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Unread 11-28-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Default Major cities for modern day hippies

What would you say are the best cities for modern day "hippy" types?
Kind of like what San Francisco was in the 60s.

A place where people are liberal, friendly, social, access to lots of nature, laid-back mentality, etc.
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Unread 11-28-2012, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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What would you say are the best cities for modern day "hippy" types?
Kind of like what San Francisco was in the 60s.

A place where people are liberal, friendly, social, access to lots of nature, laid-back mentality, etc.
Where Millennials want to live?

Top Five
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San Francisco
Portland
Seattle
Austin
Boston

Next Best Thing
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Denver
Minneapolis/St Paul
Any of the megacities i.e. NYC, LA, Chicago, DC

Boutique towns
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Asheville, NC
Boulder, CO
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Unread 11-29-2012, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Don't forget Burlington, Vermont.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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there aren't MANY hippies here, but austin's a hippie-friendly town. more hippies as you head out of the city and into the hill country
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Unread 11-29-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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millenials aren't hippies... hipsters aren't hippies. liberal people aren't hippies. Major cities and hippies generally don't go together. Expect to find more hippies in places like Eugene, Asheville, Boulder, Taos, Burlington, Santa Cruz, etc or farther out from cities of former hippie areas, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Humboldt County..

Hippies in Chicago and DC? come again?
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Unread 11-29-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Right...there haven't been true hippies in San Francisco for a long time, unless you count the homeless runaways. Hippies live off the earth, man.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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millenials aren't hippies... hipsters aren't hippies. liberal people aren't hippies. Major cities and hippies generally don't go together. Expect to find more hippies in places like Eugene, Asheville, Boulder, Taos, Burlington, Santa Cruz, etc or farther out from cities of former hippie areas, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Humboldt County..

Hippies in Chicago and DC? come again?
I have always used hippie and hipster interchangeable. I guess there is a difference as hipsters are urbanites while true hippies are more apt to live off the land. I just don't see very many young hippies. Most urban young people would be classified as hipsters.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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I have always used hippie and hipster interchangeable. I guess there is a difference as hipsters are urbanites while true hippies are more apt to live off the land. I just don't see very many young hippies. Most urban young people would be classified as hipsters.
Definitely not interchangeable. Nothing alike really. I think you have lived in Charlotte and now OKC, so yeah, those are historically conservative places and definitely would be off of most hippies radars, especially in the 60s-70s hippies peaks.
Modern hippies, if anything are new age type or bobos...bohemians with money, not hipsters, which are more or less just current "cool" youth into local music scenes and such.

SF's hippie scene is mostly confided to the suburbs and other parts of NorCal, lots of hipsters in SF along with a pretty big rockabilly scene there.



hipsters are the 2 guys on the left...(photo shelter)


rockabilly... (some are hipsters)

greg david moreno



modern hippie look whicdn


vagabond hippies courtesy cosmic adventure


dance music hipster courtsey silence no good


scene kids (not hipster) samb0ne


boho chic style... not hippie, generally yuppies dressed with fashionable hippiesque styles but produced by major labels and often coupled designer purses/glasses. likes to dress hippiesh but spends 200 dollars at whole foods weekly (courtesy imnottooobsessed)
indie kids have pretty much been lumped into the hipster umbrella.

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Unread 11-29-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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maybe the san juan islands in washington? i know the gulf islands across the border are a bit of a hippie haven. never been there, but i also imagine vermont and maybe the wasilla valley in alaska to be somewhat hippified. i also know that there are lots of organic wooff farms in new mexico, so that might be another place to look into, particularly the north
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Unread 11-29-2012, 02:38 PM
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In and around Ithaca and New Paltz NY.
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