Posts by: Reece

As the country entered the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham also saw an increase in the economic growth of this once farming region. One neighborhood in the heart of this growth was Ensley. Originally founded as industrial city in its own right, Ensley was founded by Enoch Ensley. He was originally from Memphis, but...

Every city has its suburban flair and Alexandria is no exception. Nestled in Fairfax County, the West End neighborhood boasts beautiful winding roads and secluded cul-de-sacs. This highly residential area is known to locals as the Landmark, due in part to the close proximity of Landmark Mall and the variety of strip...

One of the first settlements in Franklin Count was Franklinton, which was eventually annexed into Columbus. Today, the neighborhood is located immediately west of downtown and includes the Bottoms. This area was so named due to the fact that the land itself is lower than the Olentangy and Scioto rivers. As a result, a...

Minneapolis is a mix of cultures, economic diversity and artistic roots. Throughout the urban core, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a variety of foods, entertainment and work options. The cultural and ethnic makeup of the Hawthorne neighborhood provides an excellent example of how the city itself has...

The city of Milwaukee is full of enclaves with their own unique histories. Lincoln Village is one such area. This neighborhood has grown based on the waves of immigrants that have come through the city. Each wave has left its mark, creating a melting pot of cultures and heritages. Lincoln Village was originally...

The Portland of the West Coast is a beautiful city that embraces big ideas in small packages. Home to a vibrant tiny home community, the city also embraces living a lifestyle based on being kinder to the environment. The outdoors also plays a large part in the vibrant culture of the city itself. One of the...

Short North is one of gems of Columbus, attracting both families, young professionals and students. The area includes the main strip of High Street, then extends to the south side of the Ohio University Campus. Within walking distance of the convention center, it provides an inviting atmosphere for visitors and...

While many of us who grew up in the 1980s are familiar with the phrase trickle down effect, newer generations may not have the same cultural reference. In a nut shell, the idea is that when the wealthiest citizens benefit or see financial prosperity, they will spend more, which will benefit everyone further down the...

Within the Brooklyn area is one of the areas that has become a source of gentrification throughout the years. Yet, the story of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn reflects the story of American migration, changing economic times and the rebuilding of a piece of history. Originally, this neighborhood was created by the...

For those who are renting, the number of mortgage applications does not seem to personally affect them. Yet when there are few mortgage applications, it can often translate into a large number of families remaining renters. When demand remains high, renters feel the pinch in terms of reduced inventory and higher...

For old television buffs, Brooklyn Heights holds a special significance. The Cosby Show, which was one of the first mainstream black family comedy, was based in this neighborhood within this famous borough. Yet it was also immortalized in the theme song for The Patty Duke Show. Haven’t many of us hummed the tune, “the...

Moving into a new apartment can be a daunting task. You’ve found the apartment, the rent is perfect. You’ve emptied the boxes. Set up the furniture, just the way you like it. Everything is excellent. There’s just one thing. You have to meet new neighbors, and hopefully they are good neighbors.   [poll...