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Old 06-13-2015, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I'm getting ready to move to South Philly in the next 2 weeks, give or take, and I've noticed that the area isn't as staunchly Italian as it once was. A lot of the Italians have moved out to the NJ and PA suburbs (where I currently live). While the area is still predominantly Italian, there is now a noticeable Latino (which I am) and Asian presence.

This got me to thinking, what other areas in cities around the country traditionally associated with one ethnic group (I.e. blacks in South L.A.) have undergone significant demographic changes within the past, say, 15 years? Could be due to gentrification, immigration, etc--cause doesn't really matter...

Feel free to also discuss positive/negative ramifications of such changes, as well.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Humboldt Park, Chicago. A traditional Puerto Rican neighborhood facing gentrification. There is very adamant opposition to it but it's becoming more and more white and affluent especially due to the recent completion of the 606 trail.

http://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/b...t?oid=17899462

Pilsen, Chicago. Similar to HP but it used to be a Czech neighborhood and now mostly Mexican, but it too is facing gentrification and it has caused a lot of controversy.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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Westside KCMO, an historically Mexican enclave is rapidly gentrifying and becoming whiter and more affluent by the day
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Beechview, Pittsburgh - once a Italian neighborhood, now becoming the city's first hispanic/latino neighborhood

East Liberty - previously a rough African American neighborhood turning into a upper class urban neighborhood with all races and ethnicities

West Shadyside - college neighborhood turning into an Asian enclave

Pittsburghs east end as a whole is rapidly gentrifying. Very exciting to see it taking place.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Orlando.

Becoming very hispanic.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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Syracuse's North Side is very similar to South Philly in this regard, but before it became very Italian, it was very German. Now, the inner neighborhoods are very diverse with quite a few African, Asian and Middle Eastern refugees/immigrants, as well as African Americans and Hispanics, along with some Italians(including some that don't speak English) and other White residents. Going further north, the diversity decreases.

I thought that South Philly has a decent sized and long time Black population as well.

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Old 06-13-2015, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I thought that South Philly has a decent sized and long time Black population as well.
This is true. South Philly also always had an Irish presence in addition to Italian. The likely next mayor, Jim Kenney, is an Irish dude from South Philly
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Humboldt Park, Chicago. A traditional Puerto Rican neighborhood facing gentrification. There is very adamant opposition to it but it's becoming more and more white and affluent especially due to the recent completion of the 606 trail.
Yes and no - the area most gentrifying now isn't even HP but part of West Town. The part west of the park is still very Puerto Rican. The part near the 606 - yes that's gentrifying but some of that is actually technically part of Logan Square.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:14 AM
 
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The answer would be all neighborhoods, everywhere.

No neighborhood stays the same forever. There's no ethnic neighborhood in the U.S. that's the same as 50 years ago.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:58 AM
 
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The answer would be all neighborhoods, everywhere.

No neighborhood stays the same forever. There's no ethnic neighborhood in the U.S. that's the same as 50 years ago.
I agree with this. At least here in the NYC suburbs:

- Most of the more-expensive areas are getting huge influxes of Asians&Indians.

- Most of the cheaper areas are getting huge influxes of Hispanics.
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