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Monday, July 23, 2018

How Hipster Is My City? The Top Twenty Trendy Kale-Infested Areas in America

As millennials take over more and more of American culture, hipsters are looking for places to move to — and the rest of us would like to know which "trendy" haunts to avoid. A new definitive ranking provides a blueprint for the kale-infested lands in the great U.S. of A.

The Hipster Index combines five data points: the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents. (Why they didn't include craft breweries is anyone's guess.) Combined and weighted, these stats provide a Hipster Index score out of ten for each city.

Some results will surprise you, and others very much will not. Without further ado, here are the top 20 hipster cities in America, according to MoveHub's Frederick O'Brien.

20. Grand Rapids, Michigan Score: 5.9221

Hipsters likely don't love Grand Rapids because it was the home of Gerald Ford and is the home of the DeVos family. But yes, hipsters love the city half-built by Betsy DeVos's family. That's what you'd call ironic.



Anonymous said...

How much further must Salisbury fall before we start attracting the hipsters? How much further can it fall.

Anonymous said...

I do not live in Salisbury but it always baffles me why there is such poor voter turnout. Are there that few conservatives who could change the shape of things? Isn't it obvious that Democratic leadership is ruining the city (like Baltimore)? Joe, I know you tried; I guess I am just delighted I don't own property there. Debacle.