The most common and natural way for people to refer to a place in and around a metro area is by its neighborhood name. Unlike official Census Place names, neighborhood names originate from and reflect the identity of local communities. Neighborhood names are determined over time by the people who live in and around them—and because they stem from local communities rather than official sources, they are generally more accepted and recognized. You can even think of neighborhood names as nicknames for places. Like nicknames for people, neighborhood names say something unique about a place.
You can use Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries TM to display tens of thousands of neighborhood names for thousands of cities across North America, Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa.