Your Official Hipster Heat Map of Philadelphia
Sometimes, something is amusing purely because it is utterly unsurprising. Anthropologists call it the “Yup” phenomenon. The crowd sorcerers over at Yelp have devised a series of heat maps based on commonly searched terms that document certain trends or populations in a number of major U.S. cities. The Philly hipster map–presuming there is such a universally defined thing as a hipster–is pretty accurate.
It’s not just hipsters, though. Here is where to find “Frat.”
And finally, this last map–of Yuppies–may be the most encouraging. Whatever you think of them, they are by definition working professionals. The more they spread outside of Center City, the better it is for Philadelphia.