D.C. is known as one of the most rapidly-gentrifying cities in the U.S., and one of the best examples of that is what's become of Northwest 14th Street recently. This has resulted in an abundance of restaurants and residential buildings springing up, almost to the point that the area has begun to feel overcrowded. Later this month, a Trader Joe's will open just below 14th & U Street NW below the Louis residential complex, which will bring even more people to the area.

Sure, the area's redevelopment has brought many great new places to eat and live, but you can't help but feel a bit claustrophobic as a result of the "gentrification overdrive" at times.