It’s no secret that Garwood has been, and still is, evolving socioeconomically. In recent years the number of wealthier residents has jumped, according to census reports. In that same time historically blue collar workers have started to move out, some to find cheaper places to live, other following blue collar jobs out of the borough, and many times the state. In a recent blog entry Garwood’s Independent T.R.E.E (The Roving Eye and Ear) offered a take on the opposing forces created by gentrification. For any demographic wonk it’s a must read.
The article pits the interests of “group #1” “the blue collars that have been here for a long time, and are set in their ways” versus “group #2” “the newly moved in- younger office and white collars.”