Location: Helsinki, Finland
Notable Businesses: Ansa, Sirdie, Bear Park Cafe, Rytmi
Previously inhabited by factory workers, Kallio is now home to several students, artists and young couples because the rent is cheaper than other places in Helsinki. People from around the city love to visit the area because of its abundance of bars and cafes. For shopping, there's Fleminginkatu Street, which is home to the design collective Femin and vintage shop Ansa. Bear Park is one of the central meeting locations in Kallio, which includes Bear Park Café and is open during the summer months. The hustle of the neighborhood's working class origins remain, but when coupled with the independent spirit that's been breathed into the neighborhood of late, it makes for the one of the world's most intriguing neighborhoods.