No Surprise: Pacifica Not on Top 17 U.S. Hippie Towns
Some may think all the hippies have burned out or faded away, but the truth is they’re still out there, just not on our Coast, according to a recent ranking of "best U.S. cities for hippies," based on pot presence, tie-dye culture, and more.
The ranking for hippie-friendly cities was derived from "a formula based on marijuana availability and legality, number of stores selling hemp, local counter-culture icons, tie-dye availability, hippie festivals, progressive government, intensity of Occupy protests, and a Facebook poll," according to Estately.com.
While pot-smoking remains popular in Berkeley, the assessment found, "the tie-dyed glory of the past is slowly burning out just like so many Berkeley hippies did before."
Eugene took first place "hands down," Estately.com said. "Eugene wins this thing by a mile."
Fans of Berkeley's hippie image, however, needn't feel totally bummed. San Francisco, home of the Haight-Ashbury flower children cradle, ranked 15th out of 17 total.
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