Since 2012, we've compiled an annual list of what we think will be the next hipster cities of America. We specifically leave off the obvious cities such as Brooklyn and Portland — with their Bukowski-loving, facial hair-sprouting millennials — to focus on the overshadowed towns that are seeing a renaissance in arts and culture.
Buffalo, New York
Recently, I found myself stranded in Buffalo, New York during the never-ending winter vortex of 2013. (I'm from Upstate New York, and I had traveled home Planes, Trains and Automobiles-style to avoid flying in a metal death tube.) Spending time in Buffalo got me more acquainted with the city I affectionately called the "armpit of Upstate New York" for most of my childhood. Little did I know how misguided my juvenile feelings were.