Lonely Planet Writer

You may be surprised by the top 10 hipster hotspots in the US

A recently published report identifying hipster businesses and housing market demands ranked the following cities the most desirable places to live in the US….

#10 - Colorado Springs, Colorado. With alternative theaters like Kimball's Peak serving up draft beer along with independent and foreign films, millenials currently make up nearly 17% of the overall population of this Colorado hotspot. Image: Getty
#10 - Colorado Springs, Colorado. With alternative theaters like Kimball's Peak serving up draft beer along with independent and foreign films, millenials currently make up nearly 17% of the overall population of this Colorado hotspot. Image: Getty
#9 - Grand Rapids, Michigan. Breweries such as The Hideout helped former President Gerald Ford's hometown win a recent Best Beer Scene award, boosting its hipster cred. Image: Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images
#9 - Grand Rapids, Michigan. Breweries such as The Hideout helped former President Gerald Ford's hometown win a recent Best Beer Scene award, boosting its hipster cred. Image: Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images
#8 - Lousiville, Kentucky. Its growing East Market District, known as NuLu, has helped Louisville gain traction with international visitors as well as a younger demographic. Image by: Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images
#8 - Lousiville, Kentucky. Its growing East Market District, known as NuLu, has helped Louisville gain traction with international visitors as well as a younger demographic. Image by: Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images
#7 - Long Beach, California. Gastropubs such as Federal Bar (or The Fed), replete with decor as eclectic as its wine and cuisine offerings, helped Long Beach get a spot in the top ten for the growing hipster audience. Image by: Michael Robinson Chavez/Getty Images
#7 - Long Beach, California. Gastropubs such as Federal Bar (or The Fed), replete with decor as eclectic as its wine and cuisine offerings, helped Long Beach get a spot in the top ten for the growing hipster audience. Image by: Michael Robinson Chavez/Getty Images
November in San Francisco, California. San Francisco is 31% more affordable to visit during this month than any other month in the year. Image by: Gado/Getty Images
November in San Francisco, California. San Francisco is 31% more affordable to visit during this month than any other month in the year. Image by: Gado/Getty Images
#5 - Rochester, New York. With nearby universities providing a steady supply of young residents, Rochester has seen its hipster ranking hit the top five. Its not just Kodak anymore. Image by: Getty
#5 - Rochester, New York. With nearby universities providing a steady supply of young residents, Rochester has seen its hipster ranking hit the top five. Its not just Kodak anymore. Image by: Getty
#4.  Fort Wayne, Indiana. Just off the podium is Indiana's second largest city, Fort Wayne. With fun annual festivals (like BuskerFest) and art venues (like Arts United Center) to delight the eclectic temperament, this hipster hotspot holds fourth place in the ranking.  Image by: Getty
#4. Fort Wayne, Indiana. Just off the podium is Indiana's second largest city, Fort Wayne. With fun annual festivals (like BuskerFest) and art venues (like Arts United Center) to delight the eclectic temperament, this hipster hotspot holds fourth place in the ranking. Image by: Getty
#3 - San Diego, Calfiornia. The culturally diverse neighborhood of North Park in San Diego, California is home to artisanal boutiques, microbreweries, and other creative outlets favoured by the 'hipster' crowd. Image by: Getty
#3 - San Diego, Calfiornia. The culturally diverse neighborhood of North Park in San Diego, California is home to artisanal boutiques, microbreweries, and other creative outlets favoured by the 'hipster' crowd. Image by: Getty
#2 - Seattle, Washington. Bars, coffees, and music made Seattle a hipster haven in the 1990s grunge scene. It still ranks #2 in our current list, helped out by places like the Comet Bar, long an area musician's haunt which still exists... though it closed and reopened in 2014. Image by: AFP/Getty Images
#2 - Seattle, Washington. Bars, coffees, and music made Seattle a hipster haven in the 1990s grunge scene. It still ranks #2 in our current list, helped out by places like the Comet Bar, long an area musician's haunt which still exists... though it closed and reopened in 2014. Image by: AFP/Getty Images
#1 - Columbus, Ohio. Top of the hipster heap is Columbus, Ohio on the Scioto and Olengtangy rivers. Its downtown North Market is home to 35 independent businesses and 30+ local farmers, touting the craft and farm to table ethos much admired by the younger crowd. Image by: UIG via Getty Images
#1 - Columbus, Ohio. Top of the hipster heap is Columbus, Ohio on the Scioto and Olengtangy rivers. Its downtown North Market is home to 35 independent businesses and 30+ local farmers, touting the craft and farm to table ethos much admired by the younger crowd. Image by: UIG via Getty Images