List of nation’s ‘most hipster’ neighborhoods includes D.C.

WASHINGTON – Defining “hipster” is much like the Supreme Court defining pornography: You know it when you see it.

However, Forbes and have attempted not only to define the term, but to rank the top hipster neighborhoods in the country.

And don’t worry, one D.C. neighborhood made the list: the H Street corridor.

In choosing the most hipster neighborhoods across the nation, Forbes and looked at several factors:

  • An area’s walkability, according to
  • Neighborhood coffee shops per capita
  • Assortment of local food trucks, and their rankings according to Zagat
  • Number and frequency of farmers markets
  • Number of locally owned bars and restaurants
  • Percentage of residents who work in artistic occupations

So if you identify with the hipster lifestyle (don’t ask us what that means), here are the “Top 10 Hipster Neighborhoods”:

  1. Silver Lake, Los Angeles, Calif.
  2. Mission district, San Francisco, Calif.
  3. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  4. Wicker Park, Chicago, Ill.
  5. Pearl District, Portland, Ore.
  6. H Street corridor, Washington, D.C.
  7. East Austin, Austin, Texas
  8. Capitol Hill, Seattle, Wash.
  9. The Uptown, Oakland, Calif.
  10. Warehouse District, New Orleans, La.

You can see the full list of America’s best hipster neighborhoods, by following this link.

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