America’s capital. Foggy Bottom a great place to go to school if you’re interested in history; the neighborhood is home to the infamous Watergate, the Department of the State, the Kennedy Center, the National Academy of Science and several museums. If you have a child who’s in a lower level of schooling, there’s no shortage of educational opportunities for them either. Around 60 schools (both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools) serve the Foggy Bottom community.

 
Local Events

Local Events

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Final Fridays is a neighborhood event in Oakley that takes place on the last Friday of every month. It’s a street festival with food, drink, live music, and shopping. Many businesses and restaurants in the area stay open late and offer promotions and deals. It’s a very popular event not just in the community, but also in all of Cincinnati. There are a number of other events that are held here; the Oakley Community Council does a great job of planning and coordinating fundraisers, festivals, volunteer efforts, and more.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Maribelle’s, Baba India, Boca, Yat Ka Mein, BBQ Revue, Hugo, Shaan, Habits Café, and the Great Scott are some of the best restaurants in Oakley. I love to interact with clients (especially after they’ve moved in and are used to the neighborhood) and ask them which restaurants in the area are their favorites. It seems like I get a different response every time I ask someone. Cincinnati has a very underrated culinary scene, and Oakley is a staple of it. There’s a diverse selection of restaurants in Oakley, depending on which type of food you prefer.

 
Demographics

Demographics

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Carmel Valley is a carefully planned community, and is located right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Because of this, the demographics for the area are affluent families: the median income for a home here is $120,886, and almost a fifth of the homes make over $200,000 a year. This is nearly twice as many as the number of families who made under $20,000 (12.3%). Because most of the households are families, the ages in the area vary. And with so many families, there are a lot of schools in the area: there are 18, including public and private, that serve the community.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Carmel Valley is easily one of the most in-demand neighborhoods in all of San Diego. But because it’s such an affluent and expensive neighborhood, it’s difficult to be able to buy homes in the community. For a lot of people, renting is the solution, and this has become popular in Carmel Valley especially. If you look on My Apartment Map you can see the abundance of rentals that are on the market. The last time I checked there were over 50. Not to mention, new apartments are being added every week. You may have to stretch your budget a bit if you live here, but it’s very much worth it.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Sacramento’s public transportation system has been a hot topic lately, as many residents and politicians are discussing the possibility of reviving streetcar services in Downtown. Proposals are currently on the table, and I’ve heard that there’s a good chance they will return. For now, there are popular light rail and bus lines that serve downtown. Also, the long-running Sacramento Valley Amtrak Station is a stop on Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor line, which runs from here all the way to San Francisco.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

The crowd cheers as the Kings point guard sinks a jump shot at the buzzer. The audience gasps as an action-packed car scene unfolds on a mammoth IMAX screen. The city orchestra beautifully performs a classical favorite in front of a packed house. This is nightlife in Sacramento, where you have eclectic options on any given night. It’s up to you whether you would rather see the city’s professional NBA team, eat at the new, trendy restaurant your friends have raved about all week, shop at Westfield Downtown Plaza, or if you plan it right, do all three. Downtown Sacramento is the city’s best place to be, and I would highly recommend looking for a rental there.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

New York City commuters love Jersey City and Journal Square because they don’t have to travel far to get to their jobs every day. Journal Square is just four miles from downtown Manhattan. If there were no traffic the drive would take about ten minutes, but because it’s New York, it may take a bit longer. And compared to most commutes, this one isn’t too bad. If you don’t own a car, you can still get to the city from Journal Square. The neighborhood has a station for PATH’s red and orange commuter rail lines that go to New York. It’s only a twenty minute ride or so, which is also a fairly short commute.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Many Journal Square residents choose this neighborhood because of its close proximity to New York City, and more specifically, Manhattan. When you compare the cost of living in Manhattan to Journal Square, you’ll see it’s noticeably cheaper. You can find a nice two bedroom apartment here for as cheap as $1500 a month; in Manhattan, that’s the average price of a studio. If you somehow found a $1500/month two bedroom rental in Manhattan, it would probably be the size of a closet or in an inconvenient location. So, on their own, Journal Square’s rents may seem a bit high -- it’s tough to find any listings under $1000 -- but compared to New York City and some parts of Jersey City, they’re affordable.

