Gentrification in Gainesville is happening at a rapid and visually apparent pace.

 

Through 2016, The Fine Print ran a four-part series on gentrification in Gainesville. Since the series ended, the purchasing and restoration of property in low-income areas has continued at a rapid pace. People who have lived in historic neighborhoods like Porters Community for decades are being pushed further and further from the center of the city as rent prices soar. The architectural and social makeup of what used to be predominantly black neighborhoods is morphing as students from the University of Florida and young investors now occupy much of town. Neighborhoods like 5th Avenue to Pleasant Street and Porters Community near Depot Avenue are only some of the areas in Gainesville that feel the displacing effects of gentrification. •