What makes a neighborhood great?

In a real essence, what makes a neighborhood great is not just because of the location, but the longstanding kind of relationship among people that lives there. These best places to live rise to the top because of where they are, who lives there and what elements are in them. People attract people, so when solidarity is present, businesses triangulate in one place, giving each and everyone a reason to stick around. We asked urban planners, a geographer, an architect and real-estate agents to pinpoint some of the common threads that put an area on the map for buyers and visitors.

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