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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 02-06-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Many aren't forced. Many move to inner-ring suburbs.

My friend grew up in the lower-middle area with the Christmas lights above. Her dad has lived within two blocks of the place he was born for 60 years. Same for her mom.

Its gentrification is nearing completion, in many ways. For instance, the diner on the corner became a place that serves ostrich.

Prices have gone rather hyperbolic (by Baltimore standards) in the area. So her folks sold their house for more than they ever dreamed and moved to an inner-ring suburb. So they were not forced.

BTW if you want to see this neighborhood at the early stages of gentrification, rent John Waters' "Pecker." For other Waters commentary on Baltimore gentrification check out "A Dirty Shame."
A lot of closer in suburbs like Catonsville, Dundalk, and Middle River/Rosedale have seen a noticable decline in recent years with the influx of ghetto people moving out, and I think if the Red Line is built that will further the ghetto influx into Baltimore County. The ghetto influx has already destroyed Randallstown for example. Also in eastern Baltimore County many are concerned about the proximity to Highlandtown and the massive illegal alien population there that will only increase witth the passage of the Maryland illegal alien Dream Act and Obama's amnesty programs. Illegal immigration and the possibly of illegal aliens moving into our American communities is a VERY serious concern.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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The gentrification of DC has only pushed crime and poverty into the suburbs, mostly into Maryland, less so into Virginia due to Virginia's more conservative politics and less generous welfare and benefits and less tolerance for illegal immigration.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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The gentrification of DC has only pushed crime and poverty into the suburbs, mostly into Maryland, less so into Virginia due to Virginia's more conservative politics and less generous welfare and benefits and less tolerance for illegal immigration.

except crime in Md, even in PG which has gotten the most people from DC, hasnt gone up all that much (and in recent years has decreased).

As for why they move to Md, PG is adjacent to the mostly black parts of DC, and has historically received black migrants from DC, including affluent ones.

However NoVa definitely also gets blacks moving out of DC - especially Prince William and Stafford Counties.

There are plenty of illegal immigrants in NoVa, who of course come directly from their countries of origin, not from DC, which never had all that many illegal immigrants.
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