Houston low in 'hipster factor,' says survey

March 13, 2013 5:55:53 AM PDT
Houston, you can leave your plaid shirts and skinny jeans at home. Our dear city was just ranked as one of the least hipster cities in the country.

The folks over at national real estate firm Movoto came out with the list, ranking the nation's biggest metro areas on their 'hipster factor.' According to the list, hipsters love cities where it's easy to walk to every place they need to go.

There also needs to be a lot of dive bars, vintage stores and vegetarian restaurants. And hipsters flock to cities with so-called 'artsy jobs.'

Less than seven percent of Houston's work force falls in that category. So Houston's ranked as the fifth least hipster city, behind Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Jacksonville and El Paso, the least hipster city in the USA.

But we should point out not all of Houston is anti-hipster. The Montrose-Midtown area recently ranked 20th on Forbes' list for the nation's most hipster neighborhoods, specifically pointing out all the thrift shops and antique stores along lower Westheimer.

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