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Silver Lake wins Best Hipster Neighborhood in US, says Forbes

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Forbes, the authority on all things hip, named Los Angeles' Silver Lake enclave the Best Hipster Neighborhood in the country. Shhh. If you listen carefully, you can hear a lone, enthusiastic voice shout from beneath the malaise, "In your face, Williamsburg."

The Eastsider L.A. spoke up for the left out communities, noting, "Apparently there was no room on that list for either Echo Park or Highland Park." Then, appropriately reinforcing the business magazine's findings, pointed out that "when it came to illustrate Silver Lake’s hipness, Forbes used an interior shot of Rudy’s Barbershop, which is in Los Feliz."


For this list, assessing where "hipsterdom is most likely to flourish" was researched with the help of In determining the Top 20, they looked at: