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Old 02-17-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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On another note, it is maddening that San Francisco has so many amazing, unique neighborhoods like this, yet many visitors spend most of their time in Fisherman's Wharf, a touristy disaster that has nothing to do with San Francisco.

On the other hand, tourists suck so it makes sense to keep them penned up in the wharf
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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Yeah, it's called Montrose.
Of course that's the most well-known. There are a few others... Houston actually ranks something like 3rd in the US in number of working artists.
Not trying to be smug; but according to the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Houston is not in the Top 15.

The Top 5 are:

1. LA
2. NYC
3. Chicago
4. DC
5. Boston

http://www.arts.gov/research/Artists...ce_ExecSum.pdf
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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here is an urban showcase of the mission district (found it when i was looking for london pics ). very cool.

San Francisco's Mission District - SkyscraperCity
Those are awesome pics of SF. Especially of the basketball court at night with the hills behind it.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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I don't know if Houston even has a hipster neighborhood. I'm still kind of new to Houston, so I could be wrong. there really just doesn't seem to be a lot of hipsters here. It seems like most of them move to Austin when they get a chance. I know there's a large art community in Houston, but I'm not sure where the "artsy" neighborhoods would be. I would assume somewhere close to the Museum District. In Austin, anywhere in or around downtown would be the biggest hipster mecca in Texas. A close second would be Denton which is Fort Worth suburb.
If Houston doesn't have any hipsters, it's just gained a ton of my respect. They're like a plague of straight white suburban kids trying to be different.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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If Houston doesn't have any hipsters, it's just gained a ton of my respect. They're like a plague of straight white suburban kids trying to be different.
Houston just seems to be a major hipster replant city. They're here, but in very small numbers. Most of the "creative class" neighborhoods actually consumed by people who are in some sort of artistic or design field and aren't over ran by hipsters and wannabes. That's why I was hesitant to refer to Montrose as a hipster neighborhood because it seems to more of a legit artsy neighborhood as apposed to a bunch hipsters posing as the "creative class." From what I understand, Denton (just north of Fort Worth) is suppose to be the same way. I don't live in Montrose and I've never lived in Denton, but that's just been the impression I've gotten.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I live in Queens (NYC) and I'd say Astoria is the most 'hipster' neighborhood, Astoria is one of the closest places to Manhattan. Maybe even Forest Hills/Rego Park but although they can be a bit bourgie/'almost high class' they also have a lot of families.

I'd say Astoria, although Rachael84 can give a better answer since I think she lived in Astoria.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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The South Street area in Philadelphia


YouTube - South Street
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Twin Cities:
In Minneapolis: Uptown, parts of Lyn-Lake, Lowry Hill and Whittier, and Nordeast
In St. Paul, Lowertown, Cathedral Hill, the northeast quadrant of downtown, and the "Arts District" (declared to be such by the Planning Department!)
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Not trying to be smug; but according to the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Houston is not in the Top 15.
I don't know, perhaps it was measured in a different way.
utexas - Houston info
"Houston has the third largest population of working artists in the U.S., and is one of the few American cities with permanent ballet, opera, symphony, and theater companies performing year-round."

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If Houston doesn't have any hipsters, it's just gained a ton of my respect. They're like a plague of straight white suburban kids trying to be different.
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Houston just seems to be a major hipster replant city. They're here, but in very small numbers. Most of the "creative class" neighborhoods actually consumed by people who are in some sort of artistic or design field and aren't over ran by hipsters and wannabes. That's why I was hesitant to refer to Montrose as a hipster neighborhood because it seems to more of a legit artsy neighborhood as apposed to a bunch hipsters posing as the "creative class."
wpmeads, you're probably right. Though Montrose (and the Heights as well) seem to have yuppified a bit over the last several years. (There may be more of these hipster/poser types around Rice Military.) Probably still a lot more genuine that what you will find in Austin and even Dallas for that matter though. One of my favorite things about Houston is that it "keeps it real" and doesn't try too hard or much care what others think. The weirdness is definitely there, but it's not commercialized or touted as a draw to attract wannabes/posers (even if that's an unintentional consequence by some other cities...)
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There aren't really any hipster areas in San Antonio, but we have 'artsy' places..

Artsy areas are: Mahncke Park, Southtown, Downtown
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