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Old 02-05-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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I had never heard the word until a couple of years ago (which is why I say we don't really use it in this area--because we all know I am SUCH a bon vivant I would of course know all the lingo, right? LOL).
My Portland friend suggested this website as a (derogatory) way to get a feel for what people mean when they say "Hipsters", which includes this video (satirical). Actually, I most often hear it used in a derogatory sense, which made it a little puzzling when the OP self-described as one.

So the answer is, I'm not 100% sure what is meant by the term, but I have a vague "know it when I see it" notion.
Good post. You beat me to it. Crunchy is a long way from hipster. I see Carborro / CH as more crunchy. And I agree, I really haven't encountered hipsters here either. (Thank goodness!!)

In terms of art and walkable neighborhoods, Central Durham is a good spot.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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bynum area in chatham county may be what you are looking for. check it out.
I believe that Bynum would be the exact opposite of what this person is looking for. Although it is a cool community, it is in the middle of nowhere and living there necissitates having a car.

Mike
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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Hipsters. Haven't seen any around these parts. I think I was one of those back up north in the late 60's/early 70's. I was groovy. Man.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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My family and I lived in Carrboro briefly about five years ago and loved it. We were--shhhhh!--what is generally considered to be hipsters (now we are more like suburban geeks). Carrboro has plenty of hipsters (or, at least, did at the time we were there). It was a great place to live.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Hipsters. Haven't seen any around these parts. I think I was one of those back up north in the late 60's/early 70's. I was groovy. Man.
Then you obviously haven't spent much time in downtown Raleigh. Wanna see hipsters? Visit the Raleigh Times, the Landmark, or the Jackpot most any night of the week and you will see plenty.

Mike
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Then you obviously haven't spent much time in downtown Raleigh. Wanna see hipsters? Visit the Raleigh Times, the Landmark, or the Jackpot most any night of the week and you will see plenty.

Mike
That would be about as close as the OP would get to "hipsters".
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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OK, forget hipsters. We don't have them the way Williamsburg, Brooklyn has them. Meaning ours are nicer and more into nature.

Carrboro for ultra-crunchy, Durham (downtown or 9th street area) for hipsteresque, Chapel Hill for student more wealthy, and downtown Raleigh for as close to true hipster as you can get. Carrboro may fit the bill for you as they have one of the best green markets I've seen. I think in general it helps to have a car here though.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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What I really, really don't get is Pabst Blue Ribbon... was this just because it's blue collar?
Yep, you got it. It's supposed to be ironic.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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Good post. You beat me to it. Crunchy is a long way from hipster. I see Carborro / CH as more crunchy. And I agree, I really haven't encountered hipsters here either. (Thank goodness!!)

In terms of art and walkable neighborhoods, Central Durham is a good spot.
I've seen them around Glenwood South, and especially at that little cupcake shop.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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I've seen them around Glenwood South, and especially at that little cupcake shop.
I'm in helios in DT Raleigh right now and I think I just spotted a few here too!
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