If neighborhoods were birds, Ivy City would be the ugly duckling who turned into a swan. It is one of those amazing diamond in the rough areas –a real estate developers dream — you know, the one’s you’ve never heard of then a few years later are booming with business? The area is situated between Brentwood and Galluadet University and in the past 5 years, this neighborhood has gone through an extreme glow up. … IVY CITY IS THE NEW “IT” SPOT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF. GET HIP.