This has always been one of my favorite properties in LoHi (if you own 3310 Shoshone, I would love a tour), so I’m glad that it is getting some love on one of my favorite sites. It’s #16.
Forbes has recently come out with a list of the top hipster neighborhoods in the country. Not sure that anyone wants to be on this list, but you’ll be happy to know that we’ve made it! Phew, glad that’s over. How they tried to justify the list by numbers (they may have been close with their picks, but the justification is laughable) consisted of high walkability, number of coffee shops and food trucks, frequency of farmers markets, locally owned restaurants and bars and how many residents participate in the arts. Sounds like oodles of insider information went into this article. After reviewing their list, my takeaway is that in order for a neighborhood to be considered “hipster”, it must have been, at one point, fairly dilapidated and dodgy. Add an influx of money, and bam, you have a hipster’s paradise. If, as the article states, going to indie shows, eating healthy, drinking good coffee and being social are considered traits of a hipster, then sign me up. Not sure we’ll ever be able to top Portland or Austin, but in the mean time, stay slightly classy LoHi.
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