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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%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Yipsters are just modern yuppies. That's all--they've been around in upscale urban settings in one form or another for years.
Good point. Yuppies have always tried to be hip but there loyalties to their class keep them from going all the way lol. I am reminded of yuppies during the 80s hitting the underground art or rock scene, slumming it to an extent.

I guess this is the new generation of yuppies doing the same.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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Good point. Yuppies have always tried to be hip but there loyalties to their class keep them from going all the way lol. I am reminded of yuppies during the 80s hitting the underground art or rock scene, slumming it to an extent.

I guess this is the new generation of yuppies doing the same.
Oh gosh, don't let me put out another poll now....
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Oh gosh, don't let me put out another poll now....
LOL. No need I just wanted to throw it out there that a lot of people are mistaking hipsters for yuppies these days because so many of them slum it out in their areas trying to be hip but always go back to their much more affluent areas.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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DC and then Boston.

San Francisco has a large hipster population that DC and Boston can't match.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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I'd say it goes:

a tie between San Francisco and Seattle (tie), then D.C.

The next tier would include NYC, Boston, Toronto and Vancouver.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Portland? Yuppie? It's the opposite of yuppie.
Well it is and it isn't. Outside of neighborhood certain boundries still within city limits, it is middle class to poor. There is a very strong citywide yuppie influence in the inner or close in neighborhoods that pretty much run the show. I believe since they have been so influential in changing the face of the city, even moreso than hipsters,I would have included Portland on the list.

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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How could anyone vote for Philadelphia or Miami???
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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How could anyone vote for Philadelphia or Miami???
Philly is definitely urban, and Miami by definition is urban. I'm sure anyone who lives there, or has love for those respective cities would still vote for them irregardless of them knowing that other's may be more urban. I'm sure that's the biased of all polls here on C-D.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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Probably, but I'm pretty sure if you looked at a good proxy for "yuppieness": college graduates under 45, those two cities would come at the bottom of the list. Seattle, San Francisco and DC would clearly be on top.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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probably, but i'm pretty sure if you looked at a good proxy for "yuppieness": College graduates under 45, those two cities would come at the bottom of the list. Seattle, san francisco and dc would clearly be on top.
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