Gentrification: D.C. Is No Longer Chocolate City

Gentrification is more than just new apartments or the addition of a Starbucks in an underdeveloped neighborhood. It is the influx of richer, and sometimes whiter, people to an existing urban or underdeveloped area.This phenomenon is taking place in select regions, specifically urban areas across the nation. Gentrification not only changes the culture and character of a neighborhood but can play a role in increases in rents and property values. In Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, gentrification is happening  rapidly and the effects are something to take note of.

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