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Old 06-02-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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Hi!

Moving to St. Louis for gradschool from Houston. What is the "hipster" scene like in this city? Music, neighborhoods, apts, coffee shops, shopping?! maybe i shouldn't use the term hipster, how about alternative culture? creative and progressive vibes?
Basically I am..
22 yr old single African American female
gradstudent/ young professional/ low-key nerd
socially conscious/ healthy living lifestyle
indie-music/ love blues/ underground hip hop
uber liberal/ wanabe social activist
spends free time at museums and watching foreign films

where can i make friends? or find a community.

thanks in advance.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Maryland Heights, MO
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Try the Loop...Might also have some luck in parts of South City, the Grove, Maplewood...all give me that "Hipster" vibe. I'm a total non-hipster, but if i was "hip" (i.e. posted 70's inspired photos on instagram, wore skinny jeans, etc) I think those would all be places i'd hang out.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Benton Park, Tower Grove East (maybe TGS too) is probably where I'd start. Perhaps Old North STL for the truly progressive.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Tower Grove, easily. Also check out Cherokee Street, Benton Park, the Grove (a different neighborhood from Tower Grove), maybe Soulard, and most of South City generally. The Central Corridor (downtown/midtown/Central West End) tends to be much more yuppie, although the Midtown Alley part of midtown seems like it's becoming a hipster draw.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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Cherokee St. is ground zero of the StL hipsters -

Cherokee Street – St. Louis, MO

There are other neighborhoods, Loop, Grove, Bevo, but Cherokee is an eclectic mix
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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Cherokee St, Loop, Tower Grove, The Grove, and downtown.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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Now this might sound weird, but you might want to check out the UU church on Waterman. Uber liberal (check). Socially conscious / wannabe social activist (check), grad student low key nerd (check), healthy living orientation (check). I drop in from time to time and see a lot of people fitting these descriptions. Lots of intellectuals from local universities looking for a positive community without all the God fearing nonsense. Probably not most of them wearing knit caps in the summer, drinking PBR, and looking down on chain stores, but a few of them probably do all that too.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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I agree with the south city vote. That includes Cherokee St and Benton Park. If I were you, I wouldn't live on/immediately around Cherokee St. Benton Park feels nicer/safer and it's a 5 minute drive from Cherokee. But to give you a broader area, I would recommend anything in the boundary: east of Kingshighway, west of I-55, South of Russell, and north of Arsenal.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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Now this might sound weird, but you might want to check out the UU church on Waterman. Uber liberal (check). Socially conscious / wannabe social activist (check), grad student low key nerd (check), healthy living orientation (check). I drop in from time to time and see a lot of people fitting these descriptions. Lots of intellectuals from local universities looking for a positive community without all the God fearing nonsense. Probably not most of them wearing knit caps in the summer, drinking PBR, and looking down on chain stores, but a few of them probably do all that too.
I just checked out a UU church in Normal, IL and I find them pretty progressive people to do meditation with this winter thx for pointing out UU church
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