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Old 07-23-2022, 04:22 PM
 
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It seems as though Charles County may have superseded PG as the destination of choice for wealthy Black households. At least that's what I've heard from a friend, himself a native of PG County and moved to Charles.
The mistake is that people assume that is all of Charles county it's Waldorf. Yes I know Waldorf is Charles but with the building up of Brandywine it's more of a suburb of PG.
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Old 07-23-2022, 11:22 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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No doubt about it. Precluding something cataclysmic with regard to immigration policy Prince George's County will be Brown. The black middle class is leaving. In some of the single family home neighborhoods that were once occupied by one Black family per home, we now find Hispanic/Latino families or recent Hispanic/Latino immigrants overcrowding the homes - e.g., illegal basement apartments. Some of this is culture bound and some of this is by necessity because of the cost of real estate. This is a sea change. What remains to be seen is whether this influx of Hispanics will exercise any political power. We already see an increase in the number of Latinos running for office in the county. But we don't really yet have insight into whether the newly arrived immigrants are voting. All one has to do is read the service requests on PGC311.com for "Private Property Concerns" to see the culture shift resulting from Central American immigrants and the impact on the neighborhoods.

Observations include overcrowded single family homes driven by the Latino culture of embracing extended family members and housing immigrants looking for shelter in a very expensive real estate market. Some rental properties are being provided by Black residents whose home are paid off or whose mortgages are very low, providing rental house stock. Observations include bringing their culture with them to include selling food on the residential sidewalk, loud parties in the front yard into the night, multiple cars often parked in the yard/lawn, 10+ cars associated with one single family home. loud music outside blasting well into the night, children running around unattended in stores, growing corn in the front yard, grilling in the front yard, letting the grow high and weeds proliferate, running businesses out of a residence without any permits, mattresses in and out of the homes and left at the curb when somebody leaves. For middle class blacks in Prince George's this may be the tippling point. Too much of a culture change as neighborhoods begin to look like a third world country and middle class property values take a hit. Add to that an abysmal record of code enforcement and property standards in the county. I understand fully why middle class and wealthy blacks are leaving for Calvert County and Charles County and anywhere else.
To be fair there are, some Black American families, and West African families living in places like Lake Arbor or other subdivisions in the middle of the county, doing the same things I bolded. I used to chuckle at it, but it's probably not funny when I heard some long time natives complaining about the "Africans" in the neighborhood who don't cut their grass enough or take care of their lawn, were "bringing down the neighborhood". I think these are just more related to an overall changing environment period and growing pains whenever a new influx of people move to a particular neighborhood.

Also things are shifting and people are moving around yes, but PG is still growing a lot as a county and is soon to hit 1 million people. The county is not on a decline. There's a lot of people still moving in, and leaving either other metro areas to come live here, or from different parts of the DMV because housing is cheaper. The upper level of wealthy Blacks in the county has not gone down, right now as we speak there's new $400-600k townhome developments going up, and new McMansions being built across the county.
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Old 07-25-2022, 01:17 PM
 
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To be fair there are, some Black American families, and West African families living in places like Lake Arbor or other subdivisions in the middle of the county, doing the same things I bolded. I used to chuckle at it, but it's probably not funny when I heard some long time natives complaining about the "Africans" in the neighborhood who don't cut their grass enough or take care of their lawn, were "bringing down the neighborhood". I think these are just more related to an overall changing environment period and growing pains whenever a new influx of people move to a particular neighborhood.

Also things are shifting and people are moving around yes, but PG is still growing a lot as a county and is soon to hit 1 million people. The county is not on a decline. There's a lot of people still moving in, and leaving either other metro areas to come live here, or from different parts of the DMV because housing is cheaper. The upper level of wealthy Blacks in the county has not gone down, right now as we speak there's new $400-600k townhome developments going up, and new McMansions being built across the county.
Also funny that some of the middle class Black resident in PGC moved there to begin with just b/c of the "lower class" people basically just hanging around doing no good and don't care about the neighborhood at all...

But yes, demographic shifts all the time and PGC is no different. South Central LA for example is unrecognizable from the riot days with all the Hispanic immigrants moving to that area.
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