I was cloudy on just what being a hipster stood for. Forbes helped me out. They published this list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods. It seems that most each of our larger cities has a hipster neighborhood that made the list.
Here is the criteria on which they determined Hipness:
We assessed each area’s walkability according to Walkscore.com; the number of neighborhood coffee shops per capita (with some help from NPD Group’s report); the assortment of local food trucks (and their ranking according to Zagat’s); the number and frequency of farmers markets; the selection of locally owned bars and restaurants; and the percentage of residents who work in artistic occupations. We also factored in Nextdoor’s Neighborhood “Hipness” Index, which is based on how often words associated with hipness (for example art, gallery, designer, musician) appeared on each Nextdoor neighborhood’s site pages, and Nextdoor conducted a survey in which members sounded off on their communities.
Sounds a lot like the west bank, bob dylan, coffee shops, rebellion and peace/love/rock&roll of my younger days.
Edit - Ooops - The List
Edited, Oct 1st 2012 2:39pm by Elinda