What is a hipster anyway? Just a name us boomers came up up with to yell at young people enjoying themselves?

Whatever it is, there's enough of them here to put GR in the Top Ten Hipster communities.

Dictionary.com defines a 'hipster' as a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.

Certainly there are enough people fitting that definition to make Grand Rapids one of the Top Hipster Communities in the US for the second year running. Although we have dropped from fifth a year ago, to ninth.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it seems hipsters aren’t going anywhere. Luckily, a lot of them tend to live in the same neighborhoods, likely to have a bunch of spots that sell artisanal coffee, or avocado toast, along with tons of indie record stores. Well, if you are indeed a hipster and looking for a place to live with like-minded people, a new report can help you find a home.

Realtor.com and Yelp have come together to reveal the Top Ten Hipster Markets in America, looking at areas with the highest concentrations of "hipster" businesses. Most of these neighborhoods are, not surprisingly, highly sought after by Millennials, with the top ten markets having an average of 22% of the population made up of those 22 to 34.

So, what is the biggest hipster neighborhood in the country? Well that honor goes to Columbus, Ohio, which is filled with art, music, theater, museums, and culture. Overall, 28.8% of the area’s population is made up of Millennials, with a median home listing price of $269,455 and median household earnings of $44,007 a year.

Top Ten Hipster Markets In The U.S.

  1. Columbus, OH (specifically Clintonville)
  2. Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill)
  3. San Diego, CA (North Park)
  4. Fort Wayne, IN
  5. Rochester, NY (Highland Park)
  6. San Francisco, CA (The Haight)
  7. Long Beach, CA
  8. Louisville, KY (Schnitzelburg)
  9. Grand Rapids, MI
  10. Colorado Springs, CO

How hard is it to find a hipster neighborhood? Just look for beards and hats…particularly around East Hills...

Source: Yahoo Finance


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