How neighborhoods are named

A detail from Naplab's neighborhood map.

In an article posted today on The Atlantic called "The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming," Dena Levitz looks at how cities like Indianapolis name their neighborhoods, how real estate professionals have taken the liberty of giving old districts new names in cities like San Francisco, and how residents react to newly named 'hoods.

Several months ago, we posted about the Naplab map, which breaks the city up into many neighborhoods in handsome fashion. If you've discovered that your neighborhood had a different name than you thought, have you started calling it that? Let us know in the comments.

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