Tattoo parlors, microbreweries make Cincinnati one of America's 'most hipster' cities

CINCINNATI -- The Queen City is moving on up among the ranks of America's "most hipster" cities, going from last year's seventh trendiest city on realtor.com's ranking to third best in a new listing.

MoveHub.com says of America's 150 most populous cities, Cincinnati trails only Vancouver, Washington, and Salt Lake City in terms of providing all the essentials of hipster life.

This comes hot on the tail of JetSetter.com calling us the top U.S. city that is "hipper than you think."

Don't know what a hipster is? MoveHub foresaw this question and described the prototypical hipster as "20- to 30-somethings who position themselves as non-mainstream pioneers; free-thinkers and non-conformist conformists."

Independent thought, progressive politics, sustainable food, thrift stores and local beer are a hipster's hallmarks, MoveHub says. Its survey considered each city's density of tattoo parlors, vegan stores, microbreweries and thrift stores as well as rent increases to produce the ranking.

The results: Cincinnati is second overall in tattoo parlors, with 6.36 per 100,000 residents and ninth overall in microbreweries, with 6.02 per 100,000 people.

Business Insider pointed out Findlay Market as a food-lover's haven in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown's Contemporary Arts Center for all things art.

See MoveHub's full ranking at the website here.

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