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Old 04-03-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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I see TRUE gentrification is more restoring existing housing in a neighborhood and adding infill to replace vacant lots of lost housing. But this is basically more urban-like areas already.

I don't call developers virtually replacing every older existing home with new developments as under a term gentrification. Like Houston's inner-loop areas where few original homes remain in block after block afterward. It's like the old Urban Renewal of leveling neighborhoods more. Just my opinion.....

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- the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, raising property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.

If by far ..... most homes are leveled? It's something other then gentrification to me.
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: 352
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Here's the summary of the methodology from the Realtor article from January of last year which proclaimed Charleston as the fastest-gentrifying city in the country
Well I literally don't have time to read and analyze all of that, but I will say the last paragraph is very annoyingly condescending and assumption heavy. It's my opinion, you don't have to get an attitude about it.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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What cities in the south are gentrifying the fastest?

So far Iíve seen the gentrification occurring in Miami, New Orleans and Charleston, SC.

And I also hear Raleigh is seeing some gentrification also!
Suburban expansion in a way can be seen as "gentrifying" poorer rural areas and this is happening a lot of parts of the Baton Rouge suburbs as trailer parks are replaced by new gated communities and fancy shopping centers.

Charleston SC has always been a very genteel and wealthy city so I don't think gentrification would count there.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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Well I literally don't have time to read and analyze all of that, but I will say the last paragraph is very annoyingly condescending and assumption heavy. It's my opinion, you don't have to get an attitude about it.
But we're talking about a phenomenon which is quantifiable in a few different ways. I simply don't see how you can make a judgment about which city is or isn't gentrifying the most with a simple eye test. This issue really isn't in the realm of opinion.

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Charleston SC has always been a very genteel and wealthy city so I don't think gentrification would count there.
Charleston is a lot more than South of Broad; there are plenty of poor and middle-class areas in the city, although apparently less so as time goes on.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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But we're talking about a phenomenon which is quantifiable in a few different ways. I simply don't see how you can make a judgment about which city is or isn't gentrifying the most with a simple eye test. This issue really isn't in the realm of opinion.
I never said anything about a "simple eye test", and that's exactly what I meant about making assumptions. I've looked at more bar graphs than you think.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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I never said anything about a "simple eye test", and that's exactly what I meant about making assumptions. I've looked at more bar graphs than you think.
I didn't make any assumptions; I only went by what you yourself stated, which was:

I promise you Charleston overall is not tops. Half of downtown can't even be gentrified. Of course that's my opinion, but by what I've seen, first hand, across the south the last few years, it's not.
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