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Charlotte has something to offer anyone who's looking for true live-work-play areas. Here's where to buy to take advantage of the contemporary, urban lifestyle that the most walkable Charlotte neighborhoods have to offer.

Dilworth is a unique place. It's hip restaurant scene, boutique shopping options, and vibrant neighborly feel makes Dilworth seems isolated from the busiest parts of the city. You'd never guess it's only a few minutes away from the Spectrum Center and other Uptown attractions. Here are a few of the hot properties in this in-demand area:

  • Dilworth Walk: At 1829 & 1903 Kenilworth, this secure, mid-rise development is right around the corner from the neighborhood's main restaurant and nightlife area.
  • 1315 East: These modern,
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Pearl District Portland is a historic neighborhood where art aficionados, galleries, and artists come together. It's in one of the oldest parts of the city, with most of the galleries concentrated in the southern portion of the neighborhood, bordered to the north by Northwest Glisan Street. Portland artists and art lovers looking for homes in the city will definitely want easy access to this roughly 28-square-block art heaven.

The variety and range of work is what really makes the area special. However, Upfor is certainly one of the most important Pearl District galleries in terms of the art world at large. This avant-garde space was founded in 2013, and is featured in internationally renowned publications, such as Artforum.

From the Pearl District,

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Charlotte and San Francisco are competing to be the second largest financial center in the USA (after New York City, of course). It's easy to see one of the main reasons people are moving to the center of the Charlotte: opportunity. Young people move here to attend college and graduate school, and major companies set up Uptown Charlotte offices to take advantage of the highway and airport access. However, there's plenty more to the city than the high finance, world-class universities and infrastructure that collectively form the economic backbone of the urban area.

The real reason Uptown Charlotte real estate is in such demand is the live-work-play lifestyle that residents enjoy. There's plenty of new construction in the area and developers here seem

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None of the architecture in Seattle is ancient, but some neighborhoods are older and more central than others. Japantown is one of these history-rich downtown areas. It's also the site of one of the most popular new developments in the International District. With superb walkability and transit, the address is likely to appeal to people who are looking to buy into the urban live-work-play lifestyle.

 

If you think owning in Downtown Seattle is unattainable, this new development might change your perspective. Koda Seattle will be a 200-plus unit high-rise right in the center of the city. Reservations began in early 2018 for the condos, which were priced from the $400,000 range for a studio up to around $1.3 million for the larger units.

 

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South Beach is undoubtedly one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the Miami-Dade area. The iconic Miami art-deco architecture, nightclubs, and lengthy expanses of beach are all right here. What the community has not had for many years is a grand entryway — but all that is about to change.

Reclaiming Lost Territory

One of the largest developers in the country has had its eye on a specific plot of Miami Beach real estate for quite some time: the site of the defunct South Shore Hospital right by the MacArthur Causeway. Attempts to revitalize the aging healthcare facility didn't work out, but now there's finally some significant progress in terms of redevelopment.

The proposed tower project will be a welcome change from the remains of the old

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You don't need a car in most of the residential neighborhoods in the Emerald City. It's one of the most walkable places to live in the USA. However, even in this pedestrian-friendly town, one place stands out: Downtown Seattle.

The whole downtown area is completely walkable and incredibly well serviced by public transit. You can also bike or skate easily. One of the best things about living in this area of Seattle is how many different cultures are packed into such a small area — each neighborhood in the city center has its own unique character. 

1. Pioneer Square

Deep history and world-class venues come together in the city's oldest neighborhood. Pioneer Square is a sports-lover's dream, with CenturyLink Field and the recently renamed T-Mobile

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Long Beach has a lot to offer. It's home to the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, beautiful gardens and beaches yet it may not be the first place a person thinks of when considering a "walkable city". However WalkScore has recently named Long Beach one of the top ten most walkable places in the country.

From LA's first light rail line to extensive bikeways, alternative transit here is easy. The question becomes whether or not you'll want to leave your neighborhood. With miles of beaches and a bustling business centers nearby, it's easy to enjoy a true live-work-play lifestyle. If that sounds good, here are the two neighborhoods that you'll want to look at first.

 

 If you are interested in Resort-Style Living, the stretch of Ocean

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Have you heard? The University of Central Florida is coming to downtown Orlando. With that news, many are curious about what that means for homeowners or people looking to buy in the area.

Downtown Orlando has a lot to offer. You might enjoy lunch at The Rusty Spoon or have a slow art day at the Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando really has is all from arts & culture to world class restaurants, and more. However, one thing that Orlando has not had much of recently is available housing, especially for students. But that's all about to change with the upcoming developments planned by the University of Central Florida.

The UCF Downtown Campus

If you're curious about what the new campus will look like, head over to the college's official

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San Diego is one of the most exciting places to live in California. Set among some of the most amazing natural wonders in the state, its residents are spoiled by the beauty of the land and the convenience that comes with city living. In addition, the local government is always developing new ways to improve infrastructure to create a town that is rich in resources and amenities. 

If you look around, you'll notice that the city has been committed to improving the walkability of almost every neighborhood. However, there are some areas that are head and shoulders above the rest for those who want the healthy, convenient lifestyle a car-free address can enable. Here are the top two neighborhoods you'll want to buy in if you are looking to spend less time

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San Antonio is a town that has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. Whether it's a massive restoration and preservation projects like The Alamo or celebrating local figures in the art scene, the community values the cultivation of the arts. If you're an artist or an art lover looking to buy in San Antonio, look no further than Southtown, the city's vibrant and diverse center of arts and culture.

Southtown: Heart of the San Antonio Art Scene

 

In the Southtown Arts District you'll find galleries like Studio Fantomas, a large collection by local artist Alejandro Augustine Padilla, and performing arts venues like URBAN-15 but that is not all the neighborhood has to offer. Southtown residents also benefit form craft breweries, restaurants, and

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