Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle has been selected among the 28 friendliest neighborhoods in the United States by National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Highlighting Logan Circle’s “design-centric shops and dozens of restaurants in early 20th-century and contemporary buildings,” the magazine said:
“Snag a coveted rooftop spot at Colada Shop for a Cuban cocktail and empanada, or parse through old postcards and 1960s lamps at Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot.”
“I love walking down 14th Street on a nice day when people spill out of restaurants onto the sidewalk,” Amanda McClements, a resident of the neighborhood and local store owner was quoted as saying.
Jack Evans, D.C. Councilmember for Ward 2, hailed the news over Twitter, congratulating the residents of Logan Circle.
Logan Circle landed on @NatGeoTravel magazine's list of the 28 friendliest neighborhoods in the US! Congratulations to the neighborly longtime and new residents for this honor, but we always knew it was one of the friendliest in the world. https://t.co/GCsr6ishwX
— Jack Evans (@JackEvansWard2) June 10, 2019
Other U.S. neighborhoods that made the list include Downtown Los Angeles (California) with its diversity of restaurants and “sub-neighborhoods Little Tokyo and the Arts District.”
Another California neighborhood on the list is North Beach (San Francisco) with its “Italian immigrants, beat poets, and jazz musicians.”
Downtown Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), which was praised for its 187-foot-tall Ferris wheel rotating above Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk, along with local shops and cafes on a former Air Force base, and Rogers Park (Anchorage, Alaska) as an attraction for bike commuters, runners, and cross-country skiers, providing easy access to Chester Creek Trail are both among the friendliest U.S. neighborhoods, according to National Geographic Traveler.
In partnership with Resonance Consultancy, the magazine came up with the index, based on a survey focusing on hospitality and the ability of “making travelers feel at home.”
As part of the survey, Resonance Consultancy used its proprietary Best Cities analytics pertaining to over 200 cities, as well as statistics and criteria such as walkability, home affordability, public spaces, and the number of restaurants, breweries and cafes.