According to Forbes.com, the neighborhood of LoHi, Lower Highlands, is the 17th hippest neighborhood in the country. LoHi peddles rooftop bars, festivals like the LoHi Music Festival, street fairs, and the third highest number of coffee shops per capita in the study. For those of us that know LoHi, I’m rather surprised that it isn’t ranked higher based on the requirements used below. For the full list and to see how LoHi stacks up to the rest of the hipster neighborhoods in the country, click here.
To determine the hippest hoods in the country, Forbes states they did the following. “The San Francisco-based startup Nextdoor.com helped us dig through data on more than 250 neighborhoods in the biggest U.S. cities. We assessed each area’s walkability according to Walkscore.com; the number of neighborhood coffee shops per capita (with some help from NPD Group’s report); the assortment of local food trucks (and their ranking according to Zagat’s); the number and frequency of farmers markets; the selection of locally owned bars and restaurants; and the percentage of residents who work in artistic occupations. We also factored in Nextdoor’s Neighborhood “Hipness” Index, which is based on how often words associated with hipness (for example art, gallery, designer, musician) appeared on each Nextdoor neighborhood’s site pages, and Nextdoor conducted a survey in which members sounded off on their communities.”