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Old 08-25-2016, 07:51 AM
 
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If Albany is being mentioned it's only fair to throw in Buffalo too since it has a light rail line. Most of the stations are underground too.


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It was mentioned earlier and I agree that it should get some consideration.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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That's a more attractive looking light rail system than I'd have been inclined to give Buffalo credit for, not knowing any better. Awesome.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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From looking at the Pittsburgh BRT system, it seems to act as a park and ride style system, which is different, but not necessarily better than the Cleveland BRT system.
Pittsburgh has bus only lanes like the line on Euclid avenue with dedicated lanes and timed signals. Pittsburgh's East Busway is essentially a rapid line (buses go 55 mph and cuts through the densest part of the city). It also has its own ROW and no other vehicles use it.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
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Access to a transit line and a 5,000 square foot property is completely doable in Pittsburgh. You can't just go by the yard's square footage though. A lot of the larger plots are not flat, having a substantial dropoff in the rear in particular. At that price point a lot of the homes also won't have the best character, and be in need of updates.

Here's the one I like best on the market right now. 50 by 100 lot. It's around a six minute walk from there to South Hills Junction, which is a T (light rail) station which goes right into town. There's also a currently inactive streetcar line on Warrington which might be reestablished at some point. Some of the surrounding neighborhoods are bad, and that section of Mount Washington had issues in the past, but it's no longer an unsafe area.
Yes, I've noticed some yards drop off. I'm good with doing a few updates.

I saw that home and liked it. Didn't know it was close to a T, which of course makes it even better. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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Here are some listings in the city of Buffalo and the village of Kenmore(Tonawanda): RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List
Here are street views of Kenmore: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9628...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9647...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9604...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9635...8i6656!6m1!1e1


It is a village of a little over 15,000 within 1.4 square miles. Elmwood, Delaware and Colvin Boulevard are main routes from the village that go into Buffalo and to business districts within the city.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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From looking at the Pittsburgh BRT system, it seems to act as a park and ride style system, which is different, but not necessarily better than the Cleveland BRT system.
It only acts as a park and ride in the suburbs. There are no commuter lots within city limits.

The main reason our system doesn't meet the technical qualifications for BRT is because you still pay when you get on, not at the station. If they fixed that it would meet top certification.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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Here are street views of Kenmore: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9628...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9647...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9604...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9635...8i6656!6m1!1e1


It is a village of a little over 15,000 within 1.4 square miles. Elmwood, Delaware and Colvin Boulevard are main routes from the village that go into Buffalo and to business districts within the city.
I can't quite square the images I always see of Kenmore with its noteworthiness as one of the densest urban population centers. It doesn't appear to have much verticality, and seems to be comprised of mostly individually plotted houses rather than sardine-cans. What am I missing? Is it just utterly devoid of public space? Super small lots on super small blocks? What's going on there?

Genuinely curious.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Yes, I've noticed some yards drop off. I'm good with doing a few updates.

I saw that home and liked it. Didn't know it was close to a T, which of course makes it even better. Thanks.
This is outside of city limits in Dormont, but you couldn't ask for a better location. T station within spitting distance of house. The cross street (Patomac) is a nice walkable business district with tons of amenities (independent theater, Cambodian food, Thai food, Greek food, bakery, natural foods store, international grocery, deli, a couple pizza places, etc. Only down sides are the house is next door to a gas station, and the decor is kinda dated.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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This is outside of city limits in Dormont, but you couldn't ask for a better location. T station within spitting distance of house. The cross street (Patomac) is a nice walkable business district with tons of amenities (independent theater, Cambodian food, Thai food, Greek food, bakery, natural foods store, international grocery, deli, a couple pizza places, etc. Only down sides are the house is next door to a gas station, and the decor is kinda dated.
Thought about Dormont, and love it as a little living space. But I don't think anything there's going to square with his need for substantial gardening space. It's so dense through there that big, gardenable lots are going to be at a premium, if they exist at all. Lots of places with glorified courtyards instead of backyards.

But by all means, OP, if you can find one, Dormont is terrific.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:02 AM
 
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What about something like this, OP? Buffalo Real Estate - 1030 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14216 It is on this street and you could bus or even walk to shopping and other amenities: HertelAvenue.com - Hertel Avenue Buffalo NY - Stores, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Services, Business


Hertel Business Association - CONTACT US
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