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Old 12-22-2017, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Ok so I just saw a CBS KCAL 9 news story on how Compton is the new hottest neighborhood in L.A? Is this true? If so that would be amazing, because I know that Compton has always had a BAD gang reputation. Just curious and if so where those gangs have shifted too?
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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Compton, Inglewood and South Central are hot markets. Gangs haven't gone anywhere yet but that's just how crazy this housing market it. Young professionals are willing to spend $700k on a fixer upper in a historic gang neighborhood because of geographic location
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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Compton, Inglewood and South Central are hot markets. Gangs haven't gone anywhere yet but that's just how crazy this housing market it. Young professionals are willing to spend $700k on a fixer upper in a historic gang neighborhood because of geographic location

Wow, do you know what parts are starting to turn first? Like what sections, to me that is just CRAZY.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:35 PM
 
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Wow, do you know what parts are starting to turn first? Like what sections, to me that is just CRAZY.
Inglewood because of the new NFL stadium/complex. Then South Central. I personally haven't heard much about Compton yet so I'd say that's third
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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Ok so I just saw a CBS KCAL 9 news story on how Compton is the new hottest neighborhood in L.A? Is this true? If so that would be amazing, because I know that Compton has always had a BAD gang reputation. Just curious and if so where those gangs have shifted too?
Its only hot if you are a minority (black or latino). Compton is NEVER going to be a "hot" housing market. Just too much crime and bad schools.

This is one of those instances where the News Director, acting on polite request from the mayor city council member to "...... please please please do a positive story on Compton (and other undesirable areas) so we can make people think they are desirable and/or upcoming."
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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I wanna move to Compton so I can say that I came straight outta there everytime I leave town..
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The Mayor of Compton came out years ago saying she was going to make it the next Brooklyn.

As Ryansms said above , in this crazy hot market every neighborhood is being billed as up and coming .

I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Watts is going to be the next "hot neighborhood "

During the next downturn these places will be the ones that will dip most just like last time unless there is really something fundamentally improving .

People seem to forget that South L.A , Compton etc dropped in like half last time .

While more prime areas didn't get hurt nearly as bad .

People aren't going to be as impressed by a football stadium or a new subway stop next downturn believe me .
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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The Mayor of Compton came out years ago saying she was going to make it the next Brooklyn.

As Ryansms said above , in this crazy hot market every neighborhood is being billed as up and coming .

I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Watts is going to be the next "hot neighborhood "

During the next downturn these places will be the ones that will dip most just like last time unless there is really something fundamentally improving .

People seem to forget that South L.A , Compton etc dropped in like half last time .

While more prime areas didn't get hurt nearly as bad .

People aren't going to be as impressed by a football stadium or a new subway stop next downturn believe me .
IDK about the stadium. But if I need to be somewhere and just need to take the train to get there. I'm sold.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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The Mayor of Compton came out years ago saying she was going to make it the next Brooklyn.

As Ryansms said above , in this crazy hot market every neighborhood is being billed as up and coming .

I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Watts is going to be the next "hot neighborhood "

During the next downturn these places will be the ones that will dip most just like last time unless there is really something fundamentally improving .

People seem to forget that South L.A , Compton etc dropped in like half last time .

While more prime areas didn't get hurt nearly as bad .

People aren't going to be as impressed by a football stadium or a new subway stop next downturn believe me .
If proximity to stadiums always improved neighborhoods, why did Echo Park go into an almost 40 year tailspin after Dodger Stadium was built? Has Yankee Stadium helped the South Bronx? Has Oakland Coliseum helped the Coliseum neighborhood?

Subway stops do tend to improve neighborhoods, but proximity to stadiums doesn't.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:31 PM
 
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Inglewood is on the upswing, not many whites FWIW, but it's gotten much nicer.

The "hot" neighborhoods are the neighborhoods that were always nice, closer to Ladera and Westchester.
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