Off the Tourist Path: Hipster Neighborhoods in the U.S.


	The Mission in San Francisco

The Mission in San Francisco

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Feb 26, 2013 —  U.S. cities are known by their iconic neighborhoods like Times Square and Hollywood, but to really get a feel for a place it helps to stray off the tourist-trodden path. All across America, hipster neighborhoods show off the unique flavor of their cities.

From fair-trade coffee collectives where perpetual college kids sip single source brews to indie bookstores holding secret first editions of Edward Gorey, hipster haunts in the U.S. offer all things authentic.

In Silver Lake, Los Angeles, forward-thinking prophets of sound usher in the next wave in music while philosopher-fashionistas in Williamsburg set next year’s trends over fierce debates on art in the age of digital dissemination. Over in Wicker Park, foodies blog about the latest eateries with the gusto of Ira Glass as audiophiles gear up for massive festivals like Pitchfork.

Whether you want to check out a mind-expanding soundscape or coffeehouse reading, our favorite hipster neighborhoods in the U.S. are sure to offer whatever it is you’re looking to see or do.

  • Silver Lake

    Los Angeles

    Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
  • Williamsburg

    New York

    Williamsburg, New York.
  • Wicker Park / Bucktown


    Wicker Park / Bucktown, Chicago.
  • H Street Corridor

    Washington, DC

    H Street Corridor, Washington, DC.
  • Mission

    San Francisco

    Mission, San Francisco.
  • Allston / Brighton


    Allston / Brighton, Boston.

What is your favorite hipster haunt in the U.S.?

Victor H. Mar 1, 2013
I knew about these neighborhoods before reading this article.
Lauren A. Feb 27, 2013
I love me some silver lake.

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