Where are the coolest neighborhoods in the U.S.? And are any of them located in Atlanta?
Real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield set out to locate those neighborhoods with its “Cool Streets Report,” and two Atlanta areas – Little Five Points and Old Fourth Ward – made the cut.
Surveying hundreds of real estate professionals throughout the country, Cushman & Wakefield rated neighborhoods with several factors, including: the area’s Millennial population; its level of college education; its walkability; its diversity; and the food, music, and arts scene.
Most importantly, the survey also rated the neighborhoods on a scale of coolness – Little Five Points is in its “prime hipness,” while the Old Fourth Ward is “still cool, but going mainstream.”
Here is a detailed chart on the survey’s rankings for Atlanta’s neighborhoods; note that amenities are rated on a scale of one to four, with four being the highest.
|Neighborhood Features||Little Five Points||Old Fourth Ward|
|Average Household Income||$92,837||$88,605|
|% College Educated||81.6%||83%|
|Access to Higher Ed||2||2|
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