Hindsight is always 20-20. You can look back and say “I wish I bought in” Soho 40 years ago or in Harlem 15 years ago or Bed-Stuy 8 years ago. Neighborhoods are constantly changing and transforming and various metrics are hypothesized as to be indicators of a pending transformation. Starbucks, farm to table restaurants or art galleries usually can indicate a transformation about to happen.
The NYT takes a look at four NYC neighborhoods that maybe worth getting into now before it’s too late. I agree with a couple of their recommendations and I would also add in the Bronx. It’s too close to Manhattan to not become extremely valuable in the next few years/decade. A lot of investors are already planting their stakes there.