Say what you want about Forbes magazine and its subscribers, but I doubt many of them are leafing through a copy in LoHi coffee shops such as Metropolis or Shangri-La.
Which is to say that Forbes may not be the most accurate barometer of things hip. More accurately, Forbes is the exact opposite of hip. It is the proverbial “man” that hipsters love to loathe (while they’re still poor). And Steve Forbes is the proverbial “man.” He doesn’t hire skinny jean-wearing punks to help shape his editorial platform.
But there it is, in full digital color. Forbes named the 20 Hippest neighborhoods in America, and for what it’s worth, LoHi is 17th. It’s behind the obvious: LA’s Silver Lake, NYC’s Williamsburg, etc., but ahead of Boston, Miami and Houston. To be fair, Forbes‘ digital content is decidedly less corporate than its monthly print version, but Maxim doesn’t really analyze Wall Street, either, so consider the source.
Back in my journalist days, we used to joke that once a daily newspaper “discovered” a trend, it was likely already played out. I think in this case, however, Forbes is merely stating the obvious: LoHi arrived a long time ago and congratulations if you saw it coming.
Karl Lueders is one of Denver’s top residential Realtors. He has been selling homes all over the metro area, but in 2012, 25% of his business has been in LoHi. Find out more about Denver’s most popular neighborhood (see what I did there?), search for homes, or get info on where Denver’s truly hip spot is by calling Lueders 720.971.8267, emailing Lueders, firstname.lastname@example.org or by blowing him up @KarlLueders or on LinkedIn.