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America's Best Cities for Hipsters

So hip it hurts.

America’s Favorite Cities survey ranked 35 metropolitan areas on culturally relevant features like live music, coffee bars, and independent boutiques. To zero in on the biggest hipster crowds, we also factored in the results for the best microbrews and the most offbeat and tech-savvy locals.

No. 1 Seattle
No. 2 Portland, OR
No. 3 San Francisco
No. 4 New Orleans
No. 5 Portland, ME
No. 6 Providence, RI
No. 7 Austin, TX
No. 8 San Juan, P.R.
No. 9 Philadelphia
No. 10 Denver
No. 11 Savannah, GA
No. 12 New York City
No. 13 Santa Fe, NM
No. 14 Chicago
No. 15 San Diego
No. 16 Minneapolis/St. Paul
No. 17 Boston
No. 18 Los Angeles
No. 19 Nashville
No. 20 Kansas City, MO
No. 21 Las Vegas
No. 22 Charleston
No. 23 Memphis
No. 24 Baltimore
No. 25 Honolulu
No. 26 Houston
No. 27 Anchorage
No. 28 Miami
No. 29 Washington, D.C.
No. 30 San Antonio
No. 31 Phoenix/Scottsdale
No. 32 Atlanta
No. 33 Orlando
No. 34 Salt Lake City
No. 35 Dallas/Fort Worth
Full article at travelandleisure.com
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

Hmmm. I still can't find anything wrong with live music, coffee bars, independent boutiques and microbrews. But whatever, people don't like "hipsters" for some reason.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Hmmm. I still can't find anything wrong with live music, coffee bars, independent boutiques and microbrews. But whatever, people don't like "hipsters" for some reason.
It's kind of like saying you love Chicken Cordon Bleu (which I made for dinner last night) but still hate the French people.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

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It's kind of like saying you love Chicken Cordon Bleu (which I made for dinner last night) but still hate the French people.
Chicken cordon bleu isn't French.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

I would've thought my presence in San Jose would've made it number one. I guess I suck.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

Knowledge is knowing Chicken Cordon Bleu isn't French...
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet View Post
Chicken cordon bleu isn't French.
Next you'll be telling me Caesar Salad is not Italian.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

Miami is in the Top 30??


For what, exactly? Strip malls, overpriced beach parking, and Rick Sanchez?
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Sweet, a list of cities to avoid moving to.
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Their methodology is highly suspect.
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Seems like you could figure this out just by going to Pabst and seeing where they ship most of their PBR to per capita.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

Uh, where's Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY?

Savannah and Austin are also more hipster-y than Seattle, oddly enough. San Juan, P.R.?
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Atlanta is on the list but not Athens? Highly suspect.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

How is Boulder, CO not on that list?
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Yet every city in Texas made it. Surely the people who compiled the list know that not all of those people are wearing those outfits ironically.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Uh, where's Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY?
No. 12 New York City
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How is Boulder, CO not on that list?
We don't have hipsters, we have dirty hippies and new age freaks, sheesh.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

I read another article on this and it had a list of best "hipster" cities and Pittsburgh had just unseeded Portland as the number 1 "hip" city.

Pittsburgh has not even made this list.


Edit --- Well, maybe it was not a list:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...lSYP_blog.html
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San Juan, Puerto Rico? WTF?
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

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Seems like you could figure this out just by going to Pabst and seeing where they ship most of their PBR to per capita.
Yeah, and since when did PBR become a "microbrew"?
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Atlanta is on the list but not Athens? Highly suspect.
When did Athens become a city? They're not called Townies for nothing.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

I've been to Santa Fe. I've been to Boston.

Evidently the makers of this list have not. There's no way Santa Fe is hipper than Boston.
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Re: America's Best Cities for Hipsters

Not surprised at the top cities. If I didn't know the results I would have guessed Seattle and Portland were at the top.
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I'm sure Travel & Leisure has their finger on the pulse of what hipsters love.
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Yeah, and since when did PBR become a "microbrew"?

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