What is a hipster?
You are likely to spot The Hipster sporting a well-groomed beard or fedora, riding to their local coffee shop (for a fair-trade blend flat-white with almond milk, please) on their fixie (fixed wheel bike) while listening to a playlist teeming with emerging, independent artists.

Other key indicators include: being equipped with penguin classics; having a large presence on Instagram; voicing progressive political views and having a sense of irony and sarcasm. If they look like they may play the banjo, you are probably on the right track.    

This brand of under-35s has been rapidly growing, and as a result, South Australian suburbs have been evolving to cater to the Hipster needs. If your neighbourhood boasts a local street market, intimate coffee shops, converted warehouses or microbreweries, you may just find yourself within a Hipster haven.

Croydon
Just a short commute from the city, but far enough to be ‘suburban’ lies Croydon, perhaps SA’s leading Hipster suburb. Croydon used to be “working-class family terrain for as long as anyone can remember” (REA) but with the influx of students, musicians and creatives, the demographic is changing.

Hipster giveaway: the vintage shops and cafes of Queen Street.

Median property price:
Buy $490,500      
Rent $375 PW
 

Port Adelaide
Renewal SA has been working with Port Adelaide to revitalise the community – and the result has been a swift arrival of Hipsters. Local events and activities including a street art festival, an open air cinema and the Wild at Heart markets are the alternative music to a Hipster’s ears.  

Hipster giveaway: the Laneway Festival

Median property price:
Buy $512,500      
Rent $350 PW
 

Bedford Park
With its close proximity to Flinders University, Bedfork Park is a popular habitat for Hipsters, who can often be found in clusters carrying text books in their hemp-made satchels. According to APM, a third of the population are aged 20-39 and living in separate housing.

Hipster giveaway: the Mexican themed restaurant Lucky Lupitas

Median property price:
Buy $419,000      
Rent $355 PW
 

Mile End
Right on the railway line, Mile End has a blue collar core but its vicinity to the city centre has meant that these days, Mile End inhabitants work in Adelaide city instead of the railways. There is an increasing population of ‘Independent Youth’ (couples, singles and home sharers under 35) and why wouldn’t there be? The Wheatsheaf Hotel has the best beer selection in Adelaide.

Hipster giveaway: The iconic Thebarton Theatre (home to a heap of live alternative music)

Median property price:
Buy $500,000      
Rent $390 PW


All property prices found on realestate.com.au,  2 April 2015.