‘Forbes’ Ranks America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods


Admit it: as tiresome as you find the term “hipster,” you can’t help but feel at least a little bit curious to see which spots made Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods — which, it’s worth noting, was not topped by Williamsburg.

The magazine partnered with Nextdoor.com to analyze data on more than 250 neighborhoods in major cities across the US, with things like walkability, the number of neighborhood coffee shops, the assortment of food trucks, the frequency of farmers markets, and the percentage of residents who work in creative fields all playing a factor. Click through to see their top 20 neighborhoods, and let us know in the comments what you make of their picks.

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1. Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 2. Mission district, San Francisco, CA 3. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York 4. Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

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5. Pearl District, Portland, OR 6. H Street Corridor, Washington DC 7. East Austin, Austin, TX 8. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 9. The Uptown, Oakland, CA

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10. Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA 11. Downtown Portland, Portland, ME 12. North Loop, Minneapolis, MN 13. North Park, San Diego, CA 14. Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

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15. Hampden, Baltimore, MD 16. Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA 17. LoHi, Denver, CO 18. Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 19. Wynwood, Miami, FL 20. Lower Westheimer, Houston, Texas