ATLANTA -- Savannah lands at No. 11 on a list of America's "Top Cities for Hipster" published in the April edition of Travel and Leisure magazine.
Atlanta, the only other Georgia city on the list of 35 cities and metropolitan areas, comes in at No. 32.
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Of Savannah, the magazine says, "These Georgians are not aloof elitists; they rank in the top 5 for being friendly, they're proud of their city, and they like to make the most of the cocktail hour. You can mingle with local hipsters at the Seed Eco Lounge, which has a bamboo-topped bar, organic libations, and cocktail tables recycled from an old barn."
Savannah beat out New York City at No. 12 and Los Angeles at No. 18. The top three "hipster" cities, according to the magazine, are Seattle; Portland, Ore.; and San Francisco.
Of Atlanta, the magazine says, "This Southern metropolis didn't get high marks for its music scene or for offbeat locals. But you may have to know where to look: in the Little Five Points area, tucked alongside the historic Inman Park and Virginia-Highland neighborhoods, you can find tattoo parlors and lots of classic, vinyl records -- the latter at shops such as Wax n' Facts and Satellite Records."
The list was determined by Travel and Leisure readers who ranked 35 metropolitan areas on culturally relevant features such as live music, coffee bars, and independent boutiques.
The magazine adds, "To zero in on the biggest hipster crowds, we also factored in the results for the best microbrews and the most offbeat and tech-savvy locals."
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)