Gentrification research has long had a pivotal role in urban knowledge production. One of the consequences has been the emergence of a sizable quantity of literature pointing out the destructive processes and effects of gentrification. Yet the current terrain of gentrification research is not adequate for comprehensive understanding or to mitigate the negative outcomes of this phenomenon. This necessitates reflection upon a framework of gentrification research that is deficient in terms of context and alternative forms of the phenomenon. This article addresses this gap by exploring and critically reviewing studies and the application of the conceptualization of limited gentrification around the world. The aim was to determine shortcomings and tendencies in limited gentrification research with the goal of raising awareness about producing alternatives to pervasive gentrification and to make room for much-needed theoretical and conceptual contributions.