 
Demographics

Demographics

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Dupont Circle is known as the center for the city’s gay and lesbian population. In fact, along with certain neighborhoods in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, Dupont Circle is one of the most iconic gay-friendly communities in the country. There are a lot of gay bars, clubs, and even bookstores. Also, a lot of the neighborhood’s population consists of young professionals who recently graduated from college and are usually involved in politics on or around Capitol Hill. Overall, I’d say Dupont Circle has a diverse and liberal population.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Dupont Circle is considered to be the trendiest, most cosmopolitan, and by all accounts one of the best places to rent in all of Washington D.C. There are museums, historic homes, great access to public transportation, excellent bars, embassies, acclaimed restaurants and cafes, and a lot more. All these features also make Dupont Circle one of the most expensive areas, but like I tell my clients, don’t be scared by a high price tag if the quality is worth it. And as far as I’m concerned, you can’t find better value in the city.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

San Jose’s light rail infrastructure is the most popular way of getting around via public transportation in the city. There are also buses that can take you to the stations, or you can simply take the bus to your destination. Shuttles are available as well, and if you go to the Diridon Station you can hop on your choice of three train services: Amtrak, ACE, and Caltrain. This is just a mile from Downtown, and the San Jose International Airport is only three miles away. San Jose’s public transit options may not be as extensive as San Francisco’s, but they’re still solid.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

San Jose is considered to be part of the famous Silicon Valley, and has enough local businesses to back it up. The city is home to the headquarters of tech giants like Adobe, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Verifone, Cisco Systems, and countless others. If you’re looking to start a career in these fields, there isn’t a better place in the country to live. Although tech companies dominate the economic landscape here, there are plenty of other industries here too as well. Overall, San Jose is making a name for itself and is giving San Francisco a run for its money for the title of the best Bay city to start a career in.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

When you’re considering the safety of a certain neighborhood, you should look at the areas around the community you’re interested in. Fortunately for renters in the area, the Falls of Neuse neighborhood is surrounded by communities with very low crime, in addition to its own safety. The Harps Mill Road/Rainwater Road, Lead Mine Road/Bridgeport Drive, and Six Forks are three places close to the Falls of Neuse that are on a list of the top ten safest areas in Raleigh. The Falls of Neuse itself is on par with the city’s averages, but is considerably safer when you consider the communities it shares borders with.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

In Falls of Neuse, it’s very realistic to find an apartment listing you love for under $1000 a month. Considering it’s such a great neighborhood in a city like Raleigh, this is really saying something. I know this site especially has some great deals; I just looked and found several properties that I consider bargains. If you want a rental with more rooms (three or four), it may be a bit more expensive, but there are studios, one bedrooms, and even some two bedrooms right now for less than a grand. Notify me or any of the agents in the area if you’re looking for rentals in the Falls and have a strict budget. I’m sure I’d be able to find some apartments that fit your needs.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

You may have surmised from the neighborhood’s name that it’s the home of a large university. In this case, it’s the University of California--San Diego, an institute with almost 30,000 enrolled students. The school is a mainstay for the local economy, it draws in thousands of residents (students), and makes the community’s population more educated than most of San Diego’s neighborhoods. As a public ivy-league school, the university is one of the finest in all of California. As for lower levels of education, there are three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school in University City.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

The main staple of University City’s economy is the University of California--San Diego, which provides thousands of teaching, administrative, and other jobs for the school. Another large contributor to the economy is the University Towne Center mall, which hosts a cluster of retail stores. For jobs in the fields of software, finance, and biotech, there are a lot of prominent companies that are located in the northeast region of town.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

This single neighborhood of Sacramento has over 165 restaurants of all varieties and expenses. For Italian food, Biba is a decadent delicious option (around $30 an entree), while Paesano’s is a bit less expensive and upscale, a favorite for gourmet pizza. For American fare, Mulvaney’s B&L provides a high-class environment and a very exciting menu, while 58 Degrees and Holding has a more relaxed atmosphere, without the menu suffering. Hamburger Patties is a must-visit for burgers. There are around 10 Mexican eateries in Midtown; Azul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar being a local favorite for a quality, sit-down meal, and Jalapenos for a burrito or quick bite. For Japanese food, especially sushi, check out Kru, Kamon, and Ju Hachi, in that order. Harry’s Cafe is great for Chinese/Vietnamese take-out, dine-in, and breakfast! There are so many options; these are some starting points, but one could be culinarily satisfied in Midtown for years.

