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Old 04-16-2018, 02:55 PM
 
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Is Compton considered a safe place? Has gentrification improved the area for working class people?
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:31 PM
 
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It's improved, but still not a super desirable area yet. Anything West of Crenshaw, South of Slauson has improved significantly over the past 10 years and will continue doing so. East of Crenshaw is still a bit dicey for me.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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It's improved, but still not a super desirable area yet. Anything West of Crenshaw, South of Slauson has improved significantly over the past 10 years and will continue doing so. East of Crenshaw is still a bit dicey for me.
West of Crenshaw? South of Slauson??

That's not even close to Compton....
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:14 PM
 
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West of Crenshaw? South of Slauson??

That's not even close to Compton....
Now days when people refer to Compton they are including all of South Central.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Now days when people refer to Compton they are including all of South Central.
That doesn’t make much sense though since Compton is its own city .

I don’t believe there is much gentrification there at least in the traditional sense.

I know crime is down since the 1990s but crime was higher in L.A back then in general . Prices have also gone up a lot of course .

There was a fluff piece a little while ago but it was mostly a fluff piece featuring a realtor that lives in the area and sells homes there .

He was saying now there is a Target and Best Buy ... but Im not sure most people would consider that gentrification .



This is the article
“L.A.’s newest housing hotspot is Compton. That’s where homes not too far from the beach are going for less than $400,000.

As KCAL9/CBS2’s Crystal Cruz reports, Compton is the new trendy city to make a buy.

“We walk every night to the park, bread store or look at Christmas lights. That’s a pretty one,” said broker Julio Ruiz.”

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/...ousing-market/
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Now days when people refer to Compton they are including all of South Central.
What people??

South Central and Compton have always been two distinct places...
Never have i heard that Compton now includes all of South Central..

I don't know much of gang mojo, but I think you can even get shot for saying something like that...
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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West of Crenshaw? South of Slauson??

That's not even close to Compton....
Yup, good point. I was thinking OP was asking about South Central, my bad
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:20 PM
 
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When you can wear red or blue and no longer need a Teflon vest along with an AK-47/AR-15 with hundreds of rounds of bullets, then Compton has improved. Same with South Central.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Many people assume areas have improved when prices go up but in L.A area
That’s not always the case .

If the general market goes up even the hood areas go up too.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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Now days when people refer to Compton they are including all of South Central.
They don't even call it South Central anymore. I've heard it called South L.A.. Whatever it's called it's not Compton.
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