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Old 03-28-2018, 08:50 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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You mean suburbs and exurbs? Because outside of that I don't think that's the case, perhaps a few select college towns being exceptions.
There are actually quite a few small towns that are not college towns and are undergoing gentrification. Just limiting the list to Georgia, there's:

Blue Ridge
Ellijay
Thomasville
Madison
Social Circle
Greensboro
Washington
Darien...

...and my second home of Brunswick is experiencing a lot of gentrification in its downtown and adjacent Victorian district. People that aren't encumbered by a need to be close to their source of income and want a slower pace of life are drawn to the historic charm of the neighborhoods.

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...1b5b37084.html

https://thebrunswicknews.com/life/to...b01792a8d.html

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...c4f891fac.html
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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There are actually quite a few small towns that are not college towns and are undergoing gentrification. Just limiting the list to Georgia, there's:

Blue Ridge
Ellijay
Thomasville
Madison
Social Circle
Greensboro
Washington
Darien...

...and my second home of Brunswick is experiencing a lot of gentrification in its downtown and adjacent Victorian district. People that aren't encumbered by a need to be close to their source of income and want a slower pace of life are drawn to the historic charm of the neighborhoods.

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...1b5b37084.html

https://thebrunswicknews.com/life/to...b01792a8d.html

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...c4f891fac.html
Heard about Greensboro
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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There are actually quite a few small towns that are not college towns and are undergoing gentrification. Just limiting the list to Georgia, there's:

Blue Ridge
Ellijay
Thomasville
Madison
Social Circle
Greensboro
Washington
Darien...

...and my second home of Brunswick is experiencing a lot of gentrification in its downtown and adjacent Victorian district. People that aren't encumbered by a need to be close to their source of income and want a slower pace of life are drawn to the historic charm of the neighborhoods.

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...1b5b37084.html

https://thebrunswicknews.com/life/to...b01792a8d.html

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...c4f891fac.html
Thanks for those articles but it seems questionable that what's happening in Brunswick is actually gentrification. I suppose it remains to be seen how all of this will shake out.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: 352
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Unfortunately, Charleston is near the top. It was voted #1 gentrifying city by Realtor. Low income residents are getting pushed out of downtown rapidly. Luxury apartments are being built basically in the projects. Downtown is losing mom and pop and college friendly business to upscale bougie boutiques.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:56 AM
 
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Unfortunately, Charleston is near the top. It was voted #1 gentrifying city by Realtor. Low income residents are getting pushed out of downtown rapidly. Luxury apartments are being built basically in the projects. Downtown is losing mom and pop and college friendly business to upscale bougie boutiques.
Never knew that about Charleston.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Never knew that about Charleston.
O boy I saw it when I went down there. Still my favorite southern city!
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Unfortunately, Charleston is near the top. It was voted #1 gentrifying city by Realtor. Low income residents are getting pushed out of downtown rapidly. Luxury apartments are being built basically in the projects. Downtown is losing mom and pop and college friendly business to upscale bougie boutiques.
Yup this is exactly what I saw when I visited this past summer!
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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There are a ton of apartments / condos going up in Greenville SC in poorer areas near downtown and a lot of infill development outside of the downtown area.
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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You couldn't have visited Nashville lately ... I have also seen Miami's Gentrification hands on as well recently. They are throwing up the new like crazy down there..
Yes you are correct that I haven't visited Nashville recently. But just to clarify my comment about Nashville earlier, I wasn't suggesting that it wasn't gentrifying, I was saying that its pace of gentrification has slowed down a bit compared to a couple years ago. At least from a funding aspect, it was easier to get cash for projects then than it is now.

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Unfortunately, Charleston is near the top. It was voted #1 gentrifying city by Realtor. Low income residents are getting pushed out of downtown rapidly. Luxury apartments are being built basically in the projects. Downtown is losing mom and pop and college friendly business to upscale bougie boutiques.
I actually haven't been to Charleston in a decade, but I put it at the top of my list cause I know one of the lenders on a lot of those projects. It is his favorite market at the moment and he's making a killing. Yes, definitely some negative effects though.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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Atlanta. Even had a billboard on a freeway here about "blacks being pushed out of Atlanta".

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/285-b...mbMqq27OoJk0M/
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