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(Forbes)   Forbes lists the top 20 hipster neighborhoods in America. There's a better hipster neighborhood than #1, but you've probably never heard of it   (forbes.com) divider line 139
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2012-09-20 05:44:04 PM  
TF: what, no basements?
 
2012-09-20 05:54:33 PM  
Yay I made the list!

Also, Allston/Brighton is more hipstered out than pretty much anywhere except for Williamsburgh and the Mission District, but it's only #18 for some reason. It's also the third most hipsterish place in Boston at best. Somerville/Central Square makes Allston/Brighton look like David Spade's frat in PCU.
 
2012-09-20 05:58:33 PM  
There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?
 
2012-09-20 06:03:24 PM  
Yeah, this list has definitely been OTBE'd, certainly in Los Angeles. These days real hipsters can't afford to live in Sliver Lake. They've been heading to Echo Park for a while, to the point where now it's Echo Park that's getting a bit too gentrified. I hear Atwater Village and Westlake thrown around as the next big hipsterhoods, but who knows.
 
2012-09-20 06:05:13 PM  
Meh. Real hipsters don't go to those places anymore. They are too popular.
 
2012-09-20 06:06:19 PM  

JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?


Is it Brooklyn Heights now? I guess I am out of touch with NYC
 
2012-09-20 06:30:21 PM  
Subby's probably referring to Midtown Detroit. Only the stupidest and bravest hipsters venture there.
 
2012-09-20 06:48:26 PM  
Meh.
 
2012-09-20 07:08:44 PM  
Kind of surprised Logan Square isn't listed.
 
2012-09-20 09:06:06 PM  
Glad to see my neighborhood isn't on there. You've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-09-20 09:34:37 PM  

WI241TH: Subby's probably referring to Midtown Detroit. Only the stupidest and bravest hipsters venture there.


I knew before I clicked the link that no neighborhood in Detroit would be included, because moving to Detroit actually takes balls, not just a trust fund.
 
2012-09-20 09:44:51 PM  
I'm way too hipster to go through another goddamn slideshow.
 
2012-09-20 10:06:00 PM  
Warehouse District, New Orleans? Do you sprinkle heroin on your Sugar Smacks, full-of-horsesh*t-slideshow writer? The Warehouse is a yuppie neighborhood with some art galleries, like many other former industrial neighborhoods in a major cities in the USA (lofts). Nothing wrong with it; I hang out there all the time and even used to live there before being priced out. I was at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe just last night. But my point is that I know the writer has never even been to New Orleans, or if he/she has, never left Bourbon St. and relies on some stupid stat somewhere to form this decision. The Fauborg Marigny is your hipster goldmine (replete with reeking gutter punks from middle class families), as is much of the Bywater and lower Decatur St. in the Quarter (the last part of the Quarter not turned into condos or some garish nightclub owned by a Turk).

I can't even get through an inconsequential slideshow without my city being misrepresented.
 
2012-09-20 10:15:35 PM  
Wow. Lower Westheimer Houston *evolving* into a hipster area? It's been pretty much the same forever.

/And we have a Katz's down there
//Mmmm...Katz's...
 
2012-09-20 10:33:14 PM  

UberDave: Lower Westheimer


Montrose?
 
2012-09-20 10:49:57 PM  
NE Minneapolis is a real neighborhood. North Loop was created from whole cloth by real estate developers. It's the urban version of Celebration, Florida. Clean, sanitary, safe, boring, expensive.
 
2012-09-20 11:17:54 PM  
OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.
 
2012-09-21 12:03:37 AM  
No Adams Morgan? I guess it's been overrun by yuppies.
 
2012-09-21 12:04:51 AM  
I may be old but I know that if it's on that list, it's probably played-out.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:36 AM  
List fails horrifically without the Rockhill-Volkler neighborhood around UMKC and the KCAI.
 
2012-09-21 12:06:06 AM  
The place subby is talking about is the Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon.


The Pearl isn't hipster, its the richy rich place that you can't find parking in.
 
2012-09-21 12:06:17 AM  

jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.


Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.
 
2012-09-21 12:07:23 AM  
All I got for my click was a link to a Forbes slide show. :-( Maybe I'm not hip to such things..

/maybe I don't get the joke
//slashies were popular before you ever heard of them.
 
2012-09-21 12:07:38 AM  
They totally missed New Orleans actual center of gravity.
 
2012-09-21 12:09:06 AM  

JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?


If the place made a list like this, the real hipsters are long gone. They're raising sheep outside of Coeur d'Alene.
 
2012-09-21 12:09:32 AM  

Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: Kind of surprised Logan Square isn't listed.

 

No kidding. Hipsterism has moved on from Wicker Park (I lived in Ukrainian Village for 10 years within spitting distance of Wicker Park) and it has followed me up here to Logan Square (or me it, who knows). I don't mind it too much though. Unlike much of Fark, I'm okay with hipsters, they've never broken my car windows, flashed guns at me and/or threatened me with violence or broken into my apartment and stolen my television, computer and other random crap, unlike other people who've I've dealt with over the years who have lived in the various neighborhoods I've called home much of my life. So yeah, hipsters? I'm okay with them.
 
