Damn artists and hipsters. Every type of community seems to be under some sort of threat these days. Is mobility all we had hoped it would be?
Our community in Spring City has this same sort of problem and has been under such pressure for at least fifteen years. I'm sure there are many locals who would classify me as a "hipster" or "artist" type, and see me in the same light as the Hasids view their interlopers.
While the boom of the Nineties has been temporarily stalled, the blade of realestate speculation still hangs threateningly above our little town, at some time it will accellerate the de-communitiztation that the current climate of economic recession is causing.
Yet another unanswerable question from your rural pundit of obscure observation.