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Old 02-13-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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How common is this across the country? Is it occurring in the area you live in?
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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No, but if history is any sign, Detroit is ripe for gentrification. All we need now are the trailblazing gays and starving artists to kick it off.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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No, but if history is any sign, Detroit is ripe for gentrification. All we need now are the trailblazing gays and starving artists to kick it off.
So true.....
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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yes im in miami.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: moving again
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It was very common in most major cities. I don't know anymore though
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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It was/is very common in alot of major US cities most notably Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, and Washington DC. Theres alot of other places where its happening too.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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It's a phenomenon known in some circles as "fill-in." Where empty-nesters don't have to worry about wretched inner-city schools anymore and move back into town where there are lots of cultural amenities and convenience.

Here's the thing. If the inner cities would somehow manage to fix their schools (Yes, I know, easier said than done), then a lot more people would live in the central cities.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: southern california
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yes so strange. when white people leave its white flight
when they move in its gentrification
fyi i am non white
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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yes so strange. when white people leave its white flight
when they move in its gentrification
fyi i am non white
You know, I've wondered about that. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario if ever I've heard one. If you flee crime and crappy schools for the suburbs, you're chicken. If you stay in the inner city and try to improve your area, you're a Yuppie. Neither is a complimentary term.

There was an interesting article on the phenomenon in the New York Times a few months back on this subject about whites population trends in the inner city beginning to reverse, and how resentful some minorities had gotten about it. I wish I had the article, but it described one school board meeting where the white parents started showing up en masse to previously unattended meetings and demanding better curricula, etc., and all the trouble it was causing.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I've seen a lot of it in cities like NYC, Boston, Seattle, and Baltimore. The good is that streets get cleaned up, crime goes down, parks and waterfronts get rebuilt, and business increases. The bad, housing and rents go sky high, mom and pop business' go under while trendy and expensive restuarants and boutiques spring up. Bars, taverns and diners get replaced with sushi bars and Starbucks. Neighborhoods lose their character as longtime residents get priced out.
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