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Old 03-27-2016, 04:35 PM
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I don't consider condos over $300,000, homes starting at $300,000, and 1br apts $1200 a month to be affordable for what the Pittsburgh economy has to offer.
Then why do they sell out so fast?


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There are only so many IT jobs.
IT aren't the only high-paying jobs.


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We now have these really great expensive neighborhoods next to poor, declining, and unsafe neighborhoods.
Gee, that sounds like virtually every other major American city, so it's more than likely not a Pittsburgh-specific problem.


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Affluent members of Gen X,Y, and Z aren't buying homes in run down neighborhoods and fixing them up so those areas continue to decline.
At least affluent younger people are buying, which means that Pittsburgh must doing something right, especially considering the mantra as recently as the early 2000s was that educated and upwardly-mobile young people were stumbling over each other trying to leave as fast as they could. And at least you acknowledge that they're buying, which gives me hope that you're not a typical anti-Pittsburgher who still believes they're "fleeing in droves."


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Gentrification has taken away the middle class neighborhoods. What option does the middle class have? Move out to the country and the census figures of the last two years support that.
No, gentrification begins in the blighted neighborhoods, not the middle-class ones. Since the late 1990s, the neighborhoods with large-scale gentrification include the Hill District, East Liberty, Lawrenceville, Larimer and the Central North Side. Of those neighborhoods, only Lawrenceville wasn't thoroughly blighted. And there are still plenty of middle-class neighborhoods that people aren't getting priced out of: Highland Park, Stanton Heights, Bloomfield, Regent Square, Greenfield, Brookline, Beechview, Brighton Heights, and more than likely a few others as well.
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