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Old 11-26-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Do people really think that Yuppies and Hipsters are the same thing or similar? Lol.

I would think people would be more concerned with murderes and child molestors instead of complaining about yuppies.
I agree..
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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How is it any different from cities and neighborhoods that have been ruined by Section 8 and low income families moving into what was previously nice and well-established? Put on the big boy/big girl pants and get over it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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What everyone is talking about here is the lack of a solid middle class post suburbanization. What's left of the middle class is mostly in suburbia, and so few city neighborhoods have a good mix of incomes. Prices skyrocket because there aren't a lot of good, safe urban areas, so as cities regain population, it comes with higher prices due to reinvestment.

I understand why yuppification (is that a word) sucks, because I recently took a trip to DC and spent some time in Dupont Circle. However, not all yuppies are the same; some are respectful and just want a good safe place to live; others are rude and self-focused. I'm not sure what the solution is, except to see an increase in denser urban areas and more blue color jobs accessible to more people. It's a terribly polarizing situation.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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How is it any different from cities and neighborhoods that have been ruined by Section 8 and low income families moving into what was previously nice and well-established? Put on the big boy/big girl pants and get over it.
That happens? Ahahaha
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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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?

I've heard this suggested about both New York City and Washington DC.
Austin and Dallas, for sure.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: USA
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they seem about as prejudice as their political opposites, so i
don't see the progress of it all, except for their exclusive
group. isn't that how it has always been short of a few decades?
enough time for that day and age to fade into recent memory
or absense thereof?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Austin and Dallas, for sure.
Haven't really heard about the yuppies getting to Texas yet, can any of you Texans elaborate?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Haven't really heard about the yuppies getting to Texas yet, can any of you Texans elaborate?
Yuppies area everywhere........ seriously.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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How is it any different from cities and neighborhoods that have been ruined by Section 8 and low income families moving into what was previously nice and well-established? Put on the big boy/big girl pants and get over it.
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That happens? Ahahaha
Yes, it does. Get out and see the world a bit rather than sitting in snarky judgement.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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How is it any different from cities and neighborhoods that have been ruined by Section 8 and low income families moving into what was previously nice and well-established? Put on the big boy/big girl pants and get over it.
This is spot on. I would just specify that it's dense concentrations of Section 8 that ruin good neighborhoods. Show me great neighborhoods with Section 8 vs. bad ones that have the same and I'm sure anyone will begin to notice a pattern. In fact, I know of a neighborhood back in Columbus didn't start to receive investments for improvements, public or private, until the dense Section 8 housing was knocked down and voila: the numbers of shootings and stabbings going on in the area dropped overnight: literally. Then comes the city with revitalization dollars and a couple of entrepreneurs opening up bar-restaurants in a place no one would have thought to venture to at night beforehand.

I agree with the laughable use of "yuppie" and "hipster" as though they were interchangeable. There is a huge difference: hipster bars as a rule are great while yuppie bars are emphatically not.
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