Top Ten Ways To Recognize That Your Neighborhood Is Gentrifying

10.  You get calls from investors wanting to buy your property.

9.  The new people at the bus stop don’t make eye contact or speak/nod in acknowledgement.

8.  Historical preservation tour buses are becoming more and more common.

7.  Air BnB’s start popping up.

6.  Infrastructure starts getting fixed.

5.  Realtors in *really* fancy cars start prowling your block.

4.  Public spaces get beautified.

3.  The number of people wearing Birkenstocks skyrockets.

2.  People dress their dogs in t-shirts/outerwear/bandanas.

1.  The number of PBS reusable tote bags you see goes up, while the number of random weave hair you see in the street goes down.

 

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