You're 'Trendy' if You Live Here

March 7, 2016®’s research team was on the hunt to find the next “hipster meccas” popping up across the country. It analyzed 500 of the largest municipalities nationwide to find those that offer a fun, young, culture-rich urban scene and are still largely affordable.

To pin down the 10 trendiest U.S. cities, the team took into account such factors as the increase in the population of 25- to 34-year-olds from 2013 to 2014; the number of cultural outlets (such as musical venues, independent movie theaters, and art galleries), yoga studios, and bike shops; and housing affordability, among other factors.

Considering those criteria, the 10 cities that emerged as the top 10 trendiest based on®’s study are:

1. Salt Lake City
Median home price: $355,000

2. Richmond, Va.
Median home price: $170,000

3. Asheville, N.C.
Median home price: $350,000

4. Pittsburgh
Median home price: $149,900

5. Minneapolis
Median home price: $251,000

6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
Median home price: $349,450

7. Cincinnati
Median home price: $138,000

8. St. Louis
Median home price: $145,000

9. New Orleans
Median home price: $245,000

10. Charleston, S.C.
Median home price: $325,200

Read more about what makes each city trendy at®.

Source: “The 10 Trendiest U.S. Cities That You Can Still Buy In,”® (March 7, 2016)