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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
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2012-09-21 02:21:21 AM  
Long time voyeur, first time poster from Portland here. The Pearl District is the least 'hipster' neighborhood, this list is dumb..
 
2012-09-21 02:43:23 AM  

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


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2012-09-21 02:45:34 AM  

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: SirEattonHogg: divx88 Smartest
Funniest
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.

Hahahaha.. I still know cholas live in that neighborhood and there are still gun shots at night. They are wanting the neighborhood back.


BOOM, my homie got shot he's a goner black. Mission District niqqas want they corner back.
 
2012-09-21 02:52:44 AM  

divx88:
Orange County.


No hipsters, just assholes.
 
2012-09-21 04:03:05 AM  

Rufus Lee King: Believe it or not, we have (as I understand it) a "hipster " movement here in Charleston, South Carolina. It seems to exist of maybe three or four supposedly grown men riding around on skateboards downtown with their baseball hats on backwards yelling "smash the state", or something. South Carolina is always ahead of the game.


I was a Gamecock, and used to work and live in Charleston in the summers. It's a fine town once you learn to accept that it's, well, it's in South Carolina. The bright side is that you're definitely the coolest city in the state even though Columbia has the flagship university and is where you think you'd find some sanity. Charleston is to SC what New Orleans is to LA, Austin to TX, etc. And it's farking gorgeous.

But what you describe isn't "hipster." Hipsters are too self-appointed cool and aloof to do what you describe.

/is Folly Beach still kinda bohemian, or did it turn into another Isle of Palms?
 
2012-09-21 04:16:31 AM  
If you consider yourself a hipster you probably aren't that cool.
 
2012-09-21 04:17:52 AM  
Oh yeah. Forbes knows hip.
 
2012-09-21 05:49:11 AM  

UberDave: Pretty much. Lower Westheimer is 610 on in but they probably mean everything from Shepherd to Midtown (Main...Fannin). I think the shot in the article is from Bagby look toward Montrose (7-8 blocks). In the 80s, the deployed something like 100 police officers every Friday and Saturday in that little stretch.


I don't recall it being that bad. We'd catch Rocky Horror at the Alabama at least once a weekend back in those days...but then again those memories are a bit...ahem...foggy.. I understand that the old Westheimer Arts Festival is no more. Shame. That was always a lot of fun and even HPD in attendance seemed to be enjoying themselves.
 
2012-09-21 05:49:20 AM  
I'm just here to express my ironic love for links with slideshows.
 
2012-09-21 06:07:53 AM  
Haha they mentioned Portland, ME but the picture they showed was of the Old Port, which is the night club district and probably the least cool of the whole lot, unless drunk frat boys and lounge lizard skanky chicks are your new definition of "hipster". They should have showed the East End/Munjoy Hill area, because that's where all those dirty freaks live.

Then again, maybe they were just being ironic.
 
2012-09-21 07:11:17 AM  
My brother lived in three of those places. Well before they were of cool of course
 
2012-09-21 07:16:35 AM  

dickfreckle: You're gonna get some hop-ons: WildManBand: dickfreckle: 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.

Oak Street?

Maybe Oak St. But yeah, certainly no hipsters in the Warehouse District. Like, zero. That's all yuppie transplants/Jersey Shore douchey types. The idea of the Warehouse District as a hipster neighborhood is completely off base and laughable.

And they aren't hanging around lower Decatur, either.

The N.O. hipsters (and the recent massive influx of hipsters from Brooklyn/"Billyburg") can be found mostly in the Bywater although some are certainly in the Marigny and the LGD (Lower Garden Distrct).

I disagree about lower Decatur not being a hipster beacon. LGD definitely has them, but it's a really great mix of all kinds of people. Just last week I moved from LGD up the road to the Irish Channel (can throw a rock to Parasol's from my balcony - not that I would). If I bring my A-game I might hit Tracey's. Like the LGD it has a great mix of people that give the neighborhood true character. Btw, I've been using the interwebs at Tracey's because my connection won't be on until Monday (stupid Cox).


