Ghetto in the capital is inevitable: what areas will be on national enclaves


Гетто в столице неизбежно: какие районы придутся на национальные анклавы

Moscow is traditionally considered the best Russian city to live in. To buy an apartment in the capital – what could be better for the ordinary citizen? However, experts warn not the fact that acquiring a cozy nest, you will find yourself in the same cozy neighborhood.

The renovation programme could lead to an erosion of the already established national enclaves. However, as the experts found out that this does not happen for many years. Not going to happen in the foreseeable future. At risk – Metrogorodok and Golyanovo (East district), textile and Kapotnya (South-East), Biryulyovo Vostochnoye and Biryulyovo Zapadnoye (South of Moscow).

Experts estimate that the average exposition term at secondary housing market – 90 days – 17% more than the similar index of this segment (75 days). The discrepancy in figures can be explained by the unpopularity of these areas, buyers of second homes, as well as the powerful competition among sellers. At the same time on the primary real estate market in most budget “samotnych” locations of sales in new buildings are better than in areas within the ring road, mainly due to the lower cost of housing.

The budget suburban area of the capital within the Moscow ring road became Biryulyovo Zapadnoye. Average cost of 1 sq m on the secondary housing market here is 118,8 thousand roubles. “Among Moscow districts located beyond the borders of the Moscow ring road, first place on the lowest average cost of 1 sq. m on the “secondary market” is Vnukovo – 101,2 thousand.

According to experts of the company, the budget of some of the most marginal locations in Moscow, located in Moscow (and often also characterized by adverse environmental conditions due to the presence of industrial enterprises), there are plans eventually to move into the category areas according to the type of ghetto where a significant portion of the population will consist of migrants.

– There is a risk that Moscow in the future will be divided into prestige, status, and run-down areas, gravitating to ghettoization – figuratively speaking, as in any class of any school is divided into honors, b and the losers, talks about trends the Director of the Department of the secondary market of INCOM-Nedvizhimost Sergey Shloma. – According to our observations, the mass resettlement of the “foreigners” historically began from the South-East of Moscow. Then this process gradually spread to the South and to the East and North-East. Among the most located to ghettoization locations in the Southeast district can be selected (historical, not administrative) district of Karacharovo, the district Tekstilshchiki, Moscow, Kapotnya, the so-called Old Mar’ino, in the southern district of Biryulyovo Vostochnoye and Biryulyovo Zapadnoye, in the Eastern district Metrogorodok and Gol’yanovo. You can refer to some separate area with cheap apartments, located in the North of the capital: for example, Korovinskoe highway (slang for realtors – “Mumu-straße”) and the adjacent Redwood street. Usually the main attraction for migrants are formed owing to several key factors. First, they often settle near work places, i.e. in areas where there are flea or food markets. Secondly, on a separate territory could be formed a kind of fraternity, where lives a certain number of people of a certain nationality (due to including low cost housing). The rest of the newcomers tend to settle closer to him. The process of ghettoisation can be influenced by the unwillingness of Muscovites to move to these areas and perhaps even the outflow of these places in the future.”

However, the implementation of the renovation program (note that in the mentioned in the rankings of areas for demolition designed a significant number of buildings), according to the expert, will not lead to a complete blurring of the boundaries of the conditional ghetto area. The reason is that the residents of demolished houses, as planned, when you move left to live there, and the new structure will be built on site or near the demolished objects. In addition, housing in houses built in the most outlying areas of the budget, the obvious way is to treat not the highest price category (a maximum – comfort class), so it will continue to be in demand among the poorest segments of the population.


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