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Old 01-24-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Yuppies are on their way to ruining Seattle. Also, I'm also starting to think Austin... that's why I support "keeping Austin weird!"
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Yuppies are on their way to ruining Seattle. Also, I'm also starting to think Austin... that's why I support "keeping Austin weird!"
I was surprised that Austin hasn't been mentioned more....not because I think it necessarily fits what we're talking about, but I hear LOTS of bellyaching from people about the woes of yuppies and gentrification 'round here. I haven't really noticed it too much.

Honestly, driving around in a Subaru outback wearing North Face gear with a torpedo box on top and a golden retriever in the back sounds swell to me! And we are most certainly not upper-middle anything - middle-class to the bone, baby!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I was surprised that Austin hasn't been mentioned more....not because I think it necessarily fits what we're talking about, but I hear LOTS of bellyaching from people about the woes of yuppies and gentrification 'round here. I haven't really noticed it too much.

Honestly, driving around in a Subaru outback wearing North Face gear with a torpedo box on top and a golden retriever in the back sounds swell to me! And we are most certainly not upper-middle anything - middle-class to the bone, baby!!
Stereotypical.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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That would be called the free market. If I were the landlord I would have taken the money too.
I agree, this is just another thread about hating people who have money.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Honestly, driving around in a Subaru outback wearing North Face gear with a torpedo box on top and a golden retriever in the back sounds swell to me!
Depending on how old and beat up a Subaru is, that setup can range from rich urban yuppie to trustafarian hippie kid to broke-as-hell ski/climbing bum. It's such a diverse stereotype.

Ah, I miss my Subaru-- that thing handled great in the snow...
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Bozeman, Montana.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Are there any cities who's overall character/vibe/personality, or nightlife atmosphere, etc. have been ruined by an influx of too many yuppies/snobby hipster types?
Confusing question, since yuppies and hipsters are completely different.

Yuppies are typically 50-60 somethings, associated with the suburbs. They may have been hippies a very long time ago, but no more.

Hipsters are typically younger people who obsess over ephemeral fashion trends and indie bands that no one will remember in 10 years.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If given the choice, I'd rather be around yuppies bringing up property values than thugs bringing them down. Take a look at South Boston. It's nothing like the way it is portrayed in movies. The old housing projects have been converted to luxury condos, and the abandoned industrial buildings have been converted to luxury lofts. There is hardly a working class Irish-American presence there anymore. They have either died or moved out to the burbs.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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I'd personally say they haven't necessarily "ruined" a place like Baltimore but they really don't know their place and don't seem to respect the communities, their culture, or the history. The only way they "ruin" Philadelphia in my opinion is the way they try to speak for everybody, the way they write for local publications as the majority, the way they act entitled to neighborhoods and like they're more entitled than the groups who made it a community in the first place, the way they make us look bad when it comes to our fan-base in sports, and lastly the way they feel entitled to plan the entire city and to affect any section they want to. Of course, don't even get me started on that Occupy crap.

I don't think they could ever really ruin New York. It's too big and far too populated for that to happen in my opinion. Same with Chicago. Cleveland and Detroit I could definitely see happening.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Not sure I understand this. As a Yuppie and a DINK myself, I think Yuppies/DINKs only help a city.

What is a DINK?
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