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How Gentrified Is Your Town?

French bulldogs and independent coffee shops as far as the eye can see.

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  1. Tick off all the things your town has:

    A Starbucks
    Via 4028mdk09/ Wikie
    A Starbucks
    Via 4028mdk09/ Wikie
    An Apple store
    Via Jochen Teufel / commons.wikimedia.org
    An Apple store
    Via Jochen Teufel / commons.wikimedia.org
    An Urban Outfitters
    Via BrokenSphere / commons.wikimedia.org
    An Urban Outfitters
    Via BrokenSphere / commons.wikimedia.org
    A fancy sandwich shop
    Via Lara604 / commons.wikimedia.org
    A fancy sandwich shop
    Via Lara604 / commons.wikimedia.org
    An independent coffee shop
    Via Roger Price / Wikimedia Commons / commons.wikimedia.org
    An independent coffee shop
    Via Roger Price / Wikimedia Commons / commons.wikimedia.org
    A gourmet burger place
    Via Silver Diner / commons.wikimedia.org
    A gourmet burger place
    Via Silver Diner / commons.wikimedia.org
    Posh food trucks
    Via Monika M. Wahi / commons.wikimedia.org
    Posh food trucks
    Via Monika M. Wahi / commons.wikimedia.org
    A farmers market
    Via Allen Sheffield /Flickr: awsheffield
    A farmers market
    Via Allen Sheffield /Flickr: awsheffield
    A bar that serves drinks in mason jars
    Via Mike Mozart / Flickr: jeepersmedia
    A bar that serves drinks in mason jars
    Via Mike Mozart / Flickr: jeepersmedia
    A gastro pub
    Via Nigel Cox / geograph.org.uk
    A gastro pub
    Via Nigel Cox / geograph.org.uk
    A Whole Foods
    Via ChadPerez49 / commons.wikimedia.org
    A Whole Foods
    Via ChadPerez49 / commons.wikimedia.org
    A posh estate agents
    Via Ewan Munro / Flickr: 55935853@N00
    A posh estate agents
    Via Ewan Munro / Flickr: 55935853@N00
    A vintage shop
    Via Steven Depolo / Flickr: stevendepolo
    A vintage shop
    Via Steven Depolo / Flickr: stevendepolo
    A novelty crazy golf bar
    Via William Warby / Flickr: wwarby
    A novelty crazy golf bar
    Via William Warby / Flickr: wwarby
    An art gallery
    Via Maryland Pride / commons.wikimedia.org
    An art gallery
    Via Maryland Pride / commons.wikimedia.org
    A Kiehl's
    Via Mike Mozart / Flickr: jeepersmedia
    A Kiehl's
    Via Mike Mozart / Flickr: jeepersmedia
    Yoga classes
    Via Indian Yoga Association/ commons.wikimedia.org
    Yoga classes
    Via Indian Yoga Association/ commons.wikimedia.org
    Baby yoga classes
    Via Autumm / Flickr: autumm393
    Baby yoga classes
    Via Autumm / Flickr: autumm393
    An organic baby clothes shop
    Via Jhoen Gundult youtube.com
    An organic baby clothes shop
    Via Jhoen Gundult youtube.com
    French bulldogs
    Via tanakawho / Flickr: 28481088@N00
    French bulldogs
    Via tanakawho / Flickr: 28481088@N00
    Luxury apartments
    Via IHA / ihacom.co.uk
    Luxury apartments
    Via IHA / ihacom.co.uk
    Warehouse conversions
    Via Julian Osley / geograph.org.uk
    Warehouse conversions
    Via Julian Osley / geograph.org.uk
    A loose leaf tea shop
    Via Colin Smith / commons.wikimedia.org
    A loose leaf tea shop
    Via Colin Smith / commons.wikimedia.org
    A hipster pub
    Via Jorge Royan / en.wikipedia.org
    A hipster pub
    Via Jorge Royan / en.wikipedia.org
    An overpriced bike shop
    Via jamesrwilliamson / pixabay.com
    An overpriced bike shop
    Via jamesrwilliamson / pixabay.com
    A small plates restaurant
    Via Jess Lander / en.wikipedia.org
    A small plates restaurant
    Via Jess Lander / en.wikipedia.org
    A cocktail bar
    Via Achim Schleuning / commons.wikimedia.org
    A cocktail bar
    Via Achim Schleuning / commons.wikimedia.org
    A fancy bakery
    Via Pixabay / pexels.com
    A fancy bakery
    Via Pixabay / pexels.com
    A vegan restaurant
    Via Shpernik088 / commons.wikimedia.org
    A vegan restaurant
    Via Shpernik088 / commons.wikimedia.org
    An independent cinema
    Via Tarquin Binary /en.wikipedia.org
    An independent cinema
    Via Tarquin Binary /en.wikipedia.org
    A record shop
    Via Capitol Records / en.wikipedia.org
    A record shop
    Via Capitol Records / en.wikipedia.org
    A hipster barbers
    Via Paul_Neoclasic / Flickr: paul_neoclasic
    A hipster barbers
    Via Paul_Neoclasic / Flickr: paul_neoclasic
    A nice gym
    Via NACDublin / commons.wikimedia.org
    A nice gym
    Via NACDublin / commons.wikimedia.org
    A shop that sells quirky signs
    Via tlgboutique / ebay.co.uk
    A shop that sells quirky signs
    Via tlgboutique / ebay.co.uk
    Unaffordable housing
    Via Andy Beecroft / geograph.org.uk
    Unaffordable housing
    Via Andy Beecroft / geograph.org.uk

How Gentrified Is Your Town?

You probably still have affordable housing! Your neighbourhood might still be at a point where the library/public toilets/ fire station hasn't been bought up by developers to convert it into luxury apartments.

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You might have the odd trendy coffee shop or an independent cinema but your neighbourhood still retains some of its original charm*. *people that were actually born there and can afford to buy a house there.

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You've got your fair share of hipster gentrified businesses. There's a Starbucks but people probably feel guilty about going there over your local independent chain. You probably have one of those gift shops that doesn't really sell anything particularly useful, and a shop that sells really expensive baby clothes.

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It's very gentrified and probably unaffordable now to anyone who was born there. You can't move for independent coffee shops and vegan small plates restaurants. The people of your town would definitely petition against a Walmart / Asda trying to open there. All of your public toilets and other vital public services have probably been turned into cocktail bars/luxury housing.

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