Knoxville ranked as one of America’s hippest cities

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Knoxville, Tennessee is the 13th-hippest city in the United States, according to a recent study by found that

The study, published in November, took into account criteria like the number of microbreweries, vegan stores, thrift shops and tattoo parlors per 100,000 people. It also factored in year-over-year rent increases. 

Knoxville was ranked sixth in the nation in number of thrift shops, with 9.13 per 100,000 people, compared to the top city, Richmond, Virginia, which boasted 13.89 thrift stores per 100,000 people.

Looking for the hippest cities in America? You should probably head to the Northwest; Washington ranked three cities in the top 10:

  1. Vancouver, Washington
  2. Salt Lake City, Utah
  3. Cincinnati, Ohio
  4. Boise, Idaho
  5. Richmond, Virginia
  6. Tacoma, Washington
  7. Spokane, Washington, 
  8. Atlanta, Georgia
  9. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  10. Rochester, New York

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