When I lived in Nashville, my house was just past the carpark in the background there. When I sold the house, I was told the new buyer was going to just fix it up a bit. 6 months later, on a trip to the area, I stopped byu and found he'd bulldozed the house and put up 2 multi-family apartments. Many of the other houses (all affordable in that area) have also been treated the same, as well as some high-rise condos just down the street (selling for, last I checked,$350k minimum), so, yeah, it was a nice neighbourhood (though, as with any urban neighbourhood, it DID have the occasional issue) and the people who lived there were lovely people. I left for a job elsewhere, but what I've seen and heard from friends, the neighbourhood is disintegrating because of these real estate developers, gentrification, and new-money slimebags.