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    Twirling dragon Maciamo's Avatar
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    Tokyo's most popular residential areas (for Tokyoites)

    Here are the results of the survey led in 2004 by Tokyo Walker magazine. 2300 people and the 3 largest real estate agencies in Tokyo were asked "what district of Tokyo they preferred" 「一番住みたい街ランキング」. Here are the most popular areas according to individual and real estate agencies' surveys :

    1位 中目黒  Nakameguro
    2位 三軒茶屋 Sangenjaya
    3位 下北沢 Shimo Kitazawa
    4位 駒方大学 Komagata Daigaku
    5位 吉洋寺 Kichijouji
    6位 自由が丘 Jiyuugaoka
    7位 高円寺 Kouenji
    8位 中野 Nakano
    9位 代官山 Daikanyama
    10位 代々木上原 Yoyogi Uehara
    11位 学芸大学 Gakugei Daigaku
    12位 麻布十番 Asabu Juuban
    13位 青山・表参道 Aoyama - Omotesandou
    14位 恵比寿 Ebisu
    15位 広尾 Hiroo
    16位 三鷹   Mitaka
    17位 祐天寺 Yuutenji
    18位 二子玉川 Futagotamagawa
    19位 荻窪 Ogikubo
    20位 町田 Machida
    21位 阿佐ヶ谷 Asagaya
    22位 品川 Shinagawa
    23位 目黒 Meguro
    24位 小岩 Koiwa
    25位 西荻窪 Nishi Ogikubo
    26位 葛西 Kasai
    27位 門前仲町 Monzennakacho
    28位 高田馬場 Takadanobaba
    29位 国立 Kokuritsu
    30位 六本木 Roppongi

    Here is now the ranking given by individual Tokyoites only :

    1位  青山・表参道 Aoyama - Omotesandou
    2位 吉洋寺 Kichijouji
    3位 下北沢 Shimo Kitazawa
    4位 三軒茶屋 Sangenjaya
    5位 代官山 Daikanyama
    6位 恵比寿 Ebisu
    7位 広尾 Hiroo
    8位 中目黒  Nakameguro
    9位 駒方大学 Komagata Daigaku
    10位 自由が丘 Jiyuugaoka

    The top 10 given by the 3 largest real estate agencies is as follow :

    1位 中目黒  Nakameguro
    2位 駒方大学 Komagata Daigaku
    3位 三軒茶屋 Sangenjaya
    4位 下北沢 Shimo Kitazawa
    5位 高円寺 Kouenji
    6位 吉洋寺 Kichijouji
    7位 自由が丘 Jiyuugaoka
    8位 中野 Nakano
    9位 代々木上原 Yoyogi Uehara
    10位 学芸大学 Gakugei Daigaku


    Prices and availabilities are housing in Tokyo do not necessary reflect their popularity. It is also a matter of being central or depends on the number of lodging in a given area. For example :

    Sources : Arikos, Expatriates Housing Consulting, Tokyo
    Last edited by Maciamo; Mar 19, 2010 at 03:39.

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    I used to live within walking distance of sangenjaya and shimo-kitazawa. It was a great place to live and I'm glad I found that place.

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    Danshaku Elizabeth's Avatar
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    I like Shimo-kitazawa a lot as well, it can just be a hassle to get around with that ground level rail line next to the station.

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    Awww Shinjuku wasn't on the list sob sob Well at least 位 麻布十番 Asabu Juuban was on the list thou hehe. Anyhow, how was it to live near Sangenjaya?

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