 
Local Events

Local Events

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Sacramento has many special events throughout the year, covering all of the regular holiday celebrations. The neighborhood of Midtown has created its own events and reasons to celebrate, and do so year round. The Midtown Arts Festival occurs as part of Sacramento’s Artober/Fall for the Arts season. Here, Midtown sets up its streets with performance as well as visual art, from professional to experimental. After that, the Trick or Treat Pooch Parade happens, followed by The 12 Days of Midtown celebration December 1-12, featuring performances by the regions best performing arts organizations, as well as unique holiday shopping, eating, and drinking specials. Fashion’s Night Out and the Midtown Business Association’s Annual Gala both celebrate the eclectic style and success of neighborhood retailers. Many other events happen throughout the year, such as art and music performances, community mixtape swaps and bike rides, and more. All events and more neighborhood information can be found at exploremidtown.org.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Many important Los Angeles boulevards pass through Westwood, including Santa Monica, Olympic, Beverly Glen, and Westwood. Also passing through Westwood, as well as providing connection to the area’s main highway, the San Diego Freeway (I-405), are Wilshire, Sunset, and Sepulveda Boulevards. Los Angeles is listed as the most congested city in the United States, so Westwood’s convenient access to I-405 is very beneficial. For those choosing to avoid traffic altogether, Westwood is served by the public transportation services of Big Blue Bus, providing local service (Venice-Santa Monica), Culver City Bus Line 6, travelling 25 miles from Venice to Culver City, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, providing travel for 40 miles around the LA area, offering stops providing further bus or rail travel.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Westwood is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, as part of Board District 4. Students in elementary grades are designated by zone to one of three elementary options: Fairburn Avenue Elementary, Warner Avenue Elementary, or Westwood CHarter Elementary School. All students in the Westwood neighborhood are zoned to Emerson Middle School and then University High School.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

When compared to seven surrounding New Orleans neighborhoods, French Quarter proved to be among the top three most expensive. Although the Central Business District and Marigny were slightly more expensive, those less expensive were around $1,000 less expensive monthly, considering a two bedroom apartment. On average, a studio apartment in the French Quarter costs around $950 monthly. One bedroom apartments rent for around $1,400 monthly, two-bedrooms for $1,900, and three bedroom apartments exceed $2,000 per month. Considering this is a very popular tourist neighborhood and full of business, these higher rates are expected.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

The French Quarter is known for it’s amazing nightlife scene, but there is plenty to do during the day as well. The neighborhood is home to over 20 art galleries, some of the most popular being Painted Alive, arts of and on skin, Jamie Hayes Gallery for paintings, and the Artist’s Market for eclectic, New Orleans style art of all medias. There are also many tours of the city, including a year-round Haunted History Ghost Tour, Strange True Tours, and Le Monde Creole. There are 19 museums in the French Quarter, including New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and the unexpectedly fascinating Louisiana State Museum. There are countless music venues and exciting eateries and bars, street performers and interesting architecture, providing plenty to do for all ages, all year.

 
Local Events

Local Events

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

The Potrero Hill Boosters is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in San Francisco. They strive to create a sense of community between residents, and sponsor events regularly as a means to achieving that. The most popular and talked about event is the annual Potrero Hill Festival, which aims to represent the “flavor” of the neighborhood, having local vendors, chefs, artists, musicians, and historians set up for the enjoyment of all age groups. Unite Potrero is an annual community-wide get together, as is the Wellness Block Party, offering chocolate tastings, yoga demos and face painting, promote unity to residents. The Boosters also arrange a yearly Holiday Party and Salsa Night at Daniel Webster School. Some events are created not just for the good of residents, but for the neighborhood itself, such as Neighborhood and Shoreline Cleanups and Hillside Planting and Beautification days. All information for events and more can be found at potreroboosters.org.

