Not all neighbourhoods are loved equally on the ever-popular accommodation sharing platform Airbnb.
The company recently crunched some data to determine the top neighbourhoods around the world – and one of the top spots goes to an up-and-coming Toronto ‘hood.
Taking the number six spot is Rockcliffe-Smythe – the city’s trendy area just north of the Junction.
Once home to a meatpacking plant, the neighbourhood now houses some of Toronto’s trendiest homes, restaurants, and artisan shops.
The data is based on travel patterns of more than 140 million total guest arrivals at 3 million homes on Airbnb.
The research shows that the trending neighbourhoods share a few consistent themes – all of which can be found in Rockcliffe-Smyth.
When it comes to Airbnb preferences, people want three things: urban, but not dense; green spaces; and abundant food options.
Here are the top ‘hoods of 2016 on Airbnb:
- Milneburg in New Orleans, Louisiana – 1500% growth
- Kampung Bayu in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 976% growth
- Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia – 770% growth
- Konohana-ku in Osaka, Japan – 609% growth
- Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, France – 604% growth
- Rockcliffe-Smythe in Toronto, Canada – 497% growth
- Midtown in Miami, Florida – 430% growth
- Narvarte in Mexico City, Mexico – 264% growth
- West Seattle in Seattle, Washington – 230% growth
- Usera in Madrid, Spain – 228% growth
- Din Daeng/Huai Khwang in Bangkok, Thailand – 218% growth
- Chippendale in Sydney, Australia – 204% growth
- Daehangno in Seoul, South Korea – 203% growth
- Lyndale in Minneapolis, Minnesota – 193% growth
- Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland – 180% growth
- Chacarita in Buenos Aires, Argentina – 172% growth
- Žižkov in Prague, Czech Republic – 103% growth
This past year, Airbnb introduced their “Experience” feature in some of the trending neighbourhoods in cities like Miami and Seoul, offering experiences curated by hosts. The feature will roll out to more cities across the world.