I hate to keep disagreeing with a fellow New Orleanian, but I work in the Quarter and I just don't see a lot of hipsters on lower Decatur. Then again, I would disagree with your entire characterization of the Quarter as being full of condos and garish nightclubs (owned either by Turks or anyone else). If you mean Jax, sure but it used to be a Planet Hollywood. It was never anything good. The rest of the Quarter (except Bourbon St.) is fine if you avoid the obvious tourist traps. I hang out on lower Decatur fairly often and I'm far from a hipster. I can't think of where there's a large concentration of them down there. Maybe Angeli? I think maybe you're conflating hipster with your typical Quarter-rat who tend to either have a more goth or pirate-y vibe to them or just don't fit easily into any category. They're certainly not hipsters, though.

And I never meant to insinuate that the LGD was solely hipsters - just that there are some who live there, which is definitely true, in what I would estimate to be a higher percentage than, say, the Irish Channel or the Riverbend or somewhere else.

Good luck with your Internet. If it's any consolation, AT&T is just as bad as the Cox-suckers. I could work out of Tracey's as long as they keep the shrimp po-boys coming!
 
2012-09-21 08:00:58 AM  
Where are the black people in those pictures? Did the hipsters kill and eat them?
 
2012-09-21 08:14:09 AM  
Yuppies are not hippies.

/capitol hill native
 
2012-09-21 08:22:08 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.


Bushwick is right next to Williamsburg. For a while realtors were making up some fake name for it like East Williamsburg or something, but I guess it's cool enough on its own now to say Bushwick. It's been 6 or so years for me since I last lived in New York proper, so that makes sense.

My guess is that new populations tend to follow subway lines, and the such. L train.
 
2012-09-21 08:29:26 AM  
I like the minneapolis love in this thread.

And of all the neighborhoods they could have chosen, they sure sold out.

/absolutely knew we'd make the list
 
2012-09-21 09:03:55 AM  
Yay Hampden! And #15 at that!

/just a resident, NOT a hipster.
 
2012-09-21 09:15:17 AM  

JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?


They were really there in any decent numbers. I go to willyville all the time and let me show you what I see there

Its either poor hispanics or Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great)

This is Williamsburg

www.urban75.org
www.fadingad.com
4.bp.blogspot.com

www.bishop-accountability.org

greatarea.files.wordpress.com

3.bp.blogspot.com


Trust me, I've never seen a Hipster ever there
 
2012-09-21 09:21:11 AM  

Tellingthem: titwrench: Tellingthem: North Park is #13...great...looks like I need to stock up on hipster repellent...

I have lived in North Park for 9 years and have watched it become a hipster mecca. I am mixed about how I feel about that.

Yeah i'm kind of the same. It's nice to see the neighborhood doing well and to see some of the businesses thriving.. but on the other hand I'm tired of seeing my favorite places close up shop for some fancy place to move in. The distinct nature of the neighborhood is dying to be replaced with the flavor of the day. Oh well that is the way things go i guess.


As long as we don't lose the surplus store, the Red Fox Room and the chicken pie shop I am OK. I am glad to see the resurgence of the Lafayette and I like Tiger Tiger, Crazy Burger and I even like brunch at West Coast Tavern. I am sad to see Scolari's and Zombie Lounge gone. Could you imagine how much business Zombie Lounge would have now that Zombies are so damned popular?
 
2012-09-21 09:37:56 AM  
For real! It's called El Segundo. Y'all should check it out. Set your GPS and hit the bricks!
 
2012-09-21 10:14:45 AM  

jedihirsch:

... Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great),


The jews there didn't buy up the lots to stop the hipsters. who do you think is collecting all the rent checks?
 
2012-09-21 10:28:12 AM  
I haven't lived in St. Louis for a couple of years, but if I remember right, all of the hipsters lived on the south side of the city, with hipster enclaves scattered between the ghetto neighborhoods. Cherokee St., Lafayette Sq, Soulard (old school), Tower Grove, and whatever they're calling the neighborhood on Manchester between Vandeventer and Kingshighway.

Wash Ave was all yuppies, CWE was college kids and yuppies, and the Loop was high schoolers and Wash U trust fundies. But like I said, I haven't been back down there in a while. Did anything ever happen in midtown around Schlafly to get that neighborhood going?
 
2012-09-21 11:07:50 AM  
Q. Why did the hipster burn his mouth on pizza?
A. He ate it before it was cool.
 
2012-09-21 11:13:34 AM  
Came to see if my neighborhood was listed.
It wasn't.
Can now sufficiently say it is hipster.

