1. That artist collective your stoner friend from high school started is actually doing great things
  2. The number of places to get delicious coffee ballooned from 1 to 4
  3. The crumbling cigar factory is now a show space
  4. Bands on tour actually play there
  5. There are now more than two good record and book stores
  6. Lots of beautiful people with tattoos that you've never seen before
  7. Fewer confederate flags, more Bernie stickers