Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Gentrification, from most recent to least.

Three Definitions of “Gentrification” Apply to Seven DC Census Tracts

Three Definitions of “Gentrification” Apply to Seven DC Census Tracts

Nena Perry-Brown | May 13th 2019

Although not all studies agree on the definition of gentrification, a new tool compares three measures of the term over the last four decades. ... read »

The DC Neighborhoods Where White Homebuyers’ Income is Double That of Existing Residents

The DC Neighborhoods Where White Homebuyers’ Income is Double That of Existing Residents

Nena Perry-Brown | April 29th 2019

The latest analysis of gentrification nationwide shows the difference in income between new homebuyers and those who already resided in a given area. ... read »

The Severity of Displacement in DC: By the Numbers

The Severity of Displacement in DC: By the Numbers

Nena Perry-Brown | April 15th 2019

A recent study offers more numbers to back up the assertion that DC experienced the most intense gentrification and displacement nationwide. ... read »

Young, But Not Wealthy: A Look at Who is Renting DC’s New Apartments

Young, But Not Wealthy: A Look at Who is Renting DC’s New Apartments

Nena Perry-Brown | May 17th 2018

A new analysis from District, Measured examines how youthification may have been a catalyst for the growth of DC's luxury rental market. ... read »

How Housing, Schools and the City Work Together

How Housing, Schools and the City Work Together

Shilpi Paul | April 2nd 2013 | 1 Comment

On Monday night, a developer, a former director of the DC Office of Planning, a charter school founder and a columnist sat on a panel to discuss... read »

Gentrification in DC: Five Takeaways From a Recent Forum

Gentrification in DC: Five Takeaways From a Recent Forum

Shilpi Paul | October 3rd 2012 | 5 Comments

On Thursday night, Tabaq bistro was packed with residents eager to hear the the thoughts of the speakers on the DC Humanities Council's latest panel... read »

Be a Good Neighbor, Make Eye Contact

Be a Good Neighbor, Make Eye Contact

Shilpi Paul | June 4th 2012 | 2 Comments

A recent piece in The Atlantic Cities examines the impact that eye contact (or lack thereof) can have on fostering neighborliness in a community. ... read »

Busboys Will Open In Anacostia, But When?

Busboys Will Open In Anacostia, But When?

Shilpi Paul | May 23rd 2012 | 5 Comments

Last night, River East Emerging Leaders brought a panel of DC restaurateurs to Historic Anacostia to talk about how to break into the restaurant... read »

The Cat in the Hat: U Street Circa 2000

The Cat in the Hat: U Street Circa 2000

Mark Wellborn | March 18th 2011 | 3 Comments

The landscape of the U Street Corridor has changed significantly in the past decade. To better understand that change, UrbanTurf spoke with the land... read »

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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