PS It's the only hipster neighborhood in Fort Worth, so that kinda narrows it down.
 
2012-09-21 11:15:34 AM  
I've always equated hipster with douche-bag
 
2012-09-21 11:18:51 AM  

dickfreckle: 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.


THIS. The Warehouse District is where lame old rich people go to by overpriced art.
 
2012-09-21 11:22:40 AM  

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


There are still some Hipsters left in Williamsburg, but its become much more yuppie now.

I'm crossing my fingers that the hipsters come to my 'hood in Sunnyside :-)

I thought Wicker Park in Chicago was very yuppie.. maybe I'm mistaken?

Anyway, I feel like this list would have been much more valid 10-15 years ago. The hipsters have moved on from most of these areas.
 
2012-09-21 11:30:25 AM  

jedihirsch: JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?

They were really there in any decent numbers. I go to willyville all the time and let me show you what I see there

Its either poor hispanics or Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great)

This is Williamsburg

[www.urban75.org image 580x422]
[www.fadingad.com image 400x598]
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 485x336]

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Trust me, I've never seen a Hipster ever there


What streets are those pics of? I feel like those pics were much truer 15 years ago. While there are still the Puerto Rican and Jewish communities, after 10pm or so, it is like hipster central. I have friends over on Ten Eyk/Meserole/Morgan Ave areas.
 
2012-09-21 11:36:09 AM  
One of the many reasons I live a couple of miles from the nearest paved road.

That and my herd of cows.
 
2012-09-21 11:47:07 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.


Yeah, I was thinking Alberta or Mississippi areas. I remember walking out of the Mississippi area one day, and someone had spraypainted on a retaining wall "YOU ARE NOW LEAVING HIPSTERVILLE. SEE YOU SOON!" Oddly enough, it was quickly painted over.
 
2012-09-21 01:03:13 PM  

LemSkroob: jedihirsch:

... Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great),


The jews there didn't buy up the lots to stop the hipsters. who do you think is collecting all the rent checks?


Actually very few land lords are Jewish, that's and antisemitic stereotype. Most of them are Italian, Irish, and Russian
 
2012-09-21 01:09:53 PM  
I was hating slideshows before it was cool.
 
2012-09-21 01:29:35 PM  

jedihirsch: Actually very few land lords are Jewish, that's and antisemitic stereotype. Most of them are Italian, Irish, and Russian


I don't know about Williamsburg in particular, but in the rest of Brooklyn it isn't an antisemetic stereotype at all. It is a pretty accepted fact that there is a disproportionate number of Jewish landlords, particularly in BK. I work in RE development and I can't even think of a client I've had in 10 years that wasn't Jewish. NTTAWWT.
 
2012-09-21 02:14:01 PM  

Lollipop165: jedihirsch: Actually very few land lords are Jewish, that's and antisemitic stereotype. Most of them are Italian, Irish, and Russian

I don't know about Williamsburg in particular, but in the rest of Brooklyn it isn't an antisemetic stereotype at all. It is a pretty accepted fact that there is a disproportionate number of Jewish landlords, particularly in BK. I work in RE development and I can't even think of a client I've had in 10 years that wasn't Jewish. NTTAWWT.


Actually Jews are not landlords out of their proportion. While there are Jewish Landlords, most of them are in Jewish neighborhoods, but out side of Jewish neighborhoods they are not landlords beyond their proportion of the populations. The NY TImes had an article on this a while back and found the group that is number one in landlords are Russians, then White Christians, in NYC. SO maybe who you work with, but the data says otherwise
 
2012-09-21 03:43:47 PM  
List is worthless without Plateau Mont-Royal. You wouldn't know where it is.
 
2012-09-21 10:17:04 PM  

Stavr0: List is worthless without Plateau Mont-Royal. You wouldn't know where it is.


Si vous plait, biche! I know!
 
2012-09-21 10:24:27 PM  
SIlver Lake is a city? Farking Forbes needs a clue by four; it's a poorly defined neighborhood, just like the rest of Lesser Los Angeles.
 
2012-09-21 11:11:49 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: UberDave: Lower Westheimer

Montrose?


Yep. It's so cute to see them trying so hard.
 
2012-09-22 09:49:13 PM  
LoHi? Pfft. It's one of the most expensive parts of Denver. You basically can't buy a house for less than $600,000 in LoHi proper.
 
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