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Not Just a Face Lift; These Nook Neighborhoods Underwent their Own Spring Cleaning

Written by Cindy Marie Jenkins on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 3:03pm.

In our Nook Neighborhoods series, you’ll find cool history and culture about one of your favorite Nooks, one way we assist our readers in finding the perfect neighborhood for their lifestyle. To close out our spring cleaning month, let's take a look back on some of the nooks that have been spruced up themselves.

Sometimes a complete reinvention, sometimes just a few blocks, and sometimes it takes a village, but the heart and soul of some of our favorite communities cannot be matched.

  • After twenty years of community involvement, Dana Point is finally on the road to reinventing their harborside offerings. It's tricky when you want to stay trendy and local, affordable and financially sustainable. I'm sure there's a city planning nerd out there with file cabinets and hard drives full of all the plans, proposals and meeting minutes it took to get to this point, and we can't wait to sip wine while whale watching in the near future!

  • Lido Village & Cannery Beach are clearly favorites of ours since we very carefully chose those locations among all the wonderful areas around us. The new Nook office is smack dab in the middle of these great areas, both experiencing an incredible resurgence of culture and entrepreneurial spirit. Looks like we fit right in!

  • A few years ago, Downtown Los Angeles would have been a fancy night out destination for the theatre or Opera, but there wasn't a whole lot to soak up within walking distance. Enter the Grand Avenue construction and Grand Park, literally opening up blocks of greenery for families and workers alike to share. There are multiple arts destinations next door to one another, eateries in between (and inside), a huge and accessible splash pad fountain across from a Starbucks (i.e. a gold mine), plus all the festivals and free entertainment the city brings there. Grand Ave Park brings much more of a community feeling to downtown Los Angeles, and that helps everyone nearby.

  • Treasure Island is a man-made island in the Bay, originally created for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition and World’s Fair, then dig up for gold, used as a naval station before being chosen for a major renovation to be finished soon. Housing, a restaurant built to withstand the high winds and reflect San Francisco’s many cultures, plus lots of bars in the mix. I’d take a short ferry from the mainland for that.

What neighborhoods do you see getting revitalized? Search With Style© here and let us know!

 

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