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Seattle, Portland Among Cities ‘White People Like’

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(CBS Seattle) — Some of you may remember the 2008-era blog ‘Stuff White People Like.’ It was a tongue-in-cheek look at the stereotypical thing white people like. Perfect grammar, expensive camping trips, wearing Ray-Ban Wayfaerers, riding Vespa scooters, ironic tattoos and listening to Jazz are just a few examples.

The folks behind the Movoto Real Estate blog decided to resurrect the idea, with their own twist, and create a list of the top cities in America white people like. Not surprisingly, Portland and Seattle both made the list, along with three other west coast cities.

So how did they create the list? The original SWPL blog included 136 topics, so the researchers at Movoto narrowed that list down to 27 measurable categories like number of bicycle shops, Apple stores, Major League Soccer teams, farmers’ markets, film festivals and wine bars.

Portland landed at number one because it is home to Apple stores and vintage shops and a healthy number of farmers’ markets and it’s a place where a lot of people ride bikes. Portland also scored points for having two soccer teams, which is apparently something else white people like (or pretend to be interested in during the World Cup).  Following at number two was San Francisco for its international film festivals, high number of working professionals and close proximity to Apple’s headquarters.

Seattle took the number six spot partly because of the legalization of marijuana, lots of record shops, Whole Foods markets and tattoo shops. But being the capitol of coffee consumption must have tipped the scales in our favor, too.

 These Are The 10 Cities White People Like By Movoto Real Estate

 

 

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