When a bunch of stupid rich liberals
buy land near poor peoples' houses and build expensive houses and specialty restaurants. This forces the poor people out due to rising expenses.
Once gentrified, the once-affordable houses will become overpriced cafes
, specialty restaurants, high-end lofts, and even social justice
centers (no, not actual Social Justice, Social Justice Warriors
The neighborhoods usually become commercial centers (only for those who can afford ten dollar ice cream,) art
districts (only for people who like urinals
being passed off as art,) and gay neighborhoods (not for gays who got chased out of their houses by their homophobic
parents and are broke, but for ones that can afford to go to Gay Day at Disney World every year.)
They also have dumb abbreviated names (for example, a town called Greentown might call a gentrified neighborhood in their southwest "GreToSoWe.") Some think that gentrification only affects minority neighborhoods; not true, many gentrified neighborhoods are white or mixed race. Notable gentrified neighborhoods include SoHo, Darien Street, and Metro Atlanta. A notable fictional example is SoDoSoPa from South Park
Person 1: I love all the great new shopping districts here! Isn't it simply divine? Gentrification made this place so great!
Person 2: No, I hate it because the gentrification means I can't pay my rent and have to move to Compton.