Skip to comments.America's most hipster cities
Posted on 07/28/2014 12:09:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
While New Yorkers like to think of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as the epicenter of the American hipster, it's hardly the only place in the country where vegan, handlebar-mustachioed trustafarians ride their single-speeds to nanobreweries inside organic farm-to-table restaurants inside abandoned artist lofts tricked out with rooftop gardens where they grow only kale. Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course....
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Portland and Seattle both have lots of these people.
Cities to Avoid?
I didn’t see Tempe or Tucson, AZ.
Southgate, California. Guadalupe, Arizona. Tijuana, Mexico.
Detroit, Washington DC, New York City, Boston.
The Hampden section of Baltimore? One of the few remaining white enclaves in the city, it used to be solid working-class. Now being gentrified and old run-down row houses with postage-stamp backyards are going for $300K and 8% city property taxes. Accompanying that are horrible city schools, just as a bonus.
Do hipsters have children? If not, then the quality of the school system is irrelevant.
And Seattle is cool, sorry.
Chicago is the city I would avoid like the plague.
I gag on all of them. I nominate Charlottesville Virginia to the gag list.
No Burlington, Vermont?
I don’t get Williamsburg. It still looks poor to me. It’s an old factory town and a lot of those factories aren’t renovated. I will say the Jewish section of Williamsburg is amazing - but not hip - more like the 1950s.
Williamsburg was the setting for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - and it looks pretty much the same to me.
Seattle just banned Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” because it’s raciiiiiiiiiiiiiist.
I could have lunch at Duke’s Clam Chowder Emporium three times a week.
I just knew Asheville, NC would be on the list.
Some years back, the NC Republican Party held their convention in that hive of hirsute hippies. I did attend, but was baffled by the party’s choice of that town. To say we were not welcomed with open arms is an understatement.
Regarding the list...I had the misfortune of spending some time in Oakland, CA. What a dump. Other than a (very) small area around "Jack London Square", it's a cesspool. Not safe, no how, no way.
Wonder if Seattle would allow a showing of the old movie TERROR OF THE TONGS with Christopher Lee as the Fu Manchu type character.
No, they wouldn’t. Fascistis are on the march in Seattle. Too bad - I always wanted to visit.
Interestingly, it was a NYC opera station WQXR that reported this outrage.
Austin is full of these loses.