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Is Over-the-Rhine one of America’s fastest gentrifying neighborhoods?

Is Over-the-Rhine one of America’s fastest gentrifying neighborhoods?.

Local news outlets and engaged individuals have been asking about the impact Over-the-Rhine’s transformation has had on its existing residents and businesses. The question is about gentrification and the displacement it can cause. But where are the fastest gentrifying neighborhoods in America? More from The Atlantic:

They’re pretty much all located in the hearts of their cities’ downtowns. These are parts of cities that have seen increased attention from housing developers and both renters and buyers in recent years. With more housing now available in downtowns, their populations are increasing.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.