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Natalia Gorska, 30, a lifelong resident, shares his concerns. "It worries me that in a few years, rent prices will drive out the culture as I know it," she lamented.

Leeman confirmed that real estate prices are steadily rising. "A shortage of inventory has made bidding wars and all-cash deals all too common," she said.

One-bedroom apartments typically rent for around $2,650, while condos fetch an average of $1,000 per square foot, according to Leeman.

Multifamily homes in the neighborhood sell for around $2.5 million, she added.

(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

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