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Old 03-26-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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The areas around the Fort Totten metro station would also qualify in this distinction. This isn't to say they WON'T someday get more investment and perhaps that process is already starting.
Starting now

DCmud - The Urban Real Estate Digest of Washington DC: Ft. Totten on the Rise

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Must you mischaracterize the posts of anyone who happens not to fully share your prognosis of the even-onward upward trajectory of every pocket of DC?
this was posted in June 2011. Interesting.

Its quite possible some pockets will never gentrify but in the 9 months since this thread was last discussed, the onward upward trajectory has continued. Just sayin'

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I know a good number of people who bought in Anacostia, too. Everybody keeps saying it's going to be the next hot thing, but I don't see anything attractive about it right now. The river development might make it more interesting, but other than that, what's the appeal? If I were going to buy in the middle of the hardcore ghetto, I'd move to Trinidad before Anacostia.
1.Proximity to the blossoming near SE area, which has major employment concentrations and where housing is now very pricey and where amenities are present (ballpark) and growing. One metro stop, or a short bus ride or bike ride away.

2. Proximity to downtown/Capitol Hill. 3 metro stops to L'Enfant, 4 to Archives Navy Memorial. relatively short bike ride to the Hill?

3. Homeland Security moving in nearby.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: USA
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sometimes that word gentrify offends me,
as if people have something against
working class black built neighborhoods.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Homeland Security isn't going to change much outside a few blocks right outside the compound, I bet.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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sometimes that word gentrify offends me,
as if people have something against
working class black built neighborhoods.
"Working class black built neighborhoods?" Sounds as ridiculous as that movement that was trying to replace "ebonics" with "African American Vernacular English".
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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^ lol that's good to know
how you feel.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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I agree that, for all of the talk about Anacostia being a good deal, gentrifying, etc., there is very little in the form of actual gentrification, in either the commercial or residential forms. The former is especially true on the New Hope and King corridors.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Gentrification is directly related to access to good public transportation and proximity to other gentrifying or gentrified neighborhoods. As a result, the last neighborhoods to gentrify will be those that are furthest away from good public transportation and areas currently in the process or recently done with the process of gentrification.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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I don't see anybody gentrifying anything on bladsenburg road.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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pallisades; embassy row; kalorama heights.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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I don't see anybody gentrifying anything on bladsenburg road.

this is already leasing up on Maryland just past the bladensburg rd and H street intersection

The Flats at Atlas District

For bladensburg rd itself, I'd give it two years, maybe?
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