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Arlington Named 7th Most ‘Hipster City’ in America

by ARLnow.com March 17, 2015 at 11:00 am 7,717 0

Peace sign shoes spotted at a concert at H-B Woodlawn (Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick)Arlington is the 7th most “hipster city” in America, at least according to one website’s rankings.

FindTheHome.com ranked U.S. cities with populations over 50,000, based on factors like the percentage of the population aged 20-34, the number of yoga studios per 10,000 residents and the number of cafes per 10,000 residents.

According to the website, 35.4 percent of the population in Arlington is aged 20-34 and there are 0.9 yoga studios and 7.9 cafes per 10,000 residents.That was good enough for 7th place in the rankings — ahead of Seattle and San Francisco but behind Cambridge, Mass. and the No. 1 ranked hipster city, Hoboken, N.J.

Glaringly absent from the list (below) was noted hipster haven Portland, Ore.

  1. Hoboken, NJ
  2. Ames, IA
  3. Boulder, CO
  4. Cambridge, MA
  5. College Station, TX
  6. Somerville, MA
  7. Arlington, VA
  8. Auburn, AL
  9. Santa Monica, CA
  10. Davis, CA
  11. Berkeley, CA
  12. Provo, UT
  13. Bloomington, IN
  14. Seattle, WA
  15. Ann Arbor, MI
  16. San Francisco, CA
  17. Iowa City, IA
  18. West Des Moines, IA
  19. Corvallis, OR

A previous hipster list, from real estate information firm RealtyTrac, ranked Arlington’s 22203 ZIP code the 7th most “hipster-friendly” area in the U.S. in 2013.

Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick

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