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Old 06-11-2017, 06:22 PM
 
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Are there any big cities in the US that have experienced either very little gentrification or none at all ?
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Are there any big cities in the US that have experienced either very little gentrification or none at all ?
St Louis?
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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San Antonio- I think the bad areas and the good areas have stayed the same for most of it's history.

Personally the easiest way to find a city without gentrification is too find a city were the crime stats from the 90's till now has either barely dropped (accounting for population), or slightly increased. I'm not sure it is possible to find many major cities were this is true though.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:40 PM
 
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Most sprawl cities I would guess
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:58 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore, Pittsburgh, St. Louis. I don't know if Sunbelt cities count since they generally are building from scratch.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Baltimore, Pittsburgh, St. Louis. I don't know if Sunbelt cities count since they generally are building from scratch.
Their not really built from scratch, most are at least 200+ years old, and their core is usually 100+ years old with a few exceptions, so even they have seen gentrification, especially the large ones.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Baltimore, Pittsburgh, St. Louis. I don't know if Sunbelt cities count since they generally are building from scratch.
That's not true. All southern cities have a historic core and neighborhoods.
Gentrification is even happening in Baton Rouge.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:57 PM
 
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Memphis?
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:27 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baltimore, Pittsburgh, St. Louis. I don't know if Sunbelt cities count since they generally are building from scratch.
In Baltimore a lot of gentrification has taken place in areas like Canton and Fells Point and now the Locust Point area too. Unfortunately that has pushed the bad stuff into the suburbs.

I'm not sure about New Orleans. Certainly the city has seen an amazing comeback after Katrina and a lot of rebuilding has happened but I'm not sure if that counts as true gentrification. The city unfortunately still has many of the same challenges it faced before the storm. The Ninth Ward is still a bad area.

As to the Sunbelt I do think that Las Vegas has gentrified its historic downtown area by Fremont Street even as the Strip has grown and developed.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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San Antonio- I think the bad areas and the good areas have stayed the same for most of it's history.

Personally the easiest way to find a city without gentrification is too find a city were the crime stats from the 90's till now has either barely dropped (accounting for population), or slightly increased. I'm not sure it is possible to find many major cities were this is true though.
Agree. Gentrification happens when the housing demand can't keep up with the workforce that wants to live in that area, but can't afford the expensive homes. So, they start buying in the close, affordable but not so great neighborhoods.

But, the bottom line is jobs that provide salaries high enough, though, that they can not only buy these homes and buildings, but fix them up.
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