Although there has been quite some gentrification-talk concerning Stuwerviertel with its once notorious red-light area, you can still get the sleepy village impression when strolling along its traffic-calmed, tree-lined residential roads. Like a village it has its local market (Vorgartenmarkt), green space (Venediger Au), squares (Max-Winter-Platz or Ilgplatz) and local bars (Dezentral or Lokativ) where you meet other people from the neigbourhood. However, there are signs of change in the air. Since the extension of the underground line U2, the construction of new areas in its proximity (around Nordbahnhof) and most of all since the opening of the close-by WU Campus (Vienna University of Economic and Business) the formerly cheap and slightly run-down Stuwerviertel is turning into an attractive residential district. Not only are its low-traffic streets wide and open. With Prater and the Danube some of Vienna’s best recreational areas are in vicinity of Stuwerviertel that is situated in a triangle between Lasalle-, Vorgarten- and Ausstellungstraße.