Australia's Coolest Suburbs Have Been Revealed

It’s an age old question: Is Sydney or Melbourne the home of the cool? Well, it’s about to become slightly clearer as new website Microburbs has just ranked Australia’s suburbs in order of ‘hipness’.

According to Microburbs, knowing how cool your area is not just important to those wanting to embrace their suburb’s stereotype (or avoid it). ‘Hip’ areas are cultural beacons, driving demand and property price growth.

Scoring the suburbs apparently involves a complex algorithm that measures the percentage of foot and bicycle commuters, Greens voters, single people and tattoo parlours, art galleries, yoga centres, cafes and pubs – all pretty cliche indications of hipsterdom.

So, without further ado, here’s the results.

Sydney

  1. Darlinghurst
  2. Surry Hills
  3. Darlington
  4. Rushcutters Bay
  5. Potts Point
  6. Chippendale
  7. Redfern
  8. Elizabeth Bay
  9. Newtown
  10. Erskineville

Melbourne

  1. Fitzroy
  2. St Kilda
  3. Collingwood
  4. Flemington
  5. Windsor
  6. West Melbourne
  7. Balaclava
  8. North Melbourne
  9. Burnley
  10. South Yarra

Perth

  1. Northbridge
  2. Perth
  3. West Perth
  4. Highgate
  5. Leederville
  6. Mount Lawley
  7. North Perth
  8. Fremantle
  9. South Fremantle
  10. North Fremantle

Brisbane

  1. Fortitude Valley
  2. Petrie Terrace
  3. West End
  4. New Farm
  5. Milton
  6. Highgate Hills
  7. Bowen Hills
  8. Newstead
  9. Teneriffe
  10. Kelvin Grove
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