Gentrify Website

Gentrify Website

Lily Gahagan
Oct 30, 2008

There's a fear in many city dwellers' hearts that starts to creep in sometime after you've gotten rid of your old futon. When you're starting to appreciate the finer things in life, like, say, a mattress that's not on the floor, or a wine bar near instead of a dive (some nights, at least). It's the fear that you may, possibly, be getting a bit yuppified. Embrace your inner shame (in the privacy of your own home, of course) with Gentrify.

The new website pinpoints all available Craigslist apartments on a Gmap of the city. On the left-hand side of the screen you can narrow your search within the typical fields (price, neighborhoods), and also by more yuppy friendly criteria, such as nearby yoga studios, cheese stores, dog walkers and creperies (ha). Once you've narrowed your search, you can click on a house and get more details, including the original Craigslist post as well as the gentrification percentage (no explanation for how that's equated), and snippets from Yelp reviews of nearby businesses. All in all it's a handy site for attempting to upgrade your environment, no matter how covertly you'd like to do it.

Via: Thrillist

Image: danielchalef

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