Posts Tagged ‘neighborhood’

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 reflects the story of American migration, changing economic times and the rebuilding of a piece of history. Brief history of Bedford Stuyvesant Originally, this...

Woodlawn was settled in the early 19th century by a group of farming families. The name of the area came from the prominent family in the group, known as the Wood family. Originally from Greenville, SC, the family chose a section of the Jones Valley that had plenty of water. As the settlement continued to grow, the...

When it comes to the beauty of St. Louis, nothing captures the brick houses and French style as the three neighborhood district that includes Lafayette Square, Soulard and LaSalle Park. Yet LaSalle Park provides the most interesting tale because it was a case of revitalization through the determination of the city and...

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...

The central business district of Dayton is a story of industry and renewal throughout the growth of this unique urban area. While the city enjoyed a population boom and economic heyday during the early part of the 20th century, the second half of the century saw a mass exodus to the suburbs. Therefore, the city began...

Alexandria is a beautiful city in Virginia, close to Washington D.C. This city has its historical aspects, but also reflects the larger economic growth of the country itself. One such example in Alexandria is the Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood was once known as the Cameron Valley and runs through the area known...

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...

Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan, offering educational, employment and cultural opportunities to visitors and residents alike. An example of the unique culture of this urban center is Heartside and Center City, two neighborhoods that make up the downtown city center. Heartside is a combination of...

Minneapolis is a thriving metro area known for providing residents with plenty of outdoor activities, as well as work and educational opportunities. Yet within this urban core is also an artistic flair that presents itself in the Hiawatha neighborhood. Hiawatha is a middle class area which has a median income of...

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...

Throughout St. Louis, there is a sense of division throughout the various neighborhoods. This is a reflection of the struggles that the city has had dealing with race and the merging of various cultures. Yet within the city itself, there are examples of strong communities, where families and a strong commitment to...

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...

St. Louis is a city with a history of struggling with diversity. Yet while there has been this struggle, there have also been plenty of opportunities for growth and education. An example of this is the neighborhood known as College Hill. College Hill was originally the local of the St. Louis University College Farm....

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...

Within the city of Columbus is a natural location for brewery, due to the meeting of the Scioto River, a spring-fed ravine and the Columbus Feeder canal. This plenty in terms of water and ability to transport their goods made the location ideal for building breweries. First brewery was opened in 1836, but others soon...