Hoodie is a repository of colloquial neighboorhoods.

It is quick and simple to create a neighborhood or revise one. An API is available that returns what neighboorhoods a given lat/lng is in.

Popular neighboorhoods

DTLA Los Angeles, CA

The urban center of Los Angeles.

Pico Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica neighboorhood featuring historic murals.

The North End Boston, MA

Boston's culturally Italian neighboorhood.

Garden District New Orleans, LA

New Orleans neighboord known for it's well preserved historic mansions.

Socal California

Sun baked, palm laden southern California. Fresno remains divisive.

LA Metro Area Los Angeles, CA

What people usually mean when the say, "LA".

hoodie API Usage


The API is very simple. Pass a point in latitute and longitude as well as your apikey, as a GET request, to the url shown.

https://hoodie.daviduhlman.com/lookup?point=[34.0522, -118.2437]&apikei=1234567890

A JSON response will be returned that looks like the following. In the case of errors HTTP status code 500 will be returned along with something like this:

{"error":"invalid api key","data":[]}

For success HTTP status code 200 will be returned along with something like this. The data item will contain an array of strings, one for each neighborhood the point supplied was found in.

{"error":"","data":["USA","USA>CA","USA>CA>SOCAL","USA>CA>SOCAL>LA_METRO","USA>CA>SOCAL>LA_METRO>DTLA"]}