Urban apartment living is a truly strange experience. Many of us spend the first 18 years of our lives in the same town on the same block in the same house. In many cities, you'll be lucky to afford to live in the same apartment for 18 months.
The situation repeats itself endlessly. Financially strapped college graduates can't afford to live in the same neighborhoods as their bosses and managers, so they strike out into low income neighborhoods. This attracts businesses, which attracts more tenants and forces rents to rise, until those who lived in the neighborhood for years prior are eventually forced out.
What are the signs (besides the fact that you moved there) that your neighborhood is being gentrified? What are the canaries in the coal mine that should let you know that you'd best think about getting that security deposit back? Here are 10 Signs Your Neighborhood is Becoming Gentrified.