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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 01-27-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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A lot of cities have undergone significant gentrification the past 5 years. In your opinion, which neighborhoods (in those cities) look totally different than they did in '07-08? Pictures welcomed ...
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Philadelphia.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Philadelphia.
My first thought and vote as well.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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DC, Philadelphia and I want to say New Orleans.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Based on what I've read/heard about, I'd say Philly, DC, and LA.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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DC has gentrified much more than Philadelphia. Around 2000, you could buy a rowhouse within 3-5 minutes walking distance of the Potomac Avenue Metro station for $40,000. My guess is that you'd pay a minimum of about $850,000 today to live in the same vicinity. And this is right near Potomac Gardens, which is (was) one of the District's most notorious housing projects. Columbia Heights used to be a crack haven not long ago, but you now have trendy diners opening up, hipster coffee shops and stroller mom mafias. And Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale, which still has signs prominently displayed on some streets reading, "IF YOU COME TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD TO SELL DRUGS, YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED," probably gentrified as fast if not faster than Fort Greene, Brooklyn. There was open air drug trafficking in the neighborhood as recent as 2004, but now you can grab a microbrew at Boundary Stone, an organic Chai at Big Bear Cafe, or see the Roots at the newly renovated Howard Theater.

That's a lot of change in just 8 or 9 years.

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and sections of Bed-Stuy are also gentrifying at a rapid rate. Gentrification has surged into Crown Heights and continues to push into Flatbush. The Brooklyn of Chris Rock and the Notorious B.I.G. is becoming more and more the borough of Caleb and Luca.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Yeah, it's definitely either DC or NYC. This is at the corner of 116th and Frederick Douglass. Just think about that. 116th and Frederick Douglass. Harlem. Harlem. I'm talking about HARLEM, man!


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Old 01-28-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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That was then: "Timbs for my hooligans in Brooklyn"


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This is now.


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How Gentrification is Effecting One Block in Bedford-Stuyvesant
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I don't see how Philly is anywhere close to what DC has done.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Based on what I've read/heard about, I'd say Philly, DC, and LA.
Seems like DC and Philly came back from further down than Los Angeles has, though those would be my top three.

NYC has continued to gentrify further and further out, but has been gentrifying for so long I am hesitant to put it in there. Not really fair to NYC because it certainly has a lot of neighborhoods that have come a long way in the last five years.
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