n. The rebuilding and upgrading that occurs when exceptionally wealthy people move into an already well-off or middle-class area.
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Postcode 94027 is now undergoing something of a "super-gentrification", where an entirely new strata of super-rich are taking over already affluent areas.
—Julie Ensor, “The sleepy American suburb turned super-rich playground,” The Telegraph (London), October 11, 2014
Exploding London property prices have created a new phenomenon of "super-gentrification" that forces "ordinary" middle-class residents out of newly smart neighbourhoods, a report claims today.
—Jonathan Prynn, “New wave of rich home buyers are pushing out the middle classes,” London Evening Standard, October 04, 2013
1995 (earliest)
The super-gentrification process that forms the heart of the frontier myth in classic Westerns like Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946) — still the most cinematically if not historically satisfying version of the Earp myth — plays no real ideological part in Wyatt Earp.
—Pat Dowell, “The mythology of the Western: Hollywood perspectives on race and gender in the Nineties,” Cineaste, January 01, 1995
The word gentrification — "the rebuilding and renewal that occurs when well-off or middle-class people move into a rundown area" — dates to around 1973.
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