Neighborhood Notes

Profiles of High-End Neighborhoods around the World, Offering Insight Into Their Amenities, Appeal and Outlook For the Future

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Green Hills is a Nashville Suburb with Large Properties and Shopping Galore

Green Hills is a Nashville Suburb with Large Properties and Shopping Galore

Green Hills, the Nashville, Tennessee, neighborhood whose large properties live up to its verdant name, is an upscale suburban enclave about 15 minutes from the city’s vibrant downtown. It features a   Read more
Fiesole, Italy, Offers a Village Feel Just Outside Florence

Fiesole, Italy, Offers a Village Feel Just Outside Florence

Set 5.5 miles from Florence, the Etruscan town of Fiesole clings romantically to the top of a verdant hill in Tuscany that gives it a spectacular vantage point from which to view the skyline and sunse  Read more
Marshan Offers the Very Best of Tangier’s Enduring Allure

Marshan Offers the Very Best of Tangier’s Enduring Allure

Conveniently located just a 10-minutes walk from the city center, Marshan offers uniquely varied architecture and the best of Tangier living. Perched on a plateau above the casbah, outside the histori  Read more
Boulder, Colorado’s Mapleton Hill Has a Norman Rockwell Feel

Boulder, Colorado’s Mapleton Hill Has a Norman Rockwell Feel

With its wide streets, stately trees and gracious old homes, Mapleton Hill is the charmer of Boulder, Colorado. One of the older neighborhoods in the city, it gets its poetic appellation from its high  Read more
Santa Bárbara, Valencia, Offers Security, Serenity and a Sense of Exclusivity

Santa Bárbara, Valencia, Offers Security, Serenity and a Sense of Exclusivity

On the northwestern edge of the Spanish city of Valencia, where the city meets scenic countryside, lies the private housing estate of Santa Bárbara. Set on an elevated site, with an abundance of green  Read more
Osaka’s Umeda Neighborhood is Convenient, Bustling and Safe

Osaka’s Umeda Neighborhood is Convenient, Bustling and Safe

As the capital of Japan’s Kansai region, Osaka has much to offer its 2.6 million residents, from a rich history to Blade Runner cityscapes, not to mention countless culinary offerings that have deserv  Read more
Comporta, a Portuguese Village Where the Well-Heeled Go for Some Privacy

Comporta, a Portuguese Village Where the Well-Heeled Go for Some Privacy

Comporta, a quaint beach village in the Portuguese region of the same name, is a high-end, laid-back vacation spot where the boldface names go to lay low, shedding their celebrity in the sand. The reg  Read more
José Ignacio is Uruguay’s Answer to the Hamptons in New York or St. Tropez

José Ignacio is Uruguay’s Answer to the Hamptons in New York or St. Tropez

José Ignacio, a sleepy fishing village in Uruguay’s hip Punta del Este area, is a beach-side playground where the world’s wealthy go to get away from it all. Founded by the Spanish settler from whom i  Read more
Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island Is a (High-End) Work in Progress

Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island Is a (High-End) Work in Progress

Futuristic city scenes and desert landscapes combine on Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island. Set on a picturesque sand island between lush mangroves and the turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, with a glitter  Read more
The Beach is Never Far Away in Cottesloe, a Suburb in Western Australia’s Perth

The Beach is Never Far Away in Cottesloe, a Suburb in Western Australia’s Perth

Bondi in Sydney, Australia, is well known internationally for its beachside lifestyle, but far away on the opposite side of the country, the suburb of Cottesloe in Perth arguably offers something clos  Read more
Seattle’s Madison Park Has a Small-Town Feel and Strong Real Estate Market

Seattle’s Madison Park Has a Small-Town Feel and Strong Real Estate Market

Madison Park, a charmingly chic Seattle, Washington, neighborhood, is an oasis that can make residents feel as though they are vacationing all year round. Its cachet dates to the early 1900s, when it   Read more
Hamburg’s Riverside Neighborhood of Blankenese Offers a Coastal Resort Feel

Hamburg’s Riverside Neighborhood of Blankenese Offers a Coastal Resort Feel

With handsome homes that head down steep, wooded slopes to the sandy bank of the River Elbe, Hamburg’s Blankenese has the feel of a coastal resort town on the Riviera, even though it has a cooler clim  Read more
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