Originally a word used to describe population changes in London, gentrification is now widely used to describe positive change in an area by way of modern cultural indicators such as coffee shops, restaurants and high-end supermarkets.
Research by GoCompare has identified the UK's most gentrified cities, ranked by criteria such as property price rises, council investment and salary increases.
According to the study, Cambridge is the most gentrified city in the UK. Its council has invested more money per person for housing, planning and cultural advances than most regions in the UK.
Aberdeen comes in second thanks to a huge increase in average salaries in recent years as well as solid cultural investment.
London is third thanks to staggering property price rises, while the top five is made up by Reading - which boasts an impressive array of shops and services - and Portsmouth where salary increases have been impressive since 2010.
Other cities which perform strongly when it comes to gentrification are Brighton, Oxford, Manchester, Preston and Bristol.