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Old 06-08-2018, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by eschaton View Post
Hey guys,

I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion about "hip" areas in smaller, less well known cities. To give some guidelines.

1. Any city which anchors a metro of more than one million people shouldn't be discussed here, since those are medium-sized to large cities.
2. Satellite cities within a major MSAs/CSAs can be considered, but only in cases where the city is separated at some distance from the core city - not a situation like Cambridge/Somerville with Boston.
3. Most importantly, small "hip" cities where the downtown functions as the sole major business district don't count. So even though downtown Savannah, Burlington, or Madison have a lot going on, they wouldn't count for this particular metric. I'm looking for cities large enough that there's distinct "neighborhood vibes," with much of the city perhaps a bit run down, but an area set off from downtown which has its own vibrancy.

Hip, on the other hand, can be anything from hipster to aging yuppie. Basically just means a neighborhood with vitality, street life, and middle-class presence.

Some examples:

New Haven, CT - East Rock
Worcester, MA - Green Island
Albany, NY - Center Square
Wilmington, DE - Trolley Square
Harrisburg, PA - Midtown
Dayton, OH - Oregon District

So yeah guys, what else comes to mind?
Syracuse, NY - Westcott:!8i6656
could possibly add this nearby area: Home » Crouse-Marshall!8i6656 (will look different once this is finished behind the business district: The Marshall Syracuse )
Welcome to University Hill!
and call it this:
mentioned in article above: UNPA | University Neighborhood Preservation Association

and perhaps Tipperary Hill(due to pubs/bars/businesses scattered throughout neighborhood that attract some folks):!9m2!1b1!2i38
The Blarney Stone Inn | Syracuse, NY 13204
Nibsy's Irish Pub | Syracuse NY Irish Bar and Grill (needs to be updated a bit)

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