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Old 05-26-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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I would call Decatur more of a yuppie haven. A bunch of yuppies that probably used to be hipsters. If you want to be around hipsters, East Atlanta Village and Little Five Points* are definitely the areas you want to look at. Maybe even Old Fourth Ward. That's definitely turning into a hipster area, though it's probably the least safe of the three.

*Again...LITTLE Five Points.

Five Points is a completely different place than Little Five Points.
Decatur is NOT a yuppie haven. Just because the hipsters that live there can afford to do so does not make them yuppies, culturally speaking. EAV tends to be younger (early 20s), single hipsters who can't afford Decatur, while Decatur is older hipsters (mid-to-late 20s) with established jobs. But hipsters nonetheless.

To the OP, basically all of the east side south of Ponce de Leon is hipsterville. Regardless of where on the east side you live, you'll still be close enough to hang out in either L5P, EAV, 4th Ward, Kirkwood, Edgewood, or Decatur. They are all close to each other and chock-full of hipsters.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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East-Atlanta has one of the only completely walkable club/bar districts in the metro. Go for it.
Is that to say the city of Atlanta is a rough one? I know it's rough (just like every other big city) and rappers love to talk about it. I know there are higher amounts of minorities as well. As a white guy would I have a problem working downtown?
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Decatur is neither a yuppie haven nor a hipster haven. In my opinion it draws "normal" people across the board. Virginia Highland is a yuppie haven. Little Five and East Atlanta(to an extent) are hipster havens. Decatur has always struck me as being a decent blend of a lot of different types of people.

I'd also say that East Atlanta skews a bit higher than early 20's. More like mid-20's to 40's. L5P draws the majority of the early 20's crowd. Decatur tends to be mid-twenties all the way up to the senior circuit.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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Is that to say the city of Atlanta is a rough one? I know it's rough (just like every other big city) and rappers love to talk about it. I know there are higher amounts of minorities as well. As a white guy would I have a problem working downtown?
I would say, at this point, Atlanta is at the level of D.C. or Philadelphia in terms of "roughness", which is a vast improvement from the 90s, when it was on the level of Baltimore or New Orleans. The city has been gentrifying like crazy, and has the fastest-growing white population in the country. You won't have a problem at all.

Here is what some of your fellow New Yorkers think:

A Insider's Travel Guide to Atlanta | Journal Concierge - WSJ.com
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:18 AM
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Maybe the OP should define "hipster", because I'm pretty sure there is some disagreement about what that word means.

"Yuppie" was probably a poor choice of words on my part. I would describe Decatur as a place with a lot of 30 & 40-something, upper middle class trend-chasing urbanites. Yuppie tends to mean young (as in, right out of college) and show-offy (flaunting wealth). Decatur is not as young as it's being made out to be, and, although it is has numerous higher-end restaurants and shops, it's not particularly show-offy.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Maybe the OP should define "hipster", because I'm pretty sure there is some disagreement about what that word means.

"Yuppie" was probably a poor choice of words on my part. I would describe Decatur as a place with a lot of 30 & 40-something, upper middle class trend-chasing urbanites. Yuppie tends to mean young (as in, right out of college) and show-offy (flaunting wealth). Decatur is not as young as it's being made out to be, and, although it is has numerous higher-end restaurants and shops, it's not particularly show-offy.
Yes this. If anything, it's breeder central.
At 37, I am pretty positive that I am the youngest parent with a middle schooler in Decatur proper. Most of the other parents are 5-10 years my senior. Young is relative, but yuppie or hipster central Decatur is not.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Decatur is neither a yuppie haven nor a hipster haven. In my opinion it draws "normal" people across the board. Virginia Highland is a yuppie haven. Little Five and East Atlanta(to an extent) are hipster havens. Decatur has always struck me as being a decent blend of a lot of different types of people.

I'd also say that East Atlanta skews a bit higher than early 20's. More like mid-20's to 40's. L5P draws the majority of the early 20's crowd. Decatur tends to be mid-twenties all the way up to the senior circuit.
I had to chuckle at the idea of Decatur being 'hipster'...it is NOT. It can be mostly characterized as a city mostly populated by young progressives with children, home by 8:00. Not party people by any means; the weekend scene does see a lot of students in their 20's, but the vibe is far more preppy than 'hipster'.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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I can't speak for the majority of residents, but the Decatur party scene, in my opinion, is majority hipster. They aren't the PBR/skinny-jean variation; more the fedora hat/Fat Tire type. It is not a "preppy" vibe at all.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:11 PM
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I can't speak for the majority of residents, but the Decatur party scene, in my opinion, is majority hipster. They aren't the PBR/skinny-jean variation; more the fedora hat/Fat Tire type. It is not a "preppy" vibe at all.
I now have even less of an idea what hipster means than I did before.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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So I heard East Atlanta Village is the hipster haven of Atlanta. I'm from Long Island and plan on moving to the south. Where exactly is that area in Atlanta? How is the crime in the area? How much do rents tend to be? Is it really a cool place to live?
Buy a gun.
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