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What Are the New Hipsters Cities to Move To?

Sometimes it feels like there is no place more hipster-plentiful than Austin, Texas. The city has become the poster child of what young creatives and entrepreneurs are discharging into this world. When you look up the word ‘Austin’ in the thesaurus, the words, ‘old-timey facial hair,’ ‘your grandmother’s eyewear,’ ‘college degree in food carting,’ ‘bee hive hoarding’ and ‘Which Wich eating‘ appear. It’s true that there is no escaping the fauxhemian gorilla-whale that is running amok in our city.

But are other cities unscathed by the beast? Smaller, up-and-coming cities that are like how Austin was before ‘we’ showed up? Cities that hipsters can flock to now that other, older hipsters have crimped their style of being on the forefront of a burgeoning scene? The answer is yes.

Are other cities unscathed by the beast? Smaller, up-and-coming cities that are like how Austin was before ‘we’ showed up?

Forget Austin, forget Brooklyn, forget Portland, forget Silver Lake. What are the cities on the verge of hipsterfication right now?


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  • Reply BabaBlackSheep February 27, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Hipstress – you totally missed Kansas City (BOTH of em!). I’m from Richmond, VA but working in KC since June and KC’s like LA without the LA-ness (or nus hehe). Lots of art, music, food and GREAT architecture – but most of all a real hipster atitude that puts the arts out front rather than just paying lip service to them like they they do in RVA. And that attitude goes all the way to City Hall. A kewl, kewl city! Get a train, plane or automobile and check it out.


  • Reply Shawn February 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I find this post comical and relevant, once again! The funny thing is that many people want to go to L.A or New York City for the fast-lane life, when in actuality the fast-lane life is spreading. Great eye-opener! Never would have thought Texas would have ‘hipster’ cities until you mentioned Austin. My uncle just recently moved to San Antonio and he says it GREAT! The best way to put it, is that the city is like a video game design. 😉

  • Reply Laura February 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I promise, Austin WAS so much better before everyone showed up. I have lived here for 15+ years, watched the city more than double in size, and now I want out thanks to all the obnoxious hipsters-or-whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-them crowding up absolutely everything and making traffic worse than L.A. Please do find the next Austin and move there en mass! Thank you.

    • Reply Maesan October 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Oh my lord yes. I have lived here since I was 8 and I would really like for Austin to put a no vacancy sign outside the city.

  • Reply Nicole Panter April 3, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I’ve heard Detroit from my students.

  • Reply Hipsters Die May 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    yes please move away thanks

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