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Old 04-25-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Most boom cities tend to be generic and flavorless. Gentrification pushes out the poor and working-class, who are usually the standard-bearers for local culture/traditions. Which cities do you think do the best job of maintaining their identity as transplants replace locals?
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Not Chicago.


Ask the locals in Pilsen.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Chicago's working class is largely in the suburbs, not the city.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Pittsburgh. Gentrification seems to have amplified some of its local character in a good way.

Maybe New York, though that's highly debatable. Not DC.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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Philadelphia.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh. Gentrification seems to have amplified some of its local character in a good way.

Maybe New York, though that's highly debatable. Not DC.


I don't find craft breweries, vegan restaurants, and hipsters to be part of the original Pittsburgh character. That wasn't the Blue Collar image I had when I moved here. I would like to know what cities aren't becoming Cookie Cutter Hipster Havens focused only on the yuppie crowd.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:49 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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New Orleans maybe, though I guess its debatable whether it has or is gentrifying a lot.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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Miami
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I actually think NYC is a pretty good answer. I mean yes, Manhattan has gotten very wealthy and changed a lot. But because the city has such a large supply of public housing, rent control, and properties in the outer boroughs passing down through families, there are so many places left where a "lifer" (or a middle-aged transplant) can hold on. Much of the gentrification seems to have displaced relatively recent arrivals - the people who always tended to have a stint in NYC from age 22-35 or so and then moved on.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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I don't find craft breweries, vegan restaurants, and hipsters to be part of the original Pittsburgh character. That wasn't the Blue Collar image I had when I moved here. I would like to know what cities aren't becoming Cookie Cutter Hipster Havens focused only on the yuppie crowd.



There are 2 neighborhoods like that in PGH. Think of all of the other places people have moved to that are experiencing the Blue Collar PGH you refer to.
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