Sacramento is California’s Most Hipster City

If you thought San Francisco was California’s ultimate hipster haven, think again because Sacramento and San Diego have both overtaken the Bay as a harbor of hipster culture.

The marketing and data solutions provider Infogroup just took a look at major metropolitan statistical areas around the country to determine which ones were really feelin’ the Bern and rockin’ the man bun. The rankings were based on a concentration of businesses that hipsters love: microbreweries; independent coffee shops; music stores that sell old cassettes, CDs and records; tattoo parlors; thrift shops; and more.

Seattle took the top spot, followed by its regional rival, Portland. That was no big surprise. Seattle, birthplace of Starbucks, is awash in little coffee shops. In Portland, the hipsterness practically oozes from the sidewalks.

Denver came in at No. 3. But it was Sacramento’s placement at No. 4 that came as the biggest shock. An abundance of thrift stores, coffee shops and tattoo parlors apparently put it over the top.

Below is a full list of the most hipster cities in the U.S.

If you’re still confused as to what a hipster actually is, be sure to check out this edifying description from Urban Dictionary.

The 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas

1. Seattle, WA

2. Portland, OR

3. Denver, CO

4. Sacramento, CA

5. Grand Rapids, MI

6. San Diego, CA

7. Providence, RI

8. Pittsburg, PA

9. San Francisco, CA

10. Rochester, NY

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