we college-educated 25 to 34 year olds have been labeled "rare and desirable" by an article in today's new york times. we are coveted by cities across america who are trying - not overtrying, mind you - to be cool enough for us. places like atlanta, ga, charlotte, nc and portland, or are busy stealing us "young and restless" hipsters from the old standbys of new york, dc and la.
wow, i feel like the belle of the ball. suck it, baby boomers.
so what does it take? apparently, we are a skeptical bunch but we do appreciate frisbee golf courses and bike paths. we can also be appealed to by the likes of dreadlocks and mosh pits (!) on marketing catalogs; don't even try to woo us with a sunset, we're waaaaay too hip for that. we went to college, remember? we'd better be able to perceive a diverse and open culture, or else we'll pack it up and move to austin.
but, a word to the wise: a place can only stay cool for too long. there is a very fragile balance when it comes to hipsters, exceed critical mass and suddenly you become a mockery of yourself. (looking in your direction, williamsburg)
today's question: so what's the hippest city in america? where would you live if you moved?