How Hippie Friendly is Colorado?
There are places in Colorado that are considered "hippie friendly," but are there enough areas to rank Colorado as one of the "Land of Hippies?" Looking at four criteria, Estately has ranked each state on how "hippie" they are.
Those criteria are things that are associated with the typical hippie. They looked at the number of communes in each state, the number of food co-ops, the number of Etsy stores that sell such products as hemp, patchouli, and tie-dye, and finally social media. They looked at the number of Facebook pages that followed such topics as the Grateful Dead, Phish, cannabis, tie-dye, peace, LSD, Bob Dylan and of course, hippies.
Out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Vermont came in at number one, ranking first in two of the categories, and second in a third. Main came in second, followed by New Hampshire, Oregon, then Colorado coming in fifth. I'm sure the legalization of weed didn't hurt, but Colorado also has the second highest concentration of Phish fans, and we are eighth when it comes to communes. There has been a large influx of transplants over the past few years that may not live the "hippie" lifestyle, so there is a chance that we may drop on this list as California has. Once known as a hippie haven, California is now ranked 32nd on this list.