Nápoles

Affluent couples raise their tots in Mexico City's premier postal code for young families.

Centrally located and boasting scholastic acclaim, Nápoles offers a subdued haven for Mexico City's most successful young Chilangos. New mothers guide their little ones to the park along quiet sidewalks, stopping by Pennsylvania Street for luncheons with the girls and coveted ice cream treats. Home-cooked dinners and evening bedtime stories end the day's unravel. For the families that afford it, the wholesome life in Nápoles is a dream.

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On the Map

Nápoles is bordered by Insurgentes San Borja, Ciudad de Los Deportes, Nonoalco, Escandón, Hipódromo, Roma Sur, San Pedro De Los Pinos, and Del Valle

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Mexico City International Airport: 50 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
Bosque de Chapultepec: 15 minutes by car or 33 minutes by public transit
Zócalo: 35 minutes by car or 46 minutes by public transit
Alameda Central: 30 minutes by car or 38 minutes by public transit

Nápoles: Family Life In the City's Center

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Nápoles' convenient central location and wholesome environs attract young families to Mexico City's core.

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Real estate in the neighborhood may come at a high price, but the appeal of shared family dinners and finished homework make it worth it.

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Nápoles' sidewalks are quiet.

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Its parks and schools are premier.

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Its environs are placid.

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Nápoles' streets and avenues stretch in the shade of green canopies.

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The neighborhood feels functional, gentle, and demure.

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It follows a daily routine of rest and relaxation.

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A soft murmur emanates from its neighborhood hub, Pennsylvania Street.

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The world's largest mural, "La Marcha de la Humanidad," rises from the foot of the World Trade Center in Nápoles.

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Even subdued neighborhoods have their surprises.

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A super central neighborhood in Mexico City, just a few minutes away from popular neighborhoods such as Condesa, Napoles, and Roma. It is also next to Azul Soccer Stadium and to the (bullfighting) Plaza de Toros."

Pennsylvania Street: The Social Center of Nápoles

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Pennsylvania Street serves as Nápoles' main commercial corridor.

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While their children practice their ABCs at school, mothers venture from their nests to Pennsylvania Street's petite cafes, shops, and spas.

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Salons, cafes, and sweet shops line the sidewalk.

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They give residents an excuse to stop by, sit down, and say hello.

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Pennsylvania Street is too good to pass up.

Pixel
The neighborhood is pretty quiet at nights and is in walking distance to restaurants, banks, coffee shops, bars, and the soccer stadium (Estadio Azul)."

Home In Nápoles: A Mix of Residences

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Architecture in Nápoles features a funky mix of old concrete high rises and luxurious modern homes.

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Most of its residences focus on functionality instead of flash, but a few opulent mansions nestle into Nápoles' corners.

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Utilitarian apartments constructed in the 60s and 70s also rise from the street in Nápoles.

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It's nice to have something to look up to.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Alicia Vera is a photographer based in Mexico City. She studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and eventually moved to DF to rediscover her families' roots. Her past clients include Condé Nast Traveler, 360 Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Eddie Adams XXIII alumni.

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