Atlanta neighborhood named one of the hottest to visit in 2016


Atlanta neighborhood named one of the hottest to visit in 2016

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A neighborhood right here in Atlanta has been named one of the world's up-and-coming neighborhoods, according to a recent ranking by Airbnb — a digital marketplace for people to list, find and book places to stay.

After analyzing the travel patterns of more than 40 million people that used the platform in 2015, Airbnb found that Atlanta's Poncey-Highland ranked at No. 12. of the top 16 trending neighborhoods in 2016.

Though many visitors planted themselves in the usual hotspots like cities in France, Greece and Spain, Poncey-Highland made the cut with a 240 percent growth of inbound guests from 2014-2015.

The final list is compiled of neighborhoods in the world's most popular cities, where visitors are increasingly booking accommodations and are able to immerse themselves as locals, according to Airbnb. Some of the recurring themes across the neighborhoods include art, food, outdoor experiences and shopping.

Chūō-ku in Osaka, Japan, known for its historic castle and street food, topped the list at No. 1 with a staggering 7000 percent growth.

Here are Airbnb's 16 neighborhoods to visit in 2016 and their percent growth of inbound guests from 2014-2015:

1. Chūō-ku in Osaka, Japan - 7000 percent growth

2. Banglampoo in Bangkok, Thailand - 1230 percent growth

3. Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 1200 percent growth

4. Capucins in Bordeaux, France -  960 percent growth

5. Koukaki in Athens, Greece - 800 percent growth

6. Triana in Seville, Spain - 770 percent growth

7. Hammerbrook in Hamburg, Germany - 415 percent growth

8. Kaneohe on Oahu, US -  320 percent growth

9. Meireles in Fortaleza, Brazil - 285 percent growth

10. Roma Sur in Mexico City, Mexico - 275 percent growth

11. Oak Lawn in Dallas, US - 260 percent growth

12. Poncey-Highland in Atlanta - 240 percent growth

13. District VII in Budapest, Hungary -  145 percent growth

14. The Bukit Peninsula, Bali - 130 percent growth

15. Richmond in Melbourne, Australia - 126 percent growth

16. Constitución in Buenos Aires, Argentina - 125 percent growth

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