America's Best Cities for Hipsters
No. 16 Minneapolis/St. Paul
The Twin Cities don’t really qualify as gritty the way some hip havens do; the area ranks first for cleanliness in the survey and third for safety. But these Minnesotans have a lock on the arts-loving nerd factor, taking the silver for brains and fourth place for theater. These days, Uptown has a high density of interesting java places (not to mention the city’s best chai, brewed at Namaste Café); techie types, meanwhile, congregate in the North Loop area, home of One on One Bicycle Studio, a combination coffee-gallery-bike-shop.