4/19/2012 11:05 PM
Retro mirror on the wall, which city in America is the hippest of them all? Travel + Leisure set out to find the top ten cities for hipsters and the results are…not exactly surprising. Check out the list below.
To identify America’s hippest cities, T + L asked readers to rank 35 metropolitan cities based on the areas’ “cultural relevant” features like coffee bars, live music, and independent boutiques. Editors also factored in the results of other reader polls. For example, cities with the most microbreweries and towns with the most tech-savvy residents. Here’s what they found.
5. Portland, Maine
Portland produces great food, great beer, and great coffee, so it’s naturally a place hipsters want to be.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
The South doesn’t exactly call hipsters to mind, but New Orleans’ culinary delights, quirky flea markets, colorful architecture, and rich music and art scene are like a siren call to American hipsters.
3. San Francisco, California
Hippies loved San Francisco, so why not hipsters? The city’s population is diverse, tech-savvy, and environmentally conscious, trademark traits of any respectable hipster.
2. Portland, Oregon
Portland residents love beer, cycling, and being quirky. For this, they are second-hippest city in the United States.
1. Seattle, Washington
Seattle snagged top honors thanks to their love of powerful coffee, high-tech gadgets, and overall intelligence. T + L reports that Seattle hipsters can be found in the city’s South Lake Union area or Ballard, a former Scandinavian neighborhood.
Check out Travel + Leisure to learn what other cities made the magazine’s list of top ten best cities for hipsters.
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