Wynwood Named One of the Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods In the Nation

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Wynwood has art galleries. It has trendy restaurants. It has a craft coffeehouse and a bar where you can buy indie magazines and boutiques stocking clothing made by local designers. And yes, it has droves of young, creative people, some of which wear thick-rimmed glasses or mustaches or both.

Miamians have known Wynwood as the city's hipster hub for years. But now, even stalwart national business publications are taking notice. Forbes ranked Wynwood at number 19 in its list of "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods" yesterday, right between Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Lower Westheimer in Houston, Texas.

Forbes considered a variety of factors in ranking the neighborhoods, from coffee shops per capita to the number of food trucks and farmer's markets to walkability and the number of residents in each neighborhood who work in artistic jobs. Wynwood made the list, the story says, based on two things:
....its arts district and its fashion district. In the mid-2000s artists began taking up residence in the area's abandoned warehouses. Today more than 70 galleries occupy the area and the hood hosts an ArtWalk every second Saturday of each month. The area also boasts one of the largest permanent outdoor mural exhibits in the world, called Wynwood Walls.
Hipster cred, in this case, doesn't seem like such a bad thing; as Forbes defines it, it seems to mean that there are plenty of creative, artsy things happening in a given area (rather than roving hoards of Gallery Girls types sneering at each other). And Wynwood's the only Florida neighborhood to rank on the list; it's also just one of a handful of areas in the southern U.S. to rate.

Williamsburg in New York City, an area defined more by its hipster appeal than any other quality, came in third on the list, beat out by two California neighborhoods: The Mission in San Francisco at number two, and Silver Lake in Los Angeles as the most hipstery hipster hip spot in the 50 states.

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27 comments
Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Hipsters only come there if there's a particular expo, or in time for ArtBasel. NO HIPSTERS LIVE THERE, NOR IN BRICKELL, NOR DOWNTOWN (STOP SELLING AN IDEA, THAT WILL NOT FLY WITH LOCALS!!).

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

how many bookstores and/or Starbucks are in the "Midtown Area", besides the ones on Biscayne Blvd.?!?! Wynwood's a ghetto!!

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

does any art actually get sold during Artwalk? All I see are 20 year olds drinking PBR and puking in the street.

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

but no hipsters live there...they drive there from Kendall. And the only restaurants, WKB and Joey's, are too expensive for hipsters

Todd Jenkins
Todd Jenkins

Let the rental rate hikes begin.....Ah....gentrification, ya gotta love it.

Greko_Music
Greko_Music

@MiamiandBeaches @forbes @wynwoodmiami for sure !

Javier Alejandro Pavon
Javier Alejandro Pavon

Oh its still Ghetto about a block down ... why people go there thinking its safe amazes me lol ... but w.e ... lol

angelo_greco
angelo_greco

@MiamiandBeaches @forbes @wynwoodmiami great artistic energy, dynamic entrepreneurial activity, fantastic food . I understand why!

Ellen Robin Rosenberg
Ellen Robin Rosenberg

why is nothing open on sundays in wynwood? who closes galleries, shops and restaurants for half the weekend?!!

Cid_of_Hialeah
Cid_of_Hialeah

RT @Pinchadiscos305 @cultistmiami I can't believe they were able to turn that area around

fiorelladad
fiorelladad

@RauliuxRaulix @wazirongo Ahora @oajvelez explota de la envidia.

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

Of course, now that it's been rated as cool hipsters will stop going there.

Josh Everage
Josh Everage

I can almost smell the conforming non-nonconformism....and daddy's money.

Josey Lopez
Josey Lopez

Its not a ghetto anymore ...its a trendy and artistic district...

no.white.ink
no.white.ink

@Andrew Jordan

I don't know about them driving up from kendall. I live in kendall amd all that's around me are retirees.

RauliuxRaulix
RauliuxRaulix

@fiorelladad bueno vamos a ver si @wazirongo no es tan pitcher como @oajvelez...las últimas dos veces que he ido a PR #Coquí

fiorelladad
fiorelladad

@RauliuxRaulix @wazirongo @oajvelez #Tabla #ComoTieneQueSer

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