NoLibs: One of 26 “Most Hipster” Hoods in the World

It's up there with Shimokitazawa, Tokyo.

According to Business Insider, Northern Liberties isn’t just one of the “most hipster” neighborhoods in Philadelphia; it’s one of the most hipster neighborhoods in the world. Lauren Browning explains the criteria:

The hipster population is spreading nationally and internationally. Skinny jeans-wearing, beard-toting 20- and 30-somethings are flocking to areas in which they feel right at home.

I swear this was written this year. Here’s how and why Philly made the list:

Known by locals as NoLibs, Northern Liberties is considered a “perpetually ‘up-and-coming’ neighborhood.” Previously a manufacturing area, artists come to NoLibs for the inexpensive and large studio spaces. The Philly neighborhood promotes environment-friendly construction and is very bicycle-friendly, with plenty of bike racks and rentals. Popular hipster hangouts are Standard Tap, North Third, and Johnny Brenda’s. During the summer the Piazza at Schmidt’s is filled with farmer’s markets and outdoor concerts.

Er, putting JB’s in there is not going to be appreciated by Fishtowners, nor by people who value accuracy.

Other U.S. neighborhoods that made the list: East Austin, Texas; Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh; Pearl District, Portland, OR; the Mission in San Francisco; Williamsburg, Brooklyn; North Loop, Minneapolis; Little Five Points, Atlanta; and Echo Park, L.A.

The 26 Most Hipster Neighborhoods In The World [Business Insider]

[h/t City Data Forum]