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Old 02-28-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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I'll be looking at some houses in the W-B area next week including one in Pittston. How is the west Pittston area a few blocks SE of Yaple Pk? Looks a lot more suburban on Virtual Earth than W-B with larger lots which I prefer. Can anyone recommend a RE agent in the area? Thanks for any input.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Wayne Co, PA
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I think you meant West Pittston in the subject. West Pittston is so cute and warm, I think you will really like it. It is a totally different atmosphere than WB. Small town feeling, with a lot of nicely kept older homes and a family sense. I think ScranBarre did a photo tour of West Pittston, so you can do a search for that.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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I think you meant West Pittston in the subject. West Pittston is so cute and warm, I think you will really like it. It is a totally different atmosphere than WB. Small town feeling, with a lot of nicely kept older homes and a family sense. I think ScranBarre did a photo tour of West Pittston, so you can do a search for that.
I mean the east part of Pittston specifically Kenley St.

I've been reading about mine shafts in the area and I certainly don't want my house to end up in one. Are there maps you can check to see what areas are at risk?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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I mean the east part of Pittston specifically Kenley St.

I've been reading about mine shafts in the area and I certainly don't want my house to end up in one. Are there maps you can check to see what areas are at risk?
That is up in the Hughestown section of Pittston. That's a nice blue collar, family area. As for the mines question, this should help NorthEast Regional Office There is mine insurance if the property is over an abandoned mine, but give the DEP a call they should be able to answer any questions you have about mine subsidance. Try this for area realitors http://www.realtor.org/leadrshp.nsf/...a?OpenDocument

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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My grandmother resided along Rock Street in Hughestown until her passing around Christmas 2008. Her home will be on the market soon at around $89,900 if you are interested. It is a small two-story in need of updating, but the lot size is gigantic; it is sited along TWO streets (front and rear), and the rear backs right up to Yaple Park. She has a detached one-car garage and some woods. Her next-door neighbor's home is also currently on the market for $150,000.

I live LITERALLY within spitting distance of the Hughestown border. I couldn't think of many quieter towns around here. The focal point of the town is at the intersection of Rock & Center Streets, where you have St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Hughestown has a high German-American population), and a corner deli. Just down the road is Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church (one of the churches being closed by Bishop Martino due to declining membership) and a medium-sized periodicals printing business. The town is at a relatively-high elevation---the valley-wide views from the Stauffer Heights subdivision and the adjacent Stauffer Pointe townhouse community (over the Pittston Township line), are beautiful. The town has just under 2,000 residents (many are senior citizens who have lived in the same homesteads for decades, like my belated grandmother). Kenley Street in particular, since you referenced it, is rather quiet, but you'd be very near to the newer Pittston Area Primary Center (Grades 1-2). The adjoining athletic fields have a great track that I go running along sometime; they abut the Quail Hill subdivision (think $$$ with Pittston's rapidly-growing "Nuevo Riche" population).

Overall the town is serene. Traffic can be very heavy along Rock & Center Streets around the start/stop times for both the primary center and the nearby Mattei Educational Complex (Grades 3-8), as here in the suburbs most children seem to be driven to school nowadays so their parents can show off their rides to their former classmates, who are also, ironically, dropping off children. LOL!

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