These Are The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Florida


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You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Florida.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Sunshine State where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was pretty spot on, we have to say.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using that criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Florida, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie dye shirt and your sandals as you go through this list with us.

After analyzing all cities with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list of the 10 best cities for hippies in Florida:

  1. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (Photos)
  2. Pembroke Park
  3. West Miami
  4. Wilton Manors
  5. Bay Harbor Islands
  6. Surfside (Photos)
  7. South Miami
  8. West Park
  9. Palm Beach (Photos)
  10. Lake Park

Read on below to see where your town ranked, young flower child.

And if you already knew these places were hippie heavens, check out the best places to live in Florida or the safest places to live in Florida.

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How do you determine the most beatnik city in Florida?

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Florida, we had to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2010-2014 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in America is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 205 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the ‘Best City for Hippies In Florida.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

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1. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 3.04
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 2.24
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 1.76
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.76
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 6.09

2. Pembroke Park



Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 3.86
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 1.13
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 1.29
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 3.22
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 4.98

3. West Miami



Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 5.33
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 1.45
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.97
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 2.58
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 3.55
West Miami is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,965 at the 2010 census.

4. Wilton Manors



Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 2.17
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.83
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.5
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.0
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 4.5
Wilton Manors is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 11,632. Wilton Manors is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

5. Bay Harbor Islands



Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 5.64
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 1.03
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.68
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.2
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 4.79
Bay Harbor Islands (‘BHI’) is a town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,628 at the 2010 census.[citation needed] It is separated from the mainland by Biscayne Bay, over which the land masses are connected via the Broad Causeway. On the mainland side, BHI is bordered by the city of North Miami, while to the east it borders the villages of Bal Harbour and Surfside. To the south lies the exclusive village of Indian Creek. BHI is about 20 minutes’ driving distance away from Miami International Airport, and it is situated between the larger cities of Aventura and Miami Beach.

6. Surfside

Surfside, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 4.56
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 1.01
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.51
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.18
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 3.37

7. South Miami



Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 2.33
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.83
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.58
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.5
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 2.33
South Miami is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, in the Miami metropolitan area. The population was 10,741 at the 2000 census and as of 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 11,932.

8. West Park



Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 1.64
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.34
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.48
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.3
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 1.92
West Park, officially the City of West Park, is a municipality in Broward County, Florida, United States. It was created on March 1, 2005. It is located in the southeastern part of the county and consists of the neighborhoods of Carver Ranches, Lake Forest, Miami Gardens (Broward County), and Utopia. A large portion of the city lies west of the town of Pembroke Park, so the new city was called ‘West Park’. With a population of 14,156 as of the 2010 census, the city is bordered by Miami-Dade County on the south, Pembroke Park on the east, Hollywood on the north and Miramar on the west.

9. Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 2.28
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.6
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.48
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.44
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 4.07
The Town of Palm Beach is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The Intracoastal Waterway separates it from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. In 2000, Palm Beach had a year-round population of 10,468, with an estimated seasonal population of 30,000.

10. Lake Park

Lake Park, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 1.2
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.84
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.72
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.72
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 3.61
Lake Park is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,721 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 9,080.

There You Have It — The Hippies Of Florida

If you’re measuring the locations in Florida where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Florida:

  1. Green Cove Springs
  2. Cape Coral
  3. Callaway

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Detailed List Of The Hippiest Cities In Florida

