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Old 08-10-2014, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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If Greenville indeed has few/no hipsters then that is a good choice. Greenville is a very nice city in a great location.

I'm wondering about Charlotte. It's big enough that I'm sure it has a few but the primary emphasis seems to be business.
Yes, hipsters. A good example would be NoDa. Back in the 90s, it was a cool little arts community bordering the worst parts of Charlotte. Now it has been completely gentrified. I still can't get over that they have condos going for $200,000+ there.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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yeah, I didn't want to be the one to ask "what are they" but from what I gather you kinda explain what comes to my mind. They generally are the spawn of people who fleed to the suburbs threw the 70s/80s/90s also, right?
Yes. The same type of personality but think they are completely different, alternative, and edgy hippies.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:00 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I thought hipsters were just aspiring artists and writers. So, I guess anywhere that doesn't have an art school would be fine. And what's wrong with aspiring artists and writers anyway?

To me, it sounds like like these "annoying hipsters" that everyone is complaining about seem to be no different from the yuppies of the 80's and 90's. Have these two terms (hipster and yuppie) become synonymous? I don't understand.
I didn't think they had to be artists. Here in metro Denver, everyone is in IT, telecom, etc, and yet a lot of the young ones are hipsters.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I think hipster is now a term for any white person under 40 who isn't obese or wearing sweats half the time.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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Charlotte doesn't seem to have many. It's more of a family oriented city.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Yes, hipsters. A good example would be NoDa. Back in the 90s, it was a cool little arts community bordering the worst parts of Charlotte. Now it has been completely gentrified. I still can't get over that they have condos going for $200,000+ there.
So does that mean that there used to be hipsters there, but not any more?
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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I think hipster is now a term for any white person under 40 who isn't obese or wearing sweats half the time.
Hipster is basically used as the polar reverse of the word "redneck". It's so overused though and broadly applied that it just gets thrown onto anything. Half the things that people attribute to "hipsters" are practically mainstream these days and were around long before people starting again using the word "hipster" frequently in the last fifteen years. All these subcultures that were around for the last 30-40 years, now get pegged as "hipster"--along with upwardly mobile white people.

Like microbreweries are everywhere, fairly mainstream in much of the US, and really started again in the US in the 70s and 80s by a bunch of hippies and beer nerds. But somehow liking beers better than massproduced lager(like Bud Light) becomes emblamatic of "hipsterdom" in the eyes of some.

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Old 08-10-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Boring places, I'm damn sure no hipster, but what is with all the hipster hate, rather have them than gang banger, stuck up cliques, etc..
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Boring places, I'm damn sure no hipster, but what is with all the hipster hate, rather have them than gang banger, stuck up cliques, etc..
Neo-hipsters ARE a stuck-up clique.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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So does that mean that there used to be hipsters there, but not any more?
No, the residents and visitors in NoDa were actual hippies back then. The area became popular, revitalized, and the hipsters moved in.
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