The Hipster States of America

Writing from Austin, Texas, one of the current centers for hipster culture in the U.S., Lauren Modery proposes a list of the next cities she believes are ripe for an explosion of old-timey facial hair, geeky eyewear, and overall hipsterfication.

Looking beyond current hipster meccas Austin, Brooklyn, Silver Lake, and Portland, Modery proposes four prime candidates and three runner-ups for hipsterfication.

Her prime candidate list includes Chattanooga, Tennessee, for its sustainability and graphic design bona fides; Asheville, North Carolina for its bluegrass music scene; Burlington, Vermont, for its hippie-to-hipster transformation; and Detroit, Michigan for its low cost of living and adaptive reuse potential.

Full Story: The new hipster cities of America: Who's emerging as the "next Austin"?

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