DC’s Boom

June 18, 2013

Columbia Heights, Brookland, Anacostia, Marshall Heights, and 14 other neighborhoods spread across D.C. can be considered gentrifying, according to a recent paper filed with a city tax review board. The report lists 18 parts of the District where the median property value was below the citywide average in 2001, and above it in 2010. The report, which was first reported by Washington Business Journal, suggests that gentrification is not necessarily tied to shifts in the city’s racial makeup. While D.C. writ large is indeed getting whiter, according to Census Bureau data released last week, many of the neighborhoods included in the gentrification report were overwhelmingly black a decade ago, and remain so today. (dcist)

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