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Old 01-31-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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According to Gawker, City Heights is headed for hipness

This Is the Williamsburg of Your City: A Map of Hip America
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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Interesting article!

But they have it wrong. The next hip-hood is Normal Heights. I could also say that of South Park, but I think South Park may have already transitioned to full hip-ness.

Now after giving this further thought, North Park and South Park are the hip-hoods. Normal Heights is on the cusp of full blown hip-ness. Normal Heights has the benefit of a reasonable supply of older, historic homes which appeal to the sensibilities of the hip, coupled with a plentiful supply of cheap, disgusting Huffman style rental apartments that actually match the economic resources of struggling hipsters.

El Cajon Boulevard is a lot like East Village. The building stock in both areas is currently incompatible with hipness and will mostly have to be rebuilt, and new construction is by definition un-hip.

Kensington will never be trendy/hip in the way the article describes. It never went downhill enough that it needed to rebound. Though I suppose, southern Kensington could have a bit of a hipster renaissance.



I think University Heights never got
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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Funny sdurbanite. I also noticed that article yesterday.....
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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Interesting article!

But they have it wrong. The next hip-hood is Normal Heights. I could also say that of South Park, but I think South Park may have already transitioned to full hip-ness.

Now after giving this further thought, North Park and South Park are the hip-hoods. Normal Heights is on the cusp of full blown hip-ness. Normal Heights has the benefit of a reasonable supply of older, historic homes which appeal to the sensibilities of the hip, coupled with a plentiful supply of cheap, disgusting Huffman style rental apartments that actually match the economic resources of struggling hipsters.

El Cajon Boulevard is a lot like East Village. The building stock in both areas is currently incompatible with hipness and will mostly have to be rebuilt, and new construction is by definition un-hip.

Kensington will never be trendy/hip in the way the article describes. It never went downhill enough that it needed to rebound. Though I suppose, southern Kensington could have a bit of a hipster renaissance.



I think University Heights never got
kettlepot, I would agree with you and it does seem that there were votes for it seen here within the article. The pool of total votes within 24 hours was slim.

A Spreadsheet of Hip America

Thanks for sharing sdurbanite!

You have been warned.... when walking along ECB

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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To Many immigrants and poor people in City Heights for this to ever happen. For Geneification to occur, you need a place to put your lower middle class, immigrants and poor.
San Diego county is only so Big
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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To Many immigrants and poor people in City Heights for this to ever happen. For Geneification to occur, you need a place to put your lower middle class, immigrants and poor.
San Diego county is only so Big
This is true.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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To Many immigrants and poor people in City Heights for this to ever happen. For Geneification to occur, you need a place to put your lower middle class, immigrants and poor.
San Diego county is only so Big
Dude don't bring reality into this...San Diego is 'different'
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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The next North Park needs to have some proximity to a neighborhood that is already nice or solidly on the upswing.

Technically, western City Heights has proximity to North Park, but the barrier of the 805 and the gap created in the street scape is enough to halt the eastern spread of improvement.

On the other hand, while Normal Heights is separated by 805 from northern North Park, the gap isn't as wide. Neither is the gap created by the 15 separating it from Kensington. Therefore, Normal Heights is bracketed by an improving area and an existing good area which is making it a pretty hot commodity.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Dude don't bring reality into this...San Diego is 'different'
sorry guys
Proceed

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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I could also say that of South Park, but I think South Park may have already transitioned to full hip-ness.
Isn't South Park too "nice" these days to be considered hip anymore? What about Golden Hill? I went to the Golden Hill Street Fair last year and I swear it was like being in Williamsburg.

Golden Hill Street Fair : Golden Hill Community Development Corporation

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Normal Heights is on the cusp of full blown hip-ness. Normal Heights has the benefit of a reasonable supply of older, historic homes which appeal to the sensibilities of the hip, coupled with a plentiful supply of cheap, disgusting Huffman style rental apartments that actually match the economic resources of struggling hipsters.
Well said. Hipsters are the ones who actually live in those Huffmans/dingbats. And let's not forget the Polite Provisions was named 2014 Cocktail Bar of the Year by Imbibe Magazine - Erick Castro of Polite Provisions

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El Cajon Boulevard is a lot like East Village. The building stock in both areas is currently incompatible with hipness and will mostly have to be rebuilt, and new construction is by definition un-hip.
I look forward to the day when ECB gentrifies, particularly the section from Park Blvd. to the 805. Would be great to see mid-rises line the Blvd, as well as dedicated bikes lanes all the way thru City Heights!

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Kensington will never be trendy/hip in the way the article describes. It never went downhill enough that it needed to rebound. Though I suppose, southern Kensington could have a bit of a hipster renaissance.
As a resident, I can honestly say that hip and Kensington will never go together LOL! And while I'm excited to be getting more infill, its design is anything but hip, unlike the North Parker in North Park. At least the entire first floor will be retail!




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