Unofficial guide to hipsterhoods of the Mountain West



For this post, my definition of Mountain West includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. College towns that are largely hipster havens are listed without specific neighborhoods unless they have been identified during research.

As usual, any additions or corrections are most welcome. Salud!

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5 Responses to Unofficial guide to hipsterhoods of the Mountain West

  1. Dan says:

    Great series! Filling in some of the blanks, I think . No need to post this message on the blog.

    * Ithaca, New York – outside of Collegetown and neighborhoods where the academic crowd lives, it’s far more hippie/permie/greenie/back-to-the-lander than hipster. South Ithaca seems to have the greatest concentration of millennial hipsters that aren’t connected with Cornell and Ithaca College.

    * Austin, Texas – gotta’ include the East Side and North Loop areas.

    * Buffalo, New York – Black Rock is seeing an influx from hipsters seeking a more “authentic”. “real”, and “rust belt chic” environment than they can find in increasingly pricey Allentown and Elmwood Village, and those The DIY crowd is congregating towards the West Side, especially the Grant Street area.

    * Las Cruces, New Mexico – Alameda Depot Historic District.


  2. Thanks for the hipster love. While the vote is out among the neighbors if we are a histperhood or not, we do agree that Coronado is the best ‘hood in Phoenix because our neighbors are AMAZING!!!


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