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Old 10-27-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Village of Scarsdale, NY...
Pros: Extremely easy commute into NYC by train or vehicle, beautiful village, school system par excellence, intellectual, beautiful landscaping, etc.

Cons: Can't think of any other than that fact that it's not in NYC. But that's my opinion because I love city living

None of the following photos are mine. The first photo is one I found here on City-Data.
"Downtown"


Image link - Scarsdale Concours Modern Lamborghini Display on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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Scarsdale Train Station
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Rest of photos are from Scarsdale Concerned Citizens (http://www.scarsdaleconcernedcitizens.com - broken link)

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Old 10-27-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I still don't know what a few shots of some buildings have to do with the subject of this thread...
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Pacific Beach, San Diego

Pros: beaches, perfect weather, great nightlife, lots of bars, restaurants, lots young people, vibrant, laid back, compact and walkable, lots of people on beach cruisers, party atmosphere, close to everything else in San Diego.

cons: pricey for what you get, parking is difficult in areas, alcohol related crimes, not good for families.



We like to party in PB a little.....

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I reside in the Butler Heights subdivision of Pittston Township, a suburb roughly equidistant to both Scranton, PA and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

PROS:
  • Convenience via automobile to most major attractions/employment centers/venues in the metro area (two interstate interchanges just two minutes from our driveways).
  • Very low crime.
  • Beautiful mountain views.
  • Nighttime views of Scranton city lights
  • No municipal property taxes.
  • Free garbage collection.
  • Political diversity (equal number of very vocal Obama/McCain supporters).
  • Well-kept properties and solidly rising property values.
  • Relatively high elevation leads to higher snowfall totals than surrounding communities (for we snow lovers of course!)

CONS:
  • Poor air quality (I actually cough most times when I go on my runs here while breathing easily in other parts of the metro area).
  • Increasing traffic congestion.
  • No sidewalks.
  • No police protection.
  • Urban sprawl is devouring all open space around us.
  • High property taxes (school, county). $3,000-$5,000 annually per household.
  • Materialism and "keeping up with the Jones's" mentalities.
  • Inability to walk to any sort of destination.
  • Not one house of worship in entire community.
  • Increasing water runoff concerns.

Overall the suburbs have NOT been my cup of tea. I can't wait to move into a more urban environment.

Here are the only photos I have of our subdivision:









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Old 10-27-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yeowza, Sav! Quite a few good-looking guys in your beach pics! The guys here are all kind of...well..."fluffy" and "furry."
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Wow it's snowing up there already!
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I still don't know what a few shots of some buildings have to do with the subject of this thread...
Well in my case I wanted to show others what my neighborhood typically looks like (snow plowing has thankfully improved since the massive outcry over that storm! LOL!)
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Wow it's snowing up there already!
Yes. Tonight and tomorrow we're expecting about an inch of snow. I remember growing up and wearing heavy boots while trick-or-treating to get through the snow! I'll miss the heavy regular snow falls the most when I move out of PA.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Yes. Tonight and tomorrow we're expecting about an inch of snow. I remember growing up and wearing heavy boots while trick-or-treating to get through the snow! I'll miss the heavy regular snow falls the most when I move out of PA.
Are you serious?? I didn't think that area was as far up as the Poconos to be getting snow already!
Btw you can have all that heavy snow...scary when you're snowed in there
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Are you serious?? I didn't think that area was as far up as the Poconos to be getting snow already!
Btw you can have all that heavy snow...scary when you're snowed in there
Update. They've increased the snow prediction to 2-4 inches in the immediate metro area and 3-6 inches in the mountains. AWESOME!!!
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