As ranked by Travel + Leisure in perhaps the most asinine ranking system ever.
They used: Live music (you, know anything from the orchestra to cover bands to major music venues), coffee bars, independent boutiques, microbrews, offbeat-ness, and tech savviness.
Yes, Philadelphia has “old-fashioned diversions,” but an abundance of theatre and classical music is not what makes Philadelphia hipstered.
Yes, San Juan (Puerto Rico) may have a lot of flea markets, street food vendors, and iphones, but that does not make it hipstered.
Portland, Maine? I do not recall seeing a single hipster among the people I saw who like good coffee and good beer last summer. And offbeat? It’s because they’re in the middle of nowhere. Independent boutiques - yes, because it’s a tourist trap and it’s too small to support many chains. And the live music is cover bands.
And NYC was #12. Brooklyn?
You might actually want to travel to these cities before you put them on your hipster list. iphones alone does not hipstered make.