Santiago de Chile/Sanhattan and East

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Eastern Santiago is in this article defined as the municipialities of Ñuñoa, Macul, La Florida, Penalolen, La Reina, Las Condes, Vitacura and Lo Barnechea.
Formerly composed of ranches and farms, in the middle of the 20th century, affluent Santiagoans started to move here from downtown. From the 1970s on, the area east of Providencia started developing into a business hub, eventually it was connected to downtown by the metro and today it has become the collection of high-rise office and residential buildings that is unofficially known as Sanhattan. Being the city's new financial district, it's name is made up of Santiago and Manhattan.
Ñuñoa and Macul are the more "bohemian" and artsy neighborhoods in Eastern Santiago, while Vitacura, Las Condes, La Reina and Lo Barnechea contain more of the swanky pubs and nightlife.
In addition to the high buildings, you can also find parks here (both urban and natural), places for shopping from large malls to luxurious boutiques as well as the national stadium. As the most upscale sector of Santiago, its relatively tidy appearance with new or well-maintained old buildings, wide streets, shops and parks, sometimes gives the impression of being in Europe rather than in Latin America. Geographically closest to the Andes, which makes it a convenient location for skiers, since there are three major ski centers in Eastern Santiago: La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado. The easternmost suburbs are built on the foothills themselves that rise thousands of meters above the valley and Santiagoans refer to going to this part of the city as "going up".

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