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Old 01-16-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I'm surprised there aren't enough responses for NYC. NYC is the #1 yuppie city, followed by LA and Chicago.
The good thing about LA is the majority of yuppies are firmly planted in the suburban areas like Sherman Oaks and Brentwood - they would never set foot in icky places like Hollywood or Koreatown.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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For my comment, it is about how they raise the property values (taxes) and change laws and eventually lifestyle. I'm in an area that used to be quite rural, and one could be kind of 'country'. Then the yuppies started overflowing from the city and buying the working farms for hobby farms/McMansions. Now they have ideas of how a farm 'should' be. Now you can't have hay stacked more than about 10 ft and can no longer use blue tarps to protect it from the weather (might have an unsightly view or block a sliver of mountain/ocean view). Limited to the number of animals that can be on a farm...they don't like hearing cows moo or horses whinny...or chickens crow (but want those organic eggs). Filled up the marina with sailboats and day cruisers so all the fishing boats had to move on....once the fishing boats left the bait and tackle part of the marina is now a highend restuarant/bar and yacht club. They like mountain biking, hiking and trail running; but complained to no end about the ATVs and dirtbikes and hunting in the areas to get a lot of those hobbies shut down. Right now they are busy trying to get horses banned from those areas--because they might get horse poop on their $300 REI hiking sneakers. So once those hobbies are gone the sporting goods stores go under. The original hardware stores and mills were too backwoods so they had to use Home Depot/Lowes contractors to build the McMansions on the hobby farm. Those are just a few of the ways (at least where I'm at where the yuppies have moved in) that it appears they have changed ('ruined'-for me at least) the area.
Welcome to America; Where money and a majority reign (in that order) supreme.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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A Yuppie is a Younger Urban Professional. Many cities would be thrilled to be "ruined" in such a way.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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The Real Estate Yuppie Paradigm

1 Neighborhood settled by working class immigrants with a real sense of community
2 Poor and Uneducated people move in like Hispanics/Whites/Blacks, gov't sets up lower income buildings
3 Working/Blue Class Imigrants move out to inner ring suburbs, Crime Skyrockets
4 Artists and Gays move in because of cheap rents and won't be bothered if they just keep to themselves
5 Artist or Gays aren't afraid of the crime so they set up a little business like a coffee shop or some kind of great restaurant
6 Others catch on so more artists and/or gays come into an area settling up more shops
7 Rents inch upward, sense of community starting to take shape, poor people are getting priced out
8 Plans for a new condo development are announced/Rents inch up more/ Poor people gone
9 Plans for Whole Foods/Pottery Barn/Starbucks and more condos - Artists forced to move to other areas like Oakland, Eastern Parts of Queens and Brooklyn or even Inner Ring Suburbs (Which are now starting to become the poor areas of Metros)
10. Yuppies firmly control area - Cycle starts over in Oakland, and parts of Queens and Brooklyn
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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The Real Estate Yuppie Paradigm

1 Neighborhood settled by working class immigrants with a real sense of community
2 Poor and Uneducated people move in like Hispanics/Whites/Blacks, gov't sets up lower income buildings
3 Working/Blue Class Imigrants move out to inner ring suburbs, Crime Skyrockets
4 Artists and Gays move in because of cheap rents and won't be bothered if they just keep to themselves
5 Artist or Gays aren't afraid of the crime so they set up a little business like a coffee shop or some kind of great restaurant
6 Others catch on so more artists and/or gays come into an area settling up more shops
7 Rents inch upward, sense of community starting to take shape, poor people are getting priced out
8 Plans for a new condo development are announced/Rents inch up more/ Poor people gone
9 Plans for Whole Foods/Pottery Barn/Starbucks and more condos - Artists forced to move to other areas like Oakland, Eastern Parts of Queens and Brooklyn or even Inner Ring Suburbs (Which are now starting to become the poor areas of Metros)
10. Yuppies firmly control area - Cycle starts over in Oakland, and parts of Queens and Brooklyn
And that does not mean the Yuppies ruin a city, it could be argued that when the Yuppies move in it becomes corporatized but that's when the city becomes expensive and grows the wealth of the surrounding suburbs. And it could be argued that the best thing that can happen to an inner city area is for the artists and gays to move in.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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And that does not mean the Yuppies ruin a city, it could be argued that when the Yuppies move in it becomes corporatized but that's when the city becomes expensive and grows the wealth of the surrounding suburbs. And it could be argued that the best thing that can happen to an inner city area is for the artists and gays to move in.
Oh yes it's awesome- if you're high income childless white person. For everyone else, not so much- but we all know they don't really matter
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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^I never said it was a bad thing but there has to be some kind of balance because your just shifting the poor to someplace else. A yuppie doesn't want to see a bum taking a **** on the sidewalk, he wants to see his french poodle doing that. A yuppie doesn't want to see a Single mama with her 7 kids walking down the street, he wants to see a Dog Walker walking 7 dogs down the street.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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Oh yes it's awesome- if you're high income childless white person. For everyone else, not so much- but we all know they don't really matter
Why? Move to the suburbs of a corporatized city. Fund transportation to simplify commutes. These are not problems. No yuppies can be a problem.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Neighborhoods change, cities change, some for better, some not.

Detroit? It used to be middle class, now it's...well.
It would be great if someone yuppie-fied Detroit.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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A Yuppie is a Younger Urban Professional. Many cities would be thrilled to be "ruined" in such a way.
The main thing that separates Portland from Seattle is that Portland still has that big-small town feel that Seattle had 20-30 years ago. Just saying.
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