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Rhode Island: Hippie Haven?

Rhode Island ranked as one of the "most hippie" states in the country, according to an Estately survey.

File photo.
File photo.

Far out, man?

Rhode Island ranked as one of the "most hippie" states in the country, according to an Estately survey.

The real estate search site had the Ocean State at No. 14. Vermont was No. 1, following by Maine and New Hampshire.

The survey was based on several factors:

  • Number of communes and intentional communities per capita in each state
  • Number of food co-ops per capita
  • Percentage of Facebook users who express interest in the following: Grateful Dead, PHISH, cannabis, tie-dye, peace, LSD, Bob Dylan, and hippies
  • Number of local Etsy stores per capita selling hemp, patchouli and tie-dye products

Mississippi was ranked "least hippie," following by Louisiana and Texas.

"Obviously, there are a few surprises with our rankings," Estately wrote. "Notably, two important states to hippie culture were in the lower half of the rankings. New York, which is home to Woodstock, came in 29th, and California came in at 32nd.

"Hippies are getting priced out of some of their favorite places. Where should a hippie reside now that the median home price in San Francisco ($1 million) is equal to the cost of 1,000 used VW microbuses?"

TAMORI May 19, 2014 at 08:55 PM
Far out, man.
CB11 May 20, 2014 at 07:27 AM
Funny how the two places where the culture basically started have - God Forbid - GROWN UP and become so unwelcoming! Having worked hard for what they have acquired, whether they'd admit it or not, they like their "things" and have become the very people they hated in their youth: PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS! Makes me laugh! They don't want the idle, clueless, drug-induced unwashed dirtying up their streets and bringing down the property values. Just more hypocrisy of the Liberals! Embrace diversity ... just not in MY backyard! My advice? Take another hit of acid and chill, man .... sit back and enjoy the pretty colors ..... now where did I put that my sitar?....
Steve May 20, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Is this a good thing for Rhode Island??????
LCRIUSA May 20, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Is there no end to the reasons not to go to Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas? Hate 'em all y'all
Jane Wolk Wheeler May 31, 2014 at 07:48 AM
Who came up with that criteria???!!! LSD and PHISH!

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