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Northern Liberties is home to many independent shops and boutiques Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Northern Liberties is home to many independent shops and boutiques.

November 14, 2017

Northern Liberties gets national recognition for being hip

'NoLibs' is one of America's coolest neighborhoods, site says

Northern Liberties has long been synonymous with its abundance of food, bars and youth.

But one apartment rental website recently deemed the neighborhood as not only Philadelphia's hottest spot, but as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the country.

HotSpot Rentals gave Northern Liberties the No. 18 spot on a recent ranking of the "25 Hottest Neighborhoods in America." The neighborhood is relatively easy to access and get around, according to the site, which gave high scores for walkability and transit.

Addressing factors typically of concern to buyers and renters, the site also measured urban neighborhoods based on finance, food and entertainment, lifestyle and weather.

"Put simply, we used data to determine street cred," the site stated.

San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas each landed two neighborhoods in the ranking, with San Fran's Mission District taking the top spot.

The full list can be found here.