Jonesing for a ‘hood even more progressive than JP or Union Square? It doesn’t get more Birkenstocks-and-granola than Northampton. Coffee shops, veggie restaurants, music venues, indie hemp shops... hippie stereotypes are alive and well in this hamlet. But what makes Northampton so singular is its remarkable urbanity, including a vibrant arts community, museums, and a walkable Downtown, which is full of unpretentious, high-quality restaurants like Jake’s and Paul and Elizabeth’s. And then it gets even better: look out a window, and you’re gazing not at a smoggy skyline, but upon picturesque mountains. With Amtrak now offering daily train service into the Back Bay station, you could make an actual go of the commuter life… but then again, you might have problems tearing yourself away each morning. Is Smith College hiring?