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(Estately)   Far out - it's the top 17 cities for hippies, with no slideshow to harsh your mellow   (blog.estately.com) divider line 35
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2013-08-01 08:20:04 AM
New Paltz.

The local stores used to ask prospective employees whether they were going to stick around for at least the semester, or whether they were going to suddenly disappear one day to go follow Jerry.
 
2013-08-01 08:42:30 AM
Does anyone else miss the days when FARK regularly posted the police blotter section of the "Arcata Eye"? Good times.
 
2013-08-01 09:12:24 AM
Release the Cartman.
 
2013-08-01 09:13:06 AM
Boulder is a hilarious hippie town.  It's the only place I've seen high-end clothing shops selling what looked like thrift store clothing.
 
2013-08-01 09:19:16 AM
We're trying to turn Tulsa into a hippie town.  It's a slow transition, but I welcome any hippies to come check out our growing counter-culture.
 
2013-08-01 09:21:26 AM
And not a job to be had in any of them.
 
2013-08-01 09:30:35 AM
Berkeley, SF, and Boulder?  Was this written in 1972?  Apparently not since it lists Asheville so it's at least from 1985.
 
2013-08-01 09:33:35 AM
Dirty Hippies.....
 
2013-08-01 09:39:00 AM
New Paltz

Gulper Eel: New Paltz.

The local stores used to ask prospective employees whether they were going to stick around for at least the semester, or whether they were going to suddenly disappear one day to go follow Jerry.


I went to school there. I cannot see how Ithaca even comes close. I now drive through the town on my way to work everyday, past The Groovy Blueberry and Earthgoods on a daily basis. The patchouli reek makes my eyes water. Mini-Berkeley if there ever was such a place...
 
2013-08-01 09:39:33 AM
I live in Berea (#13), so getting a kick....

/probably smallest town listed there
//population about 10,000
 
2013-08-01 09:41:44 AM
Was expecting Santa Cruz as #1. Was disapoint.
 
2013-08-01 09:49:37 AM
Northampton, Ma. suspiciously absent from this list.
 
2013-08-01 09:53:08 AM
I just hiked up Pike's Peak back in mid-May, so I can completely support the Manitou Springs deal.  I noticed the heavy hippy concentration as soon as I drove through the town.

/getting 15mpg, if I'm lucky
 
2013-08-01 09:54:24 AM
Yellow Springs, OH
 
2013-08-01 10:19:31 AM
"The city is home to astronomer Carl Sagan"

Carl's dead.  Thought you knew.
 
2013-08-01 10:27:50 AM
I hate to harsh your mellow, but hippies don't exist anymore. They didn't transcend the 60's. Likewise beatniks from the 50's. People may think they are hippies, but that era is long gone.
Just my opinion, man.
 
2013-08-01 10:33:44 AM

The Muthaship: Yellow Springs, OH


I'm about 40 minutes away from there, just north of Cbus.  John Bryant has a fun little mountain bike trail to ride and, after hitting it once, we swung into Yellow Springs to check it out.

This was a few years ago and I'm sure my Xterra still smells of patchouli.
 
2013-08-01 10:37:58 AM
Birth town #1?

Checks article...

Yep...
 
2013-08-01 10:42:24 AM

UberDave: Boulder is a hilarious hippie town.  It's the only place I've seen high-end clothing shops selling what looked like thrift store clothing.


Where do the hippies live in Boulder? It's amazingly expensive to live in that town.
 
2013-08-01 10:53:49 AM

Nabb1: Does anyone else miss the days when FARK regularly posted the police blotter section of the "Arcata Eye"? Good times.


You can actually just go to the Arcata Eye's website and read them. No Fark link required.
 
2013-08-01 10:57:20 AM

wiseolddude: I hate to harsh your mellow, but hippies don't exist anymore. They didn't transcend the 60's. Likewise beatniks from the 50's. People may think they are hippies, but that era is long gone.
Just my opinion, man.

What new nomenclature do you propose?
 
2013-08-01 11:18:00 AM
Those of you who wax nostalgic of Arcata in its Heyday,  keep an eye on Willits as CalTrans reroutes the freeway around it.
 
2013-08-01 11:22:18 AM

TheBereaDude: I live in Berea (#13), so getting a kick....

/probably smallest town listed there
//population about 10,000


Manitou Springs, pop. 5,113.
 
2013-08-01 12:21:31 PM

HempHead: UberDave: Boulder is a hilarious hippie town.  It's the only place I've seen high-end clothing shops selling what looked like thrift store clothing.

Where do the hippies live in Boulder? It's amazingly expensive to live in that town.


My guess is they are living in luxury apartments funded by their rich parents who live out in Cali.  And we should be using "hippies" with quotes.
 
2013-08-01 12:35:05 PM
It doesn't surprise me that Eugene is at #1 on the list, but I honestly expected San Francisco to be in at least the top 10.
 
2013-08-01 12:55:04 PM

HempHead: UberDave: Boulder is a hilarious hippie town.  It's the only place I've seen high-end clothing shops selling what looked like thrift store clothing.

Where do the hippies live in Boulder? It's amazingly expensive to live in that town.


That's what makes it a hippie town.
 
2013-08-01 01:20:46 PM
One of the good things about "hippie" towns is that there is usually room for eccentrics who don't lean toward the pot and patchouli aesthetic.
 
2013-08-01 01:27:18 PM

Nabb1: Does anyone else miss the days when FARK regularly posted the police blotter section of the "Arcata Eye"? Good times.


I've submitted several of those things over recent years and they always get redlit. I assume the police blotter thing just got old.

Krieghund:

You can actually just go to the Arcata Eye's website and read them. No Fark link required.

Well, you can do that with any article posted on Fark. That's no fun whatsoever.
 
2013-08-01 01:54:22 PM

signaljammer: wiseolddude: I hate to harsh your mellow, but hippies don't exist anymore. They didn't transcend the 60's. Likewise beatniks from the 50's. People may think they are hippies, but that era is long gone.
Just my opinion, man.
What new nomenclature do you propose?


Dirt People?
 
2013-08-01 02:31:31 PM
Sad to see the fall of Berkeley and SF.  *sigh*
 
2013-08-01 06:36:59 PM
 
2013-08-01 09:22:48 PM
Every time a place gets a reputation for Hippies, it also gets something else.  For example:

Arcata, CA - Hippies and vampires.
Bloomington, IN - Hippies and the children of the corn.  Also bloody plows.
San Francisco, CA - Hippies and man-eating giant squid.
Manitou Springs, CO - Hippies and Manitou.
Berea, KY - Hippies and the sky unexpectedly falling down.
Oakland, CA - Don't kid yourself.  The Hippies live in Berkeley.  Oakland is like Zimbabwe.
Missoula, MT - Hippies and a Hellgate.
Bisbee, AZ - Hippies and chupacabras.
Austin, TX - Hippies in Texas?  Beavis and Butthead as Hippies.
 
2013-08-01 10:33:57 PM
So, 17 cities to avoid.

On the subject of hippies, Cartman speaks for me.
 
2013-08-01 11:31:49 PM
Kinda surprised Lynchburg Virginia wasn't on the list.
 
2013-08-02 05:04:25 PM
Where do the hippies live in Boulder? It's amazingly expensive to live in that town.

Nederland.  You get a contact high just driving through.
 
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