Photos: Ten best states for hippies -- and the ones Estately.com ranks above Colorado
Colorado has long been known as one of hippie culture's great bastions. But in its list of the best and worst U.S. states for hippies, Estately.com suggests that while Colorado still deserves recognition, it's rep may soon start to slide.
Really? Judge for yourself by counting down the roster, supplemented by excerpts from Estately.com text and photos from our summer 2013 slide show featuring fans of Widespread Panic -- a band that hails from Georgia, one of Estately's ten worst hippie states....
Note: The rankings were determined via the following factors:
Number of communes and intentional communities per capita in each state (source: Fellowship for Intentional Community)
Number of food co-ops per capita in each state (source: Coop Directory)
Number of local Etsy stores per capita selling hemp, patchouli and tie-dye products (source: Etsy)
Percentage of Facebook users who express interest in the following: Grateful Dead, Phish, cannabis, tie-dye, peace, LSD, Bob Dylan, and hippies (source: Facebook)
Number 10: Idaho
Honestly, this came as a surprise. We triple checked the numbers and it all adds up. Thought for sure it would be Hawaii. So confused.
Number 9: Washington
Residents of Washington state don't express their hippie values on Facebook the way the other states in the top ten do, but the state is littered with communes and intentional communities (108), marijuana is legal (and plentiful), and green values are commonplace.
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