This is probably expected by most, but remember the South Loop is home to Columbia College which must be the biggest hipster producing school in Chicago.
Anyway Urban Turf had a recent post ranking the top ten hipster neighborhoods based on results from Yelp and Twitter. Not surprisingly, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Bucktown were the top three neighborhoods:
One would argue that the South Loop is too expensive to be an enclave for Hipsters and that's probably true. Regardless, if it's during the school year and you're north of Roosevelt you might argue.
One last thing to leave you with...is being a hipster friendly neighborhood a good or bad thing? When we talk to people the term "hipster" seems to have a negative connotation. We know plenty of people that probably could be classified as hipsters but would never think of themselves as hipsters. Anyway, would be curious to hear your thoughts.
Also remember that 2010 was the year of the sloopster...
(Hat tip: Curbed Chicago)
(Image from: Urban Turf)