Bikes and bow ties aside, survey says Dallas is no hipster haven
The folks at California-based real estate site Movoto seem to have quite the vendetta against hipsters, so much so that they spent the time to rank the 30 most populous U.S. cities by hipster quotient. Their findings reveal that Dallas is the No. 10 least hipster city in the nation. Fort Worth ranks No. 3.
We ought to be flattered, I suppose, given their distaste for that type of person. But it's hard to take seriously a study conducted by people who openly admit they "still feel some love for" Smash Mouth.
Plus, they look at factors that would be positive assets to any city: the amount of residents between the ages of 20 and 35; the walkability and bikeability of the area; the number of vintage stores, dive bars, vegetarian restaurants and vinyl stores per capita; as well as the number of people who work in "arts, entertainment and recreation, and accommodation and food services."
It's not too much of a stretch to call the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff a hipster haven, but the area apparently did little to impress Movoto. And our hipster ways aren't confined to the OC. We've got a Dallas Bike Plan fit for vintage and performance bicycles alike. Of course, it's not without controversy.
Meanwhile, Fort Worth is poised to kick off its bike share program next month, following in the footsteps of some pretty cool cities.
Dallas also has a bevy of vegetarian restaurants, which run the gamut from Cosmic Cafe to the holy majesty of Kalachandji's. But, hey, some California real estate site says we aren't hip. Good to know.
El Paso ranks No. 1 on the list of "The 10 Least Hipster Cities," followed by Jacksonville, Florida. Houston slid in at No. 5, and San Antonio ranks No. 8.