Yes, you read that right. Highland Park in Rochester just outranked every New York City neighborhood as the hottest hipster zip code in the state. Overall, the city was ranked 5th in the nation behind Columbus, OH, Seattle, WA, San Diego, CA, and Fort Wayne, IN. The report, a joint effort from Yelp.com and Realtor.com, analyzed use of the word “hipster” in reviews for zip codes with hot housing markets to create their list.
Highland Park certainly deserves its spot on the list. Its bustling restaurant scene has key hipster requirements: cool coffee shops, vegetarian and vegan options, and well-curated craft beer menus. Combine that with its affordable housing prices, close proximity to the University of Rochester, and bicycle-friendly roads and it’s clear to see why its drawing a hipster crowd.