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View Poll Results: City with highest percentage of Yuppies?
Boston 12 11.65%
DC 23 22.33%
Chicago 5 4.85%
Philly 4 3.88%
NYC 15 14.56%
Toronto 0 0%
Miami 1 0.97%
San Francisco 27 26.21%
Seattle 16 15.53%
Vancouver 0 0%
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:32 PM
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LOL you left out the Dallas area!
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:21 AM
 
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LOL you left out the Dallas area!
Yeah I should of included it but I felt 10 choices was enough. There are plenty cities I left out but I didn't want the thread to have 25 choices, lol. And so although Dallas has a lot of what we call "yuppies", Dallas is still a suburban city and by old definition I wanted to include urban cities only.

To the other poster, Portland would fit right in that list but I still feel it didn't cut top ten. Of course this is IMO, as there are no true yuppie stat out there.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Yeah I should of included it but I felt 10 choices was enough. There are plenty cities I left out but I didn't want the thread to have 25 choices, lol. And so although Dallas has a lot of what we call "yuppies", Dallas is still a suburban city and by old definition I wanted to include urban cities only.

To the other poster, Portland would fit right in that list but I still feel it didn't cut top ten. Of course this is IMO, as there are no true yuppie stat out there.
Portland? Yuppie? It's the opposite of yuppie.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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I would say Irvine/Newport Beach, CA.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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It's also more blue collar historically than NYC so I think the size probably evens out.
I WAS more blue collar. Not so much anymore.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I WAS more blue collar. Not so much anymore.
Still more so than NYC and the culture retains a lot of it w/o the industry.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Resurecting this thread.

San Francisco and Boston were the two most yuppified cities I have ever been to.

I know people might not think about LA as being yuppie but it has it's own version called the "yipster"; a hybrid of a hipster and yuppie that is more unbearable than either of the two if you can believe that. They can be quite insufferable.

Yipsters are more well off than hipsters, they love the scene but would rather not go all the way into the boheme lifestyle of the hipster and choose to live in more affluent areas in West LA.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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I know people might not think about LA as being yuppie but it has it's own version called the "yipster"; They can be quite insufferable.
lol.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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LOL, yeah. They used to be called 'scenesters' back in my day but now it seems like yipster is a more fitting word for them. Think I-Pad commerical or faux indie rom coms.

A lot of people confuse these types for hipsters but really they're more annoyed at the yipsters. Hipsters are way more bohemian, more prole, and way more indepedently spirited. A lot of them can be annoying but overall I've found them to be more genuine than the yipster.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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LOL, yeah. They used to be called 'scenesters' back in my day but now it seems like yipster is a more fitting word for them. Think I-Pad commerical or faux indie rom coms.

A lot of people confuse these types for hipsters but really they're more annoyed at the yipsters. Hipsters are way more bohemian, more prole, and way more indepedently spirited. A lot of them can be annoying but overall I've found them to be more genuine than the yipster.
Yipsters are just modern yuppies. That's all--they've been around in upscale urban settings in one form or another for years.
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