Columbus Leads the 'Hottest Hipster Markets' in the U.S.

A list to probably take with a grain of salt…artisanal salt served by a man with a perfectly waxed handlebar mustache.
October 10, 2017, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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You don't have to be a hipster to enjoy Columbus' charms.
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Realtor.com and Yelp teamed up to generate a list of the "Hottest Hipster Markets" in the United States, pronouncing Columbus the winner.

The list "identifies the most in-demand housing markets in the U.S. with the highest concentrations of 'hipster' businesses for home buyers looking to embrace indie culture," according to the press release.

In rank order, the Hottest Hipster Markets in America by ZIP code include: Columbus (43202), Seattle (98122), San Diego (92104), Fort Wayne, Ind. (46802), Rochester, N.Y. (14620), San Francisco (94117), Long Beach, Calif. (90814), Louisville, Ky. (40217), Grand Rapids, Mich.(49506) and Colorado Springs, Colo. (17820).

Several local news outlets picked up the news of the perhaps dubious distinction, depending on your opinion of hipsters:

Yelp and Realtor.com are also not the first to attempt to quantify the hipster 'hood—a 2012 list by Forbes put Silver Lake, in Los Angeles, at the top of the list.

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Published on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Market Insider
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