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Old 03-20-2017, 08:59 PM
Location: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh - second ring suburbs and exurbs north of the city core. Established suburbs are experiencing construction again by developers using every undeveloped lot available or they will tear down older buildings.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:52 AM
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Originally Posted by mr roboto View Post
Twin Cities - Golden Valley, Saint Louis Park. Roseville and Hopkins are probably next. Amazingly Richfield has somehow resisted this probably due to proximity to the airport.

These are all first ring suburbs which are essentially extensions of the core cities
Agree with SLP and Roseville, Hopkins probably as well, but the schools need to improve. I don't consider Golden Valley a typical "inner-ring" suburb and the one and only reason it's considered such is because it borders Minneapolis, but nothing else about it seems a.) inner-ring, or b.) blue collar and gentrifying to white collar (it's always been upper-middle class to me). Conversely, I've gotten the impression that Richfield was in fact gentrifying a little bit, but only based on a recent Strib article about how young families are looking at Richfield and other inner-ring 'burbs to be closer to amenities and have less space to manage -- all while having the option to purchase "affordable" housing (i.e. under $300K). Perhaps you could lump in Robinsdale, Columbia Heights, Maplewood, the Brooklyns, and others for example, but I can't tell which way they're swaying.
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