City Rank Population
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 1 6,241
Pembroke Park 2 6,220
West Miami 3 6,197
Wilton Manors 4 11,994
Bay Harbor Islands 5 5,847
Surfside 6 5,927
South Miami 7 12,036
West Park 8 14,604
Palm Beach 9 8,344
Lake Park 10 8,317
Lighthouse Point 11 10,693
Miami Shores 12 10,736
Maitland 13 16,273
Southwest Ranches 14 7,583
Tequesta 15 5,756
Neptune Beach 16 6,733
Belle Isle 17 6,265
Lantana 18 10,822
North Palm Beach 19 12,272
Gulfport 20 12,102
Indian Harbour Beach 21 8,254
Longwood 22 13,776
Holly Hill 23 11,680
Treasure Island 24 6,749
South Daytona 25 12,265
St. Augustine Beach 26 6,422
Sunny Isles Beach 27 21,583
Dania Beach 28 30,531
Miami Springs 29 14,255
Oldsmar 30 13,730
Pinecrest 31 18,914
Lauderdale Lakes 32 33,710
Seminole 33 17,477
Palm Springs 34 21,302
Atlantic Beach 35 12,840
Safety Harbor 36 17,017
Oakland Park 37 42,795
Winter Park 38 28,771
New Port Richey 39 15,063
Lake Mary 40 14,605
St. Pete Beach 41 9,408
Satellite Beach 42 10,262
Orange Park 43 8,472
St. Augustine 44 13,440
Opa-Locka 45 15,867
Parkland 46 25,895
Hallandale Beach 47 38,270
Sweetwater 48 20,562
Minneola 49 9,849
Stuart 50 15,850
Casselberry 51 26,520
Vero Beach 52 15,577
Aventura 53 36,979
Palmetto 54 12,856
Brooksville 55 7,725
North Miami Beach 56 43,028
Inverness 57 7,205
Tavares 58 14,343
Naples 59 20,214
Jacksonville Beach 60 21,822
Mount Dora 61 12,663
Palmetto Bay 62 24,214
West Melbourne 63 19,208
Riviera Beach 64 33,123
Gulf Breeze 65 5,984
Fernandina Beach 66 11,851
Springfield 67 9,095
Cocoa Beach 68 11,287
Valparaiso 69 5,109
Cocoa 70 17,261
Venice 71 21,121
Altamonte Springs 72 41,889
Eustis 73 18,920
Hialeah Gardens 74 22,660
Okeechobee 75 5,581
North Lauderdale 76 42,354
Lake Worth 77 35,903
Sebring 78 10,356
Margate 79 54,929
Tamarac 80 62,478
Lynn Haven 81 19,049
Coral Gables 82 49,319
Destin 83 12,840
Royal Palm Beach 84 35,482
Tarpon Springs 85 23,789
Miami Beach 86 90,669
Alachua 87 9,291
North Miami 88 60,756
Deerfield Beach 89 77,341
Temple Terrace 90 25,098
Dunedin 91 35,538
Greenacres 92 38,444
Lauderhill 93 69,082
Marathon 94 8,529
New Smyrna Beach 95 22,993
Sarasota 96 52,986
Rockledge 97 25,477
Ocoee 98 38,340
Sanibel 99 6,761
Coconut Creek 100 55,590
Zephyrhills 101 14,041
Pompano Beach 102 103,234
Pinellas Park 103 49,874
Milton 104 9,149
Fort Walton Beach 105 20,320
Clermont 106 29,582
Winter Springs 107 33,673
Longboat Key 108 7,003
Debary 109 19,404
Boynton Beach 110 70,355
Key Biscayne 111 12,774
Lady Lake 112 14,138
Sunrise 113 88,391
Doral 114 49,363
High Springs 115 5,499
Davie 116 95,721
Delray Beach 117 62,828
Largo 118 78,391
Boca Raton 119 88,187
Jupiter 120 57,625
Palatka 121 10,464
Deland 122 27,872
Key West 123 25,187
Groveland 124 9,381
Melbourne 125 77,216
Ormond Beach 126 38,502
Hollywood 127 145,128
West Palm Beach 128 102,283
Winter Garden 129 36,826
Wellington 130 59,022
Niceville 131 13,562
Daytona Beach 132 61,913
Starke 133 5,404
Miami Lakes 134 30,396
Winter Haven 135 35,070
Oviedo 136 35,602
Fort Lauderdale 137 171,137
Fort Pierce 138 42,744
Clearwater 139 109,210
Cape Canaveral 140 9,960
Ocala 141 56,918
Bradenton 142 50,777
Gainesville 143 126,465
Edgewater 144 20,879
Leesburg 145 20,915
Lake Wales 146 14,665
Port Orange 147 57,218
Macclenny 148 6,387
Fort Myers Beach 149 6,539
Sebastian 150 22,485
Coral Springs 151 125,150
Melbourne 152 77,216
Auburndale 153 13,979
Pensacola 154 52,505
Sanford 155 55,296
Miramar 156 128,414
Wildwood 157 6,782
Live Oak 158 6,927
Miami Gardens 159 110,867
Fort Myers 160 66,167
Bonita Springs 161 46,384
Kissimmee 162 63,392
Marco Island 163 16,921
St. Cloud 164 39,685
Cutler Bay 165 42,573
Weston 166 67,567
Quincy 167 8,022
Homestead 168 63,459
Pembroke Pines 169 159,920
Apopka 170 44,462
Tallahassee 171 185,395
Lake Alfred 172 5,136
Palm Beach Gardens 173 50,147
Clewiston 174 7,184
Arcadia 175 7,647
Titusville 176 44,032
Miami 177 416,432
Lakeland 178 99,942
Pahokee 179 5,941
North Port 180 58,584
St. Petersburg 181 248,429
Hialeah 182 232,311
Punta Gorda 183 16,984
Mascotte 184 5,197
Tampa 185 348,934
Fort Meade 186 5,745
Port St. Lucie 187 169,260
Marianna 188 8,548
Fellsmere 189 5,312
Perry 190 7,040
Lakeland 191 99,942
Orlando 192 250,224
Palm Coast 193 77,779
Crestview 194 22,099
Avon Park 195 8,874
Belle Glade 196 17,785
Deltona 197 85,765
Palm Bay 198 104,342
Newberry 199 5,185
Defuniak Springs 200 5,410
Bartow 201 17,766
Jacksonville 202 837,533
Callaway 203 14,617
Cape Coral 204 161,804
Green Cove Springs 205 6,984

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