2012-09-21 12:09:59 AM  
Yeah, Williamsburg has great transit options!

You can get either the G train or the J train!
 
2012-09-21 12:10:03 AM  
I can see my house from here!

Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: Kind of surprised Logan Square isn't listed.


Wicker park is far more hipster than Logan square. I don't think Chicago needs two neighborhoods on the list.
 
2012-09-21 12:10:08 AM  
Pearl district at #5? There are a dozen more hipstery neighborhoods in Portland than the farking yuppie Pearl.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:05 AM  
Newsflash: Internet lists are often written by people who haven't actually been to the places on the list.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:15 AM  

SnakeLee: JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?

Is it Brooklyn Heights now? I guess I am out of touch with NYC


Brooklyn Heights is filled with Wall Streeters and Jehovah's Witnesses (although the latter group has been selling their holdings and moving upstate)

those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

williamsburg by the bedford L is more expensive than many manhattan neighborhoods. Cobble Hill too.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:24 AM  

JPenman: Pearl district at #5? There are a dozen more hipstery neighborhoods in Portland than the farking yuppie Pearl.


I was under the impression it was the entire damn city.

/you mean Portlandia isn't real?
 
2012-09-21 12:12:29 AM  

dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.
 
2012-09-21 12:12:55 AM  

Alphakronik: The place subby is talking about is the Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon.


The Pearl isn't hipster, its the richy rich place that you can't find parking in.


/thread
 
rka
2012-09-21 12:14:30 AM  
I don't know about how hipster LoHi in Denver is but I can vouch that it is full of 20-something dipshiats.
 
2012-09-21 12:15:01 AM  
I was wondering which of a few possible Chicago neighborhoods would make it.
 
2012-09-21 12:16:23 AM  
I lived in Wicker Park. It's fun, but not the hipster enclave it is known as/used to be. They all moved to Logan Square or Pilsen.
 
2012-09-21 12:16:32 AM  
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2012-09-21 12:06:17 AM


jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.

Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.


And where do you live?

I'd definetly live in those areas in a heartbeat, if I was 10, 15 years younger and wasn't married - especially the Mission District (SF). Oh well, one has to grow up.
 
2012-09-21 12:17:01 AM  
I like hipsters.

There I said it. Poke fun if you want.

/NOT a Hipster
 
2012-09-21 12:17:21 AM  
East Austin?

That makes sense, it's generally pretty sh*tty.
 
2012-09-21 12:17:34 AM  
Ah yes Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, where young people go to become homeless drug addi...erm..hipsters. Yes, hipsters is the word I was looking for.
 
2012-09-21 12:17:57 AM  

Ikam: JPenman: Pearl district at #5? There are a dozen more hipstery neighborhoods in Portland than the farking yuppie Pearl.

I was under the impression it was the entire damn city.

/you mean Portlandia isn't real?


Oh, it's real but it's about 10% more Portlandy than real Portland. It also only applies to within 40 blocks of the river. And The Pearl is for yuppies.
 
2012-09-21 12:18:39 AM  

Ikam: dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.


cheaper loft spaces......more spaces available: many are illegal, and many are right next door to housing projects. the combo of both somewhat limits rent hikes
 
2012-09-21 12:19:00 AM  
Warehouse district for Minneapolis, and not Uptown???? What the fark?
 
2012-09-21 12:19:26 AM  
North Park is #13...great...looks like I need to stock up on hipster repellent...
 
2012-09-21 12:19:46 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Meh. Real hipsters don't go to those places anymore. They are too popular.


With that in mind, I would like to point out that all of Oregon is an incredibly popular hipster neighborhood.
 
2012-09-21 12:21:16 AM  
Woo! LoHi!

/hip, but not hipster
 
2012-09-21 12:21:52 AM  

Osomatic: Yeah, this list has definitely been OTBE'd, certainly in Los Angeles. These days real hipsters can't afford to live in Sliver Lake. They've been heading to Echo Park for a while, to the point where now it's Echo Park that's getting a bit too gentrified. I hear Atwater Village and Westlake thrown around as the next big hipsterhoods, but who knows.


The Atwater crew seems to be the trying-to-hard hangers-on. I mean, yeah, we're talking about hipsters so it's a matter of degree, but Atwater seems to be skewing towards people who think they're hipsters but are in denial that they've actually become yuppies.
 
2012-09-21 12:22:25 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Ah yes Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, where young people go to become homeless drug addi...erm..hipsters. Yes, hipsters is the word I was looking for.


The Swish Alps?
 
2012-09-21 12:22:34 AM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: They all moved to Logan Square or Pilsen.


There's also a bunch over in Bucktown and my area, east Lakeview.
 
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