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Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in 2014


With the holidays comes the spectucle and wonder of seeing holiday lights. To learn more about the best places to see the lights, we enlisted the help of Redfin. Having agents know their neighborhoods like the back of their hand, thanks to all the home tours and open houses that they attend each week, they were able to identify the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights in 23 metropolitan areas, and the top five neighborhoods in the nation. The homeowners in these areas see Christmas as a frame of mind, with lights, inflatable characters, statues and music that will make your heart grow three sizes just looking at the display.

Living in Brooklyn we are so excited that Dyker Heights is the number one spot with Portland, OR rounding in at number five. Check out some of these amazing places as you soak in the magic of the holidays.

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Dyker Heights – Brooklyn, NY: Dyker Heights came in at No. 1 on list of the five best neighborhoods in the nation to see holiday lights. The entire community participates, drawing thousands of visitors each year. It’s a truly amazing display of lights, statues, inflatables and other holiday decorations that is bound to put you in a festive mood. You can stay up to date on the community’s Facebook page, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights.

“Christmas Town” – McAdenville, NC: McAdenville’s nickname is Christmas Town, thanks to the elaborate displays that the residents put up every year. There are more than 375 lighted trees and 200 wreaths adorning the lamp posts, and most residents decorate their homes, drawing a crowd of more than 600,000 people each year.

Interlochen – Arlington, TX: Known as the Lights at Interlochen, each year more than 200 homeowners in this Arlington neighborhood go all out with extravagant lights, decorations and displays. It has become a holiday tradition for friends and families in North Texas to make the drive out to see the lights.

“Miracle on 34th Street” – Baltimore, MD: Now in its 67th year, The Miracle on 34th Street is a Baltimore tradition that is visited by thousands each year. The neighbors who live on the 700 block of 34th Street between Chestnut and Keswick Road have been decorating their homes and yards with holiday lights and displays for decades. With a hubcap Christmas tree and big lighted crab, Christmas Street does holiday decorating with Hampden flair!

Peacock Lane – Portland, OR: Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for the holidays since the 1920s. The adorable tudor-style homes are adorned with lights, statues and Christmas trees, landing the neighborhood on our top five list. If you buy a home on Peacock Lane, the covenants, conditions and restrictions require you to decorate! You can download a printable map of the neighborhood at

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