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For some reason, Forbes took the time to compile a list of America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods, and boom, the Mission beat out Williamsburg. With help from Nextdoor.com, Forbes dug through "more than 250 neighborhoods in the biggest U.S. cities." They factored in each area's walkability; the number of coffee shops per capita; the assortment of local food trucks; frequency of farmers markets; number of locally owned bars and restaurants; and the percent of folks who fancy themselves as some type of paid creative.
Our very own Mission District managed to nab the silver, and here's Forbes take on the neighborhood:
"What we love about The Mission is the amazing diversity and lack of pretense in this historically hip neighborhood," says Dabney Lawless of Nextdoor.com. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and food trucks abound in San Francisco's oldest hood. It also has the largest concentration of street art and building murals in the city. Silverlake in Los Angeles was crowned King and Queen of Hipsterdome, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn came in third.
· America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods [Forbes]