How to find a hip hood in a new city
Lately I’ve been using Google Maps to search for undiscovered jewels of neighborhoods in East London. In this map, Pink=art Red=books is the color code. I marked target hoods w/ rectangles.
Selection criteria for finding a place to live:
*moderate* clustering of art & book dots (you get more space for lower rent if you’re further from the hot spots)
word-of-mouth cultural appeal (we’ve heard like-minded people mention the area)
proximity to the tube (or a rail that connects to a tube we use - max. 2 transfer commute)
not too far from the city center (centre!) nor too close
What else should I be looking for?  Leave me suggestions in the comments, the hunt is ON!

How to find a hip hood in a new city

Lately I’ve been using Google Maps to search for undiscovered jewels of neighborhoods in East London. In this map, Pink=art Red=books is the color code. I marked target hoods w/ rectangles.

Selection criteria for finding a place to live:

  1. *moderate* clustering of art & book dots (you get more space for lower rent if you’re further from the hot spots)
  2. word-of-mouth cultural appeal (we’ve heard like-minded people mention the area)
  3. proximity to the tube (or a rail that connects to a tube we use - max. 2 transfer commute)
  4. not too far from the city center (centre!) nor too close

What else should I be looking for?  Leave me suggestions in the comments, the hunt is ON!