Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on April 28th, 2002, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Another excellent editorial posted by Chris Dewolf at his webzine (a fantastic, regularly updated and well-presented site on urban topics). He links to several articles that discuss how gentrification starts in downtrodden areas, become resurrected as trendy artistic areas and then eventually become too popular with pretty much everyone. “Cities such as San Francisco and Boston are now among the most expensive in the United States; neighbourhoods that were once derided as ghettoes, such as Boston’s South End, are now among the priciest in the nation”. Similarly, I caught a recent article in EnRoute magazine ranking Canada’s top ten neighbourhoods (Queen’s West in Toronto is #1 and the Plateau in Montreal is #2). Can’t help but wonder what this mainstream press will do to real estate values in these featured areas.

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