WASHINGTON -- Logan Circle in northwest D.C. is named one of the nation's 28 friendliest neighborhoods, according to National Geographic Traveler magazine.
The list is based on user-generated data such as walkability, home affordability and social surroundings like the number of nearby restaurants, breweries and cafes. National Geographic Traveler magazine also used perception data from TripAdvisor and Yelp to create the unranked list of the US's most open-minded and open-hearted neighborhoods.
Logan Circle made the list because of its design-centric shops and dozens of restaurants in early 20th-century and contemporary buildings. The list features Colada Shop for their rooftop Cuban cocktails and empanadas, as well as Miss Pixie's Furnishings & Whatnot for unique finds like old postcards and 1960's lamps.
“I love walking down 14th Street on a nice day when people spill out of restaurants onto the sidewalk,” Logan Circle resident Amanda McClements said.
Among Logan Circle, here are a few other cities dubbed as the nation's friendliest:
- Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts
- Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington
- French Quarter, Charleston, South Carolina
- Second Street, Austin, Texas
- Downtown Mytle Beach, South Carolina
Whether its embracing the hums of restaurants and shops in Logan Circle or celebrating inclusion in Seattle's Capitol Hill, any one of the 28 neighborhoods are friendly enough to make foreigners feel right at home.