Lonely Planet Writer

AirBnB has released the top 17 trending neighbourhoods to watch for in 2017

With many people already planning their upcoming adventures for the new year, AirBnB has revealed 17 top trending neighbourhoods in cities around the world to watch for in 2017.

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The results were based on 140 million total guest arrivals in 2015. Image by Christine Chern

Based on the travel patterns of more than 140 million total guest arrivals, at three million homes on Airbnb, this year’s trending neighbourhoods have proven to be an eclectic mix of fast-emerging hot-spots. Topping the list was Milneburg in New Orleans, which showed a 1500% growth of inbound guest arrivals since 2015, while Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur came in second with a growth of 976%. Some common patterns emerged throughout the top choices, with the results showing that travellers were attracted to laid-back urban communities that were close to the action without being too dense. Other trends that stood out throughout the top choices, were the abundance of green spaces in the most popular areas, as well as the fact that people seemed to favour staying in places with lots of food choices.

West Seattle in Seattle showed a growth of 230%.
West Seattle in Seattle showed a growth of 230%. Image by AirBnB
The Phoenix Park area in Dublin came in at number 15 on the list.
The Phoenix Park area in Dublin came in at number 15 on the list. Image by AirBnB

Other neighbourhoods included in the top 17 choices include Fitzroy in Melbourne, famed for its vintage shopping and funky cafes, Konohana-ku in Osaka with its beautiful waterfront views, Chutes-Lavie in Marseille with its rich history and multiculturalism, Rockcliffe Smyth in Toronto and midtown in Miami.

Midtown Miami showed a 430% growth.
Midtown Miami showed a 430% growth. Image by AirBnB
The Žižkov neighbourhood in Prague showed a 103% growth.
The Žižkov neighbourhood in Prague showed a 103% growth. Image by AirBnB

1.) Milneburg in New Orleans, Louisiana – 1500% growth

2.) Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 976% growth

3.) Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia – 770% growth

4.) Konohana-ku in Osaka, Japan – 609% growth

5.) Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, France – 604% growth

6.) Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, Canada – 497% growth

7.) Midtown in Miami, Florida – 430% growth

8.) Narvarte in Mexico City, Mexico – 264% growth

9.) West Seattle in Seattle, Washington – 230% growth

10.) Usera in Madrid, Spain – 228% growth

11.) Din Daeng/Huai Khwang in Bangkok, Thailand – 218% growth

12.) Chippendale in Sydney, Australia – 204% growth

13.) Daehangno in Seoul, South Korea – 203% growth

14.) Lyndale in Minneapolis, Minnesota – 193% growth

15.) Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland – 180% growth

16.) Chacarita in Buenos Aires, Argentina – 172% growth

17.) Žižkov in Prague, Czech Republic – 103% growth