There's still time left to get into the Christmas spirit. Looking at brightly decorated homes can be one of the best ways. Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage, released a list of the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights. Redfin agents were used to identify the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights in 23 metropolitan areas, and the top five neighborhoods in the nation.
Top Five Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in the U.S.
The top five neighborhoods in the U.S. are ones that go above and beyond every year, with the whole community getting involved. They attract thousands of visitors, who often get out of their cars to stroll through the streets and gaze at all of the lights.
- Brooklyn, NY - Dyker Heights
- Baltimore, MD - Miracle on 34th Street
- Portland, OR - Peacock Lane
- Austin, TX - 37th Street
- Philadelphia, PA - South 13th Street
For the full list of the top five neighborhoods to see holiday lights in 23 cities nationwide, visit the Redfin Blog: Redfin Names the Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights: Did Yours Make the List?
Since I write about Baltimore, here's their list for Baltimore:
- Hampden (on top five list): Otherwise known as the “Christmas Street” or “Miracle on 34th,” the lights on 34th street attract thousands of visitors each year. The homes are located on the 700 block, between Chestnut Ave and Keswick Rd. Lights on until 11 pm through Dec 31.
- Glen Burnie: The Iorios Lights display, located at 528 Delmar Ave, includes 2,000 sets of lights, inflatables, and visits from Santa. The home at 200 4th Avenue also goes all-out with a variety of decorations, including Santa in a hot-air balloon.
- Federal Hill: Several residents compete in the Federal Hill Holiday Decorating Contest, resulting in a brightly lit neighborhood.
- Edmondson Village: According to the Baltimore Sun, the home located at 4708 Edmondson Ave, and the home next door, are covered in twinkling lights.
- Other: There are several well-known “Griswold” homes in the Baltimore area, including “Mamulaville,” off Ringe Drive and Burns Crossing in Severn, Al Saunder’s home at 5109 Ritchie Hwy in Brooklyn Park, the home of “Mr. Christmas,” located at 22 Kitzbuhel Road in Parkton, and “Lights On Ice Crystal” in Odenton.