Wall Street Journal: Oak Cliff is ‘next hot neighborhood’

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Oak Cliff is not perfect, and we love it that way.

The Wall Street Journal called out Oak Cliff in a story about identifying “the next hot neighborhood.”

The story points to the Bishop Arts District, Dude Sweet Chocolate and the recent relocation of one Twitter-famous Jon Daniel as examples of our neighborhood’s gentrification.

The story is about how to tell when a neighborhood is “primed to take off.” It also lists the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles and West Nashville as places where gentrification is taking hold and fast.

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The last time Oak Cliff made a national real estate story was in March 2011 when This Old House magazine wrote that a “Tudor with a custom kitchen sold for $225,000,” and “First-time buyers can find smaller, move-in-ready cottages and bungalows starting at $100,000.” Oh, the difference a couple of years makes. Now it is hard to find any renovated house on the North Oak Cliff market for under $200,000.

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