The Onion (a publication not intended for readers under 18 ) has had some funny articles on gentrification:

“Sometimes I Feel Like I’m The Only One Trying To Gentrify This Neighborhood” is an article written from the point of view of someone who has recently moved into an ethnic community and who wants to attract people of his own demographic to the neighborhood — by rendering it completely unrecognizable.


Report: Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization is a great re-imagining of the classic narrative of upper-middle class populations entering a low-income area. It describes a situation where the incredibly rich (like 18th-century-dukes-and-duchesses-rich) move into already gentrified neighborhoods.