DC's Navy Yard named one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world

- One of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in the world resides in the nation’s capital, according to Forbes.

The business magazine says Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood is one of the best neighborhoods to explore based on tips by the author’s favorite travel experts.

While many know Navy Yard as being the home to Nationals Park, the baseball stadium for the Washington Nationals, Forbes also cites the neighborhood’s waterfront location, industrial infrastructure and historic roots for having “a cool factor that most other D.C. neighborhoods lack.”

Forbes points out that Navy Yard is the fastest growing neighborhood in the city with a restaurant scene that is growing in popularity.

Navy Yard is one of two neighborhoods from the United States that made the cut.

Here are the rest of the coolest neighborhoods on Forbes’ list:

- Barcelona – Sants
- Amsterdam – Amsterdam Noord
- Cartagena – Getsemani
- Johannesburg – Maboneng
- Tbilisi – Plekhanov
- Panama City – Casco Viejo
- Saigon – District 5
- Athens – Keramikos
- Seoul – Seongsu-dong
- Chicago – Pilsen
- Cape Town – Kalk Bay

What do you think? Do you agree with Forbes putting Navy Yard on the list? Or are there are more deserving D.C. neighborhoods that are cooler? Sound off on the @fox5dc Twitter and Facebook pages.

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