 
Local Events

Local Events

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

The Potrero Hill Boosters is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in San Francisco. They strive to create a sense of community between residents, and sponsor events regularly as a means to achieving that. The most popular and talked about event is the annual Potrero Hill Festival, which aims to represent the “flavor” of the neighborhood, having local vendors, chefs, artists, musicians, and historians set up for the enjoyment of all age groups. Unite Potrero is an annual community-wide get together, as is the Wellness Block Party, offering chocolate tastings, yoga demos and face painting, promote unity to residents. The Boosters also arrange a yearly Holiday Party and Salsa Night at Daniel Webster School. Some events are created not just for the good of residents, but for the neighborhood itself, such as Neighborhood and Shoreline Cleanups and Hillside Planting and Beautification days. All information for events and more can be found at potreroboosters.org.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

The 1.9 square mile neighborhood of Potrero Hill is miraculously home to around 100 restaurants, including many great ones. 18th Street is somewhat of a hub of the neighborhood, being home to more than ten popular, trendy restaurants and bars, a few being: Aperto, serving Italian food as well as breakfast and brunch, Chez Papa Bistrot French cuisine, Papito Mexican, Pera Mediterranean, and Umi Japanese. These represent the best of each style, all on one street! There are many more on 18th St., but if you’d like to experience more of the neighborhood, Market & Rye sandwiches on De Haro St., Hard Knox Cafe southern soul food on 23rd St., and Serpentine for American food on 3rd St., are all excellent options. There is no shortage of great restaurants in Potrero Hill.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

Commuting to and from Old Town is very convenient. The neighborhood is bordered on two sides by major highways, and provides public transportation by rail and road. The northern border of Old Town is Interstate 8, a 350 mile east-west roadway spanning much of California as well as Arizona. The western border is Interstate 5, an 800 mile north-south highway, beginning at the Mexican border and continuing into Oregon. For daily commuters or those not driving, the Old Town Transit Center provides rail service on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner route, San Diego Coaster commuter rail, on the San Diego Trolley Light Rail’s Green Line, as well as service on ten bus routes operated by San Diego Transit daily.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

There is no abundance of nightlife hotspots in Old Town, but there is plenty to ensure a good time without leaving the neighborhood. Kelly’s Pub and Old Town Saloon are the two spots in town with full bars, each having pool tables, darts and juke boxes; the local dive type and maybe most popular. Churchill Cigar Lounge and The Wine Cabana are both beer and wine only establishments. Churchill sells and allows cigars, while Cabana is a bit more upscale and romantic. There are four Mexican restaurants in town that remain open later (11pm) on the weekends, and tend to cater to drinkers only toward the end of the night, along with one American style of the same condition, O’Hungry’s. Tara Niche is an art gallery in Old Town that sometimes has live bands play, but does not offer a bar. Many neighboring communities offer other late night enjoyment.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

When compared to seven surrounding Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods, Victoria Park proved to be among the two most expensive, second (marginally) only to Hendricks and Venice Isles. One-bedroom apartments in Victoria Park rent for an average of $1,050 per month, two-bedrooms for $2,200, and three-bedroom apartments for upwards of $3,800 monthly. Although it is among the highest, many of the neighborhoods in the city are relatively close in price, with the exception of Nurmi Isles, which lists rates $1,200 less than Victoria Park monthly for two bedroom rentals. Rates are likely to change throughout the year, as southern Florida is less popular in the summer months, rates have reported an increase of $500 between April and September.

 
Local Events

Local Events

Evelyn Troy - Real Estate Agent

While many annual holiday events are celebrated through the city of Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Park has created some of its own traditions and events to keep residents entertained and involved throughout the year. In the spring, residents can participate in things like Family Game Day, Family Feud, and Splash Bash. In the summer time, a Hawaiian Luau and a Parrot Party are held, while the fall time brings Fall Festival, Rock Around the Clock 50’s Party, and various cook-offs. In the winter, holiday inspired events are held, such as Light Up Victoria Park, Breakfast with Santa, and the Martinis and Mistletoe party. A list of events and all things Victoria Park can be found at victoriaparkflorida.com, in the Amenities section (Highlights of Calendar Events).

 

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