It’s Official: Silver Lake is America’s “Best Hipster Neighborhood”

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So says a magazine not usually associated with hipsters: Forbes. In its first ever ranking of the nation’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods, the business magazine ranked Silver Lake at the top of a list of 20 neighborhoods from Los Angeles to Miami. Silver Lake topped San Francisco’s Mission District, which came in at No. 2,  and No. 3 ranked Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Apparently there was no room on that list for either Echo Park or Highland Park. What makes Silver Lake a pleasure ground for hipsters? Says Forbes:

The eclectic enclave boasts some of the nation’s most lauded food trucks and farmer’s markets, a booming arts scene and one of the largest creative class communities in the country. Silver Lake is also home to some of the most avant garde Modernist architecture in North America.

Of course, when it came to  illustrate Silver Lake’s hipness, Forbes used  an interior shot of Rudy’s Barbershop, which is in Los Feliz.

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