Checklists: Time to Score Your Neighborhood's Level of Gentrification

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Last week, a quiz from 1985 that purported to show how "upscale" your neighborhood has become provided a delightfully dated reminder ("Unisex Hair Salons" and "Travel Agencies," anyone?) of just how long gentrification has been lamented and bougie brunch spots have been laughed at. Figuring that our era of inexplicable "general stores," urban B&Bs, and ubiquitous Traders Joe nonetheless deserved an updated version, Curbed LA went ahead and put one together, and though it was made with Los Angeles in mind, it could be applied almost anywhere in America. Score your neighborhood below, and note if there isn't yet a High-Line-style park nearby, there probably will be soon:

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· Take the Quiz: How Gentrified Is Your Neighborhood? [Curbed LA]
· 1985 Gentrification Quiz Predicted Your Favorite Cupcake Shop [Curbed National]

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