Sorry, Cambridge: Jamaica Plain is Boston’s Williamsburg, according to a study by Gawker


[dropcap]A[/dropcap] while back Gawker asked its readers to chime in on what are the hippest neighborhoods in each city, and the results are in: Jamaica Plain, as it turns out, is the coolest part of Boston. Or lamest, depending on your view of what “Our City’s Williamsburg” actually means.

Scoring an honorable mention are Somerville and Roslindale.

Allston, surprisingly, is nowhere to be found. Instead, it’s the 4.4-square-mile neighborhood of Boston that’s home to the Midway Cafe, Girls Rock Campaign Boston, and Milky Way.


“A few months ago, we asked you what ‘the Williamsburg’ of your city is,” Max Rad of Gawker writes in the post. “Today, we present to you the results—tabulated and mapped. “Below, you’ll find the definitive list of ‘hip’ — or formerly hip and now just rich — neighborhoods in major metropolitan areas in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe. All neighborhoods were nominated as answers to the question ‘What’s the Williamsburg of your city?,’ and then dutifully recorded and tallied over the next 24 hours by Gawker editorial assistant Sarah Hedgecock.”

Here’s a snippet (and yeah, there’s only one cool part of Athens, Birmingham, and Boulder):

Gawker list


[h/t Luke O’Neil @ Bullett]