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Old 06-23-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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I've read threads about this subject in the other metro areas that I am looking at for relocation purposes. But to date, I have not read anything about this subject for your area. After looking at the following story, the map seems to suggest Ohio has a lot of them. KY on the other hand does not.

The Most Hipster State In The US

I'd like to avoid living in a location filled with people that are nothing more than mere followers of the Pop culture. What areas of Cincinnati are dominated by these sheep? I'd like to avoid them if at all possible, especially living in such areas.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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I dunno, they are all over OTR, with more concentrated hangouts on Main Street. Vine the bars and restaurants on Vine seem to be more yuppie to me. Oh, let's not forget Northside. That's prob. the biggest concentration over there.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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The hipsters live all over the place, and they roam in packs. Their home base is usually around Northside, OTR, or Clifton, but they can be seen regularly at locations such as Animations in Oakley, Muz's in Mt. Lookout, various record stores, and even Montgomery Tavern. In small numbers they are merely a nuisance, but when events such as scooter rallies, music festivals, or modern art openings come to town, they threaten to make you throw up in your mouth.

The best way to deal with hipsters is to just not make eye contact. They generally are adept at reading body language, so if you keep your head held high with your gaze locked forward, your buttocks firmly clenched, and your right hand on your cane or nightstick (unless you are carrying, in which case the bludgeoning tool can be held with your left hand), they generally will not bother you.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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I can think of worse subsets of the population to exist around than hipsters, quite honestly. They may make me roll my eyes on occasion, but nothing they do causes me a whole lot of ire. I'd rather co-exist with hipsters than with the graphic tee shirt, cargo shorts, flip flop wearing masses, quite frankly.
And the neighborhoods they flock to tend to be the more interesting and eclectic, to their credit.
If I have to choose between sharing the sidewalk with a group of hipsters or a mass of gigantic-stroller-pushing, Starbucks guzzling, oblivious to everything around them yuppies, I'll choose the hipsters in the blink of an eye.
A "mere sheep of pop culture?" what is it about you, sir, that makes you such a social renegade?
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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I can think of worse subsets of the population to exist around than hipsters, quite honestly. They may make me roll my eyes on occasion, but nothing tey do causes me a whole lot of ire. I'd rather co-exist with hipsters than with the graphic tee shirt, cargo shorts, flip flop wearing masses, quite frankly.
And the neighborhoods they flock to tend to be the more interesting and eclectic, to their credit.
I certainly don't mind coexisting with them if and when I run into them. I'd just rather not have to live in an area where they are the dominant culture. They definitely won't be the kind of people that will listen to my flea powered radio station. Wrong demographic.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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I can think of worse subsets of the population to exist around than hipsters, quite honestly. They may make me roll my eyes on occasion, but nothing they do causes me a whole lot of ire. I'd rather co-exist with hipsters than with the graphic tee shirt, cargo shorts, flip flop wearing masses, quite frankly.
And the neighborhoods they flock to tend to be the more interesting and eclectic, to their credit.
If I have to choose between sharing the sidewalk with a group of hipsters or a mass of gigantic-stroller-pushing, Starbucks guzzling, oblivious to everything around them yuppies, I'll choose the hipsters in the blink of an eye.
I agree with this, though I am decidedly not a hipster.

Brooklyn has long been very hipster-friendly, as has Seattle and Portland. Give me the vibe of those places any day in places like OTR, Northside, Clifton and elsewhere.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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Beware the "faux-hawk."
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Based on the "hipster" defining exhibits criteria, Cincinnati does fairly well. The "lumberjack" look is silly...but in a City with tens of thousands of college students, fashionistas abound. Live Theater? How about a small live Jazz club at Schwatz's Point in the OTR voted best "hidden hangout"... is that Uber cool or what? Urban Produce markets? ...Findlay Market has been doing that cutting-edge gig since 1859-the question is, who copied who? Celebs? Saw on FB a photo posted of Trey Anastasio, former lead guitarist for Phish (now doing gigs with Philharmonic orchestras) dropping in to jam at a Corryville music store. (assuming it really was Trey) Go talk to Mike down at the Wooden Nickel on Central, he has his own colorful tales of the rich and famous who've passed through his doors. Bikes? Well, Cincinnati may fall a bit short in this category compared to Portland OR or Seattle, but the city is working on it. As far as Juno...it's a movie, (and an OLD one at that) so please get over it! Based on my own recent impressions, I feel Cincinnati is one of the coolest, hippest cities in the Midwest. If local leaders play their cards right and successfully promote their city, the Queen City could become a hipster model for other places. Ok, please stop your laughing, but even if you're a dyed-in-the-wool naysayer you cannot deny Cincinnati is making progress and is building up it's "Hipster" aura...remember, the truly hippest places are always the ones not yet discovered by mainstream media.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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Based on the "hipster" defining exhibits criteria, Cincinnati does fairly well. The "lumberjack" look is silly...but in a City with tens of thousands of college students, fashionistas abound. Live Theater? How about a small live Jazz club at Schwatz's Point in the OTR voted best "hidden hangout"... is that Uber cool or what? Urban Produce markets? ...Findlay Market has been doing that cutting-edge gig since 1859-the question is, who copied who? Celebs? Saw on FB a photo posted of Trey Anastasio, former lead guitarist for Phish (now doing gigs with Philharmonic orchestras) dropping in to jam at a Corryville music store. (assuming it really was Trey) Go talk to Mike down at the Wooden Nickel on Central, he has his own colorful tales of the rich and famous who've passed through his doors. Bikes? Well, Cincinnati may fall a bit short in this category compared to Portland OR or Seattle, but the city is working on it. As far as Juno...it's a movie, (and an OLD one at that) so please get over it! Based on my own recent impressions, I feel Cincinnati is one of the coolest, hippest cities in the Midwest. If local leaders play their cards right and successfully promote their city, the Queen City could become a hipster model for other places. Ok, please stop your laughing, but even if you're a dyed-in-the-wool naysayer you cannot deny Cincinnati is making progress and is building up it's "Hipster" aura...remember, the truly hippest places are always the ones not yet discovered by mainstream media.
Awesome! Keep Cincinnati weird!
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Awesome! Keep Cincinnati weird!

Amen to that! My spouse and I spent 8 days touring Cincinnati (because a full week just wasn't enough) and as soon as we can get our home sold in Texas we will add ourselves to the weirdness. (in a good way, I hope)
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