The 20 Most Hipster Cities in the World

20. Toronto, Canada

West Queen West, a neighborhood in Toronto, Canada, underwent a transformation that we’ve seen over and over again in recent years. A once poor area primarily made up of immigrants and industrial workers, has suddenly become hip and cool.
20. Toronto, Canada

19. Paris, France

Paris. The city of wine, romance and artists. And yes, those artistic types have brought a touch of the modern, bohemian lifestyle to this classic European city. Specifically, in the Canal St. Martin neighborhood, where it’s not uncommon to see intricate works of graffiti lining the canal walls.
19. Paris, France

18. Tel Aviv, Israel

When one thinks of Israel, hipsters probably aren’t the first things that comes to mind. Especially considering all the conflict going down in that area right now. But there’s a neighborhood known as Florentin that routinely gets ranked as one of the most hipster neighborhoods in the world – and with good reason too.
18. Tel Aviv, Israel

17. Austin, Texas

Hipsters? In Texas? When most people think of Texas, they tend to think of cowboys and rodeos, not skinny jeans and art galleries. But those preconceived notions couldn’t be further from the truth.
17. Austin, Texas

16. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is already a hip destination, and we’re not even talking about the hipsters yet. Known for its beautiful beaches (and women), very few people would think twice about a vacation here.
16. Buenos Aires, Argentina

15. Madrid, Spain

If you’re a hipster, or as they call you in Spain a modernos, and you’re lucky enough to find yourself vacationing in Madrid, you don’t want to miss out on visiting Malasana. Malasana is a vibrant and lively quarter that’s considered the center of the hipster trend.
15. Madrid, Spain

14. Portland, Oregon

There’s no way we’d have a list like this and not include the inspiration for the television series, Portlandia. That just wouldn’t be right. Portland has been a hot city in the United States for the last few years, and recently it even ousted the nation’s capital as the top city for people to move to.
14. Portland, Oregon

13. Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you’re ever in Amsterdam and you wonder where all the hip, young people are, then all you have to do is look north.
13. Amsterdam, Netherlands

12. London, England

While not terribly surprising to see London on a list like this, you might be surprised to find out that perhaps the most hipster neighborhood of all isn’t Hoxton, but Dalston.
12. London, England

11. Melbourne, Australia

Fitzroy was Melbourne’s first suburb, created in 1839. Today, it offers up one of the most bohemian and hip neighborhoods in Melbourne.
11. Melbourne, Australia

10. San Francisco, California

San Francisco, specifically the Mission District, is hipster heaven. Like many areas on this list, the Mission District used to be the poorer part of town, mostly for working-class people.
10. San Francisco, California

9. Tokyo, Japan

When you think Tokyo, you probably don’t think bohemian and hippie culture. You probably envision busy streets filled with people and bright lights, and for parts of Tokyo, that’s very much how it is.
9. Tokyo, Japan

8. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is quickly becoming one of Europe’s top foodie destinations, and many of the great restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses that stand out also happen to be located in the hippest part of town – Norrebro.
8. Copenhagen, Denmark

7. Helsinki, Finland

Separated from the city centre of Helsinki by the Siltasaarensalmi street and over a bridge is where you’ll find the neighborhood of Kallio. The bridge, in a way, symbolizes the divide between the more bourgeois centre and the working-class Kallio.
7. Helsinki, Finland

6. Seattle, Washington

You wouldn’t expect a list like this to not include the birthplace of Starbucks and grunge music, would you? What kind of list would this be without Seattle?
6. Seattle, Washington

5. Montreal, Canada

The Mile End neighborhood of Montreal is often called the Hipster Capital of Canada. It’s no surprise when you think about it. Artists such as Mordecai Richler and the band Arcade Fire are known to have started out their careers here. For many, walking around the neighborhood reminds them of Brooklyn, New York.
5. Montreal, Canada

4. Stockholm, Sweden

Meander through the streets of Sodermalm, a neighborhood located in Stockholm, Sweden, and you’ll find vintage stores, unique shops, art galleries and more alongside wonderful restaurants and bars to stop in for a drink.
4. Stockholm, Sweden

3. Riga, Latvia

The Miera Iela literally translates to Peace Street. What better term for a Hipster neighborhood than that? What might surprise you, however, is that such a street isn’t located in San Francisco or Portland or not even anywhere in Spain.
3. Riga, Latvia

2. Berlin, Germany

Hipsters flock to Berlin. While the entire city is a mecca for Gen Xers, there’s one particular neighborhood that is the reigning kingdom of Hipsterdom: Kreuzberg.
2. Berlin, Germany

1. Brooklyn, New York

Some consider Brooklyn, most notably the Williamsburg neighborhood, to be the American hub of Hipsterdom.
1. Brooklyn, New York