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The Cities That Are Gentrifying the Fastest

Gentrification, which has historically had both positive and negative connotations, can mean a number of things. Experts have narrowed the term down to three essential components: The original residents of an area are displaced, the physical condition of the neighborhood improves, and enough new residents move in to change the character of the neighborhood.

On the positive side, gentrification can lead to new, trendy shops, bars, and restaurants as well as a booming job market. Check out the infographic below to learn more about the top 10 U.S. cities that are gentrifying the fastest.

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