bits wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:53 pm
Brompton wasn't the nicest place to live at one stage. Through urban renewal, and time, it's image has changed.
Isnt it just a construction site where one day some people may rent small apartments?
Actually I am thinking of Bowden.
Brompton is that weird Hawker Street, a hotel that wants to double the price of meals if staff are paid fairly and a bunch of units.
Brompton was a rough area before the developers moved in. Parts still are. But overall it's more pleasant. Attracts a hefty price tag too, especially the housing on the former pits.
Brompton isn't associated with its past. Remember the bikie club room that got blown up? It was in Brompton. That was kind of the peak in problems of the 1990's towards the end of the decade.
Now it's almost exclusively yuppies and their lattes.
A bit further north west, in the Westwood development, those suburbs were all meant to be renamed to Westwood.
Ferryden Park, also known as Feral Park, has turned out pretty nice, with the exception of the odd trust house that wasn't knocked over and rebuilt or sold off for redevelopment.
Some may still call it feral park, but they also couldn't afford to buy the average house in the suburb now.
Don't always need to change a suburbs name to change it's image or perceptions of it.