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View Poll Results: Most gentrified city
Atlanta 2 2.53%
Baltimore 2 2.53%
Boston 3 3.80%
Chicago 8 10.13%
Cleveland 3 3.80%
Dallas 1 1.27%
Denver 2 2.53%
Houston 0 0%
LA 7 8.86%
Miami 1 1.27%
New Orleans 5 6.33%
New York 13 16.46%
Philadelphia 23 29.11%
Pittsburgh 7 8.86%
San Francisco 6 7.59%
Seattle 4 5.06%
Washington, DC 32 40.51%
Other 5 6.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:12 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Any more pics of gentrified neighborhoods (Baltimore was awesome)?
Here's a good juxtaposition
Bolton Hill:



Meanwhile, a few blocks away in Reservoir Hill:





Mt Vernon:



Few blocks east:

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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feel threatened? by what? are you suggesting everyone leaving the inner city is a thug?
There are threats other than from "thugs".
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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There are threats other than from "thugs".
Like what? I'm still interested to know what you meant by your "justified" comment.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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Dude, how much of Baltimore has gentrified itself like this?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Based upon information gleaned from reputable sources, I'd have to go with Pittsburgh.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:18 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Default Philadelphia

I am not an expert on the other cities, although I know the forces of gentrification are going strong in Baltimore and Washington, DC ... but I live in Philadelphia and I see an astonishing transformation of many neighborhoods in The City Of Brotherly Love.

I bought my house in 2000 and I think I grabbed it just under the wire before the home prices started to skyrocket here in my West Philly neighborhood. My house has - conservatively! - tripled in value in just a dozen years. Everywhere trendy shops, exotic ethnic restaurants, pricy cafes, even fancy "historic" street lamps are going up.

There is a reference to West Philly in "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" ... well ...

Welcome to West Philly!






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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Beautiful photos of West Philly. But there's plenty of not so good parts of West Philly as well.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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Man, I'm seeing the gentrification trend has really taken place between DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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There is a reference to West Philly in "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" ... well ...

Welcome to West Philly!
Wow, that's 43rd and Baltimore? Just a few years ago that was definitely sketchy territory.

Please tell me you can still get knifed in Mantua :-)
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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Mantua is not so great still but a lot of Drexel students are moving up that way. I live at 47th Street. I know people looking at buying all the way up to 52nd Street near Baltimore Ave. Up until about 2000 the general rule for UPenn students was not to cross 40th Street. In fact, Clarke Park at 43rd Street was known for open air drug dealing as recently as ten years ago and was not somewhere you'd want to be especially after dark. Now, its an incredibly pleasant space. I'd invite anyone to come down and just walk through the park on a nice summer evening. Sometimes it seems like the whole neighborhood is there with their kids playing and having a good time.
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