America’s Gay Villages

America’s gay villages are cities or neighborhoods that are transgender and gay-friendly. They typically have a high population of LGBTQ people. These neighbors are typically found in the upscale and trendy parts of town. This may be a result of the fact that gay men, tend to have more disposable income. Anyway, if you’re new to the transgender community and are looking for safe places to get out and play, check out these villages. And don’t forget to support the local businesses.

Arkansas

Eureka Springs, Carroll

 

California

Tower District, Fresno 

Guerneville, Sonoma 

The Broadway Corridor, Long Beach

Laguna Beach, Orange County

Adams Point, Oakland

Laurel, Oakland

Silver Lake, Los Angeles

West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena

Lavender Heights, Sacramento

Hillcrest, San Diego

The Castro, San Francisco

South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco

Polk Gulch, San Francisco

Hayes Street, San Francisco

The Alameda, San Jose

Palm Springs, Riverside 

 

Colorado

Capitol Hill, Denver

 

Delaware

Rehoboth Beach, Sussex

 

District of Columbia

Dupont Circle, Washington

Logan Circle, Washington

 

Florida

Key West, Monroe

South Beach, Miami Beach

Upper Eastside, Miami

Wilton Manors, Broward

Oakland Park, Broward

Lake Worth, Palm Beach

Gaybor, Tampa

Seminole Heights, Tampa

Grand Central, St. Petersburg

Riverside and Avondale, Jacksonville

Springsfield, Jacksonville

Thorton Park, Orlando

ViMi District, Orlando

 

Georgia

East Atlanta Village, Atlanta

Grant Park, Atlanta

Kirkwood, Atlanta

Midtown, Atlanta

 

Illinois

Andersonville, Chicago

Edge Water, Chicago

Uptown, Chicago

Lake View East, Chicago

East Rogers Park, Chicago

Wicker Park, Chicago

 

Indiana

Chatham Arch, Indianapolis

Herron-Morton Place, Indianapolis

Stonegate, New Castle

Kentucky

Berea, Madison

The Highlands, Louisville

Lexington, Fayette County

 

Louisana

Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans

French Quarter, New Orleans

P-Town, New Orleans

Cotton Street, Shreveport

 

Maine

Ogunquit, York County

Hallowell, Kennebec County

 

Maryland

Mount Vernon, Baltimore

Bolton Hill, Baltimore

 

Massachusetts

Jamaica Plain, Boston

South End, Boston

Central Square, Cambridge

Davis Square, Somerville

Northampton, Hampshire County

Provincetown, Barnstable County

 

Michigan

Kerrytown, Ann Arbor

Ferndale, Detroit

Saugatuck, Saugatuck

Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids

 

Minnesota

Ewing Avenue, Edina

Loring Park, Minneapolis

Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis

 

Missouri

The Grove, St. Louis

Central West End, St Louis

Soulard, St Louis

South Grand, St Louis

 

Nevada

Fruit Loop, Las Vegas

 

New Jersey

Asbury Park, Monmouth County

Atlantic City, Atlantic County

Cape May, Cape May County

Collingswood, Camden County

Highland Park, Middlesex County

Hoboken, Hudson County

Jersey City, Hudson County

Kingston, Middlesex County

Lambertville, Hunterdon County

Maplewood, Essex County

Mill Hill, Mercer County

Montclair, Essex County

New Brunswick, Middlesex County

Ocean Grove, Monmouth County

Plainfield, Union County

Rahway, Union County

South Orange, Essex County

 

New York

Chelsea, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Hell’s Kitchen, New York City

Park Slope, New York City

Jackson Heights, New York City

Nyack, Rockland County

Cherry Grove, Suffolk County

Fire Island Pines, Suffolk County

Hudson, Columbia County

Ithaca, Tompkins County

Allentown, Buffalo

Park Avenue, Rochester

Hawley-Green History District, Syracuse

Lark Street, Albany

 

North Carolina

Asherville, Buncombe County

Carrboro, Orange County

NoDa Arts District, Charlotte

Plaza-Midwood, Charlotte

South End, Charlotte

Historic District, Wilmington

 

Ohio

Highland Square, Akron

Northside, Cincinnati

Detroit-Shoreway, Cleveland

Lakewood, Cleveland

Tremont, Cleveland

Clintonville, Columbus

The Short North, Columbus

Olde Towne East, Columbus

Victorian Village, Columbus

Italian Village, Columbus

German Village, Columbus

 

Oklahoma

N.W. 39th Street, Oklahoma City

Brady Arts District, Tulsa

 

Oregon

Old Town, Portland

Burnside Triangle, Portland

 

Pennsylvania

Capitol District, Harrisburg

East Passyunk Crossing, Philadelphia

Midtown, Harrisburg

New Hope, Bucks County

Shadyside, Pittsburgh

Mexican Wars Streets, Pittsburgh

Washington Square West, Philadelphia

West Mount Airy, Philadelphia

 

South Carolina

Condado, San Juan

 

Tennessee

Midtown, Memphis

 

Texas

Oak Lawn, Dallas

Bishop Arts District, Dallas

Neartown, Houston

Montrose, Houston

Westbury, Houston

Uptown Houston, Houston

Midtown, San Antonio

Travis Heights, Austin

Warehouse District, Austin

Galveston, Galveston County

Denton, Denton County

 

Utah

The Avenues, Salt Lake City

 

Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

 

Virginia

Ghent, Norfolk

 

Washington

Capitol Hill

 

West Virginia

East End, Charleston

 

Wisconsin

Walker’s Point, Milwaukee