- The top 50 neighbourhoods in the world have been announced and South Africa's Melville has made the cut
- The Bohemian suburb in the heart of Johannesburg came in at number 48 and is the only SA neighbourhood on the list
- Melville has become one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Jozi and its colourful vibes are what made it stand out
More than 27 000 people all over the world were asked about the most undervalued neighbourhood in their home towns by Time Out, who then made a list of 50 of the top choices.
Johannesburg's Melville is the only South African neighbourhood who was found good enough.
GoodThingsGuy reports that Melville is the top neighbourhood in South Africa and number 48 on a list of the top neighbourhoods from around the world.
The list features neighbourhoods such as Pecham in London and Strasbourg-Saint-Denis in Paris, so Melville making the list is quite impressive.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Melville is described as a Bohemian suburb in the heart of Johannesburg.
Thando Moleketi-Williams from Time Out had this to say about it:
"Leafy, historic Melville was historically all-white, but 25 years into South African democracy it has become one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the city."
"Its situation between two of South Africa’s leading universities, Wits and UJ, makes it home to academics, artists, expats and students living in communal digs, resulting in the most eclectic high street in Johannesburg: 7th Street."
"Take a stroll, and you’ll discover an ever-changing cross-section of all-day places to eat, coffee shops, bistros, hookah lounges, themed restaurants and dive bars, all nestled between antique furniture shops, niche galleries and thrift stores."
We are super proud of this wonderful little neighbourhood representing Mzansi amongst the 'big guys' out there.
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