As the number of child-free Americans continues to rise, including empty nesters, singles and adults without children, their population changes the landscape of ethnic and working-class areas near urban locales,
Neighborhood gentrification “is something all cities go through as they mature,” says Bert Sperling, whose Sperling’s Best Places, a demographic research company in Portland, OR that provided the data for a 2012 MSN Real Estate profile of the best urban neighborhoods for childless adults.
Sperling chose the following “10 great neighborhoods” for adults without children:
- Silver Lake, Los Angeles CA
- Church Hill, Richmond VA
- Harbour Island, Tampa FL
- Capitol Hill, Seattle WA
- U Street Corridor, Washington DC
- Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
- Alberta Arts District, Portland OR
- North End, Boise ID
- Zip 78702, Austin TX
Do you have a neighborhood to add to this list? Be sure to tell us why you chose it as an ideal spot for NotMom households.
(Image Credit: Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Church Hill VA)