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Old 01-29-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Are those pics really from the SWB area? I thought it was just a poor coal mining area. Now those pics look like something out of Chester County or the Main Line!
You're forgetting the affluent NY/NJ transplants are moving here in droves now. They can sell their $600,000 homes in, per se, Sparta, NJ and then purchase a much larger home on a larger lot in NEPA for $300,000. There's a reason why the NEPA sub-forum is by far the most popular on the PA forum now, and it's not only because of my big fat yap! LOL!
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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In more ways than one! The pic loading takes forever!
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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You're forgetting the affluent NY/NJ transplants are moving here in droves now. They can sell their $600,000 homes in, per se, Sparta, NJ and then purchase a much larger home on a larger lot in NEPA for $300,000.
Oh I knew they were moving here years ago...heck I was even one of them
But those pics just do not look like much of the NEPA I've seen,I kept hearing alot about 'sinkholes' years ago and houses falling into them there.
Obviously they seem to have found better land to build on now...
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Oh I knew they were moving here years ago...heck I was even one of them
But those pics just do not look like much of the NEPA I've seen,I kept hearing alot about 'sinkholes' years ago and houses falling into them there.
Obviously they seem to have found better land to build on now...
Well our area is like most others in the rest of the nation. Our cities (outside of the Historic Districts I photographed) have largely sub-par housing bases while the suburbs have become extraordinarily affluent. Interestingly enough though that last mansion I photographed is right in the heart of the city of Pittston while all of the others are in the 'burbs.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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There's an odd mix of housing styles in my neighborhood, McGinley Square in Jersey City. We're not in the ritzy, flashy waterfront or quaint historic downtown districts. It's a quieter old neighborhood where many families have been here for decades.

Streets lined with large old houses:


Stately Victorians:


Cute little houses. These look like carriage houses of some type:


Grand brick rowhouses:




Not-so-grand rowhouses:


Cute little front porches:


This one wins the fire safety award:


Brick apartment buildings:


Art deco medical center, converted to condos:
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Interestingly enough though that last mansion I photographed is right in the heart of the city of Pittston while all of the others are in the 'burbs.
Mansion? In Pittston? Don't know if you remember me telling you Pittston was one of the places I lived at one time but it didn't look big enough to house mansions
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Great pics, Lammius! That yellow house on the left in the 2nd pic is pristine! MMM! Very gorgeous!
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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Here's some housing from Appalachia's only large city, Pittsburgh.




















Click here to see photos from several cities
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I always said that PA was a good example of appalachia
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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I always said that PA was a good example of appalachia
Outside of Southeastern Pa., and Erie, Pennsylvania is as much Appalachia as West Virginia. People in Pittsburgh get mad hearing that, but Pittsburgh is definitely part of the Appalachian region.
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