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August 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Meet Seattle’s newest hipsters: Mom and dad

Hipsters with hip replacements: Retirees increasingly attracted to downtown living (Photo: Wikimedia)

Hipsters with hip replacements? Baby boomers are moving into Seattle’s trendiest neighborhoods. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Move over, Amazonians.  There’s a new group in town staking claim to Seattle’s trendiest neighborhoods — and they’re the same age as your parents.

Welcome the baby boomers.

According to the Wall Street Journal, in Seattle and a few other cities, realtors and developers have noticed a new trend: There’s been an uptick in boomer-age folks buying high-end condos in hip, urban neighborhoods — areas typically populated by a much younger demographic.

But the boomers want in.

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