Like it or not, hipsters are changing the face of our nation's cities. It's almost impossible to walk through some neighborhoods these days without tripping over a single-speed bike and falling into a cart of kale, or worse, a vintage clothing store with an aggressive section of pre-cuffed skinny jeans.
But the fact remains, a developing neighborhood hasn't truly reached peak gentrification until the hipsters themselves have been priced out -- by, you guessed it, the yuppies. (No, it's not 1985 again. But, yes, we are bringing the word back -- spread it!). Sure, ordinary folks may not be throwing the term "yuppie" around anymore, but affluent young professionals still exist; and where they go, so go the high-end furniture shops, luxury pet grooming services, and sanitized streets paradoxically filled with both gas-guzzling SUVs and eco-friendly hybrids.