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Silver Lake Named America's Best Hipster Hood

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The vaunted tastemakers over at Forbes Magazine have crowned Silver Lake the best hipster hood in the entire United States.

Silver Lake beat out 249 other neighborhoods including The Mission District, Williamsburg, Wicker Park in what we're sure is a thoroughly scientific survey of hipness.

The criteria for neighborhoods were walkability (via Walkscore), coffee shops per capita, local food truck selection and ratings (via Zagat), the number and frequency of farmers markets, the number of locally-owned bars and restaurants and residents who work in artistic occupations. Finally, Forbes took into account how many words on's neighborhood pages (which we'd never heard of until now) were associated with hipness.

Silver Lake did well across the board:

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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.

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