Close to center
Gardens is considered one of Cape Town's trendiest neighborhoods. Kloof Street dominates the area with its numerous fashion boutiques, restaurants, and hip cafés all catering to an alternative, hipster crowd - this street is safe to walk on at night and a favorite among expats and locals alike. The neighborhood itself is a middle-upper class inner-city residential area, providing for a more authentic experience of Cape Town in most areas. The neighborhood enjoys numerous parks and green spaces to relax and escape the bustle of Kloof Street and the City Bowl while remaining close to the city, well connected via public transport. The area has good prices, but consider that the area is touristic and not close to any of the city's beaches.