bikes at night in Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights...
people may complain about "gentrification"
well... it is change, it is progress, it is capitalism
less crime, economic development, improvement in local services


hard for someone to complain and say that things were better as they were
fewer boarded up buildings
more residences and more businesses
more jobs
better schools

Columbia Heights is nearly unrecognizable from its state of 20 years ago

Metro train stop
multiple water parks with families gathered

the city once had grocery stores and corner stores
we needed the box stores and their low dollar options
previously we would leave the city to get toilet paper and other necessities
now... now we can purchase this stuff local

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