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Old 07-22-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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Default Erie Nieghborhoods

Hello:

Does anyone know where I can find some info on different neighborhoods in Erie or if someone is able to outline some neighborhoods, it would be greatly appreciated.

The reason I ask is that my wife and I may be looking into buying a home there (yes, we do plan to go look around). We currently live in Pittsburgh (cue all those telling me to stay here), but will be first time parents and we both grew up near Lake Erie in Cleveland and miss living near the lake.

We are looking for:

- neighborhood that is safe (I know, up to interpretation)
- possibly near a park
- Walkable if possible, not looking for every amenity available, just maybe a couple of restaurants and a bar or two (ever Erie street corner has a little crappy bar I guess).
- We are looking for at least 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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I made the opposite move, from Erie to Pittsburgh. I miss Erie for a lot of reasons....


My first suggestion to you would be the Frontier area which is on the west side of the city. You have Frontier Park with plenty of acreage, a stocked Trout stream, and access to the Bayfront bike trail
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: The Flagship City
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I will second the Frontier Park area of Erie and also mention that you should look at Glenwood Hills, especially if you want a little bit bigger yard. The only issue with Glenwood is that it is not as walkable in terms of being close to restaurants and is a little further from the lake. Some parts of northwest Millcreek are also work checking out.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:13 AM
 
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Ideally, I'd buy 10 acres on the ridge with a lake view in Harborcreek, surrounded by vineyards, but that's not what you're looking for.

Hmmmm, if I were moving back to Erie today ... I'd live on the opposite side of town from my mom! LOL

Seriously, though, I'd probably try to live around Mercyhurst somewhere, Glenwood or Frontier. A friend who recently bought a house in Frontier says the houses just across the city line in Millcreek are less expensive. Smaller, but much cheaper. Another friend lives in the Shorewood area of Millcreek, just west of Presque Isle, and it's a great little neighborhood.

I used to love the Lakeside neighborhood in the far northeast part of town, but upon last perusal it's not as well-kept as it used to be, which is a shame.

What's your price range? Where did you live in Cleveland? Would you consider a 'burb? North East, Lawrence Park and Girard are as walkable as can be.

Last edited by Ohiogirl81; 07-23-2012 at 08:00 AM.. Reason: added a thought or three
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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Ideally, I'd buy 10 acres on the ridge with a lake view in Harborcreek, surrounded by vineyards, but that's not what you're looking for.

Hmmmm, if I were moving back to Erie today ... I'd live on the opposite side of town from my mom! LOL

Seriously, though, I'd probably try to live around Mercyhurst somewhere, Glenwood or Frontier. A friend who recently bought a house in Frontier says the houses just across the city line in Millcreek are less expensive. Smaller, but much cheaper. Another friend lives in the Shorewood area of Millcreek, just west of Presque Isle, and it's a great little neighborhood.

I used to love the Lakeside neighborhood in the far northeast part of town, but upon last perusal it's not as well-kept as it used to be, which is a shame.

What's your price range? Where did you live in Cleveland? Would you consider a 'burb? North East, Lawrence Park and Girard are as walkable as can be.
Ohiogirl,

We would consider burbs... We currently live in Little Italy/Bloomfield in Pittsburgh and we know we won't get the exact same lifestyle in Erie, but want to have somewhat a of a walkable area. We are looking tops 170K, but can go farther if we wanted... From the research I've done 170k will buy a lot of house in Erie.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Check out the houses along West 6th Street in Erie (Millionaire's Row). You could walk to downtown.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The Flagship City
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Yes Angel has mentioned another good neighborhood for the OP and it is definitely within your price range. Living "downtown" in Erie has not been very appealing to most, but that seems to be changing with some of the new development. Check out these townhomