“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Voted in some publications as one of the best neighborhoods in the United States, the Highland neighborhood has undergone tremendous changes in the past decade. Although full of charming Victorian homes, it was long avoided by many locals as a down-and-out spot, but is now a shining example of successful gentrification. From its roots as a settlement, to its later incarnation as a Hispanic enclave, the Highlands and its adjoining West and Lower Highlands neighborhoods have held recent sway as one of the trendiest spots. It is a friendly and engaging spot for artists and foodies. The 44th and Tennyson district holds an entertaining First Friday event each month, with all galleries thrown open to visitors. This is also a foodie mecca, where hot new chefs have opened several local restaurants.