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Forbes Names H Street 6th “Hippest Hipster” Neighborhood in America
Crack open a PBR and toast the honor. By Maya Rhodan
H Street is super hipster, according to Forbes. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user Derrick Davis.
Comments () | Published September 21, 2012

First Forbes named DC the second coolest city in America. Today, it released its first-ever list of America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods, and the District’s own H Street Corridor—home of Sticky Rice, Rock & Roll Hotel, and Red Palace—came in at number six.

To determine the rankings, Forbes collaborated with Nextdoor.com, a San Francisco based social networking site for neighbors. Neighborhoods were evaluated based on earthy-crunchy factors such as walkability, the number of indie coffee shops and farmers markets, and the number of residents working in “artistic” fields.

Topping the list is Los Angeles’s Silver Lake neighborhood, noted for its eclectic mix of residents, thriving arts scene, and celebrated foodie hubs. Second is San Francisco’s historically cool Mission District, while the East Coast birthplace of hipsterism, Williamsburg, rounds out the top three.

So what will change now that H Street has officially been labeled a “hipster” destination? We’re guessing not much—the true hipsters lived there before it was cool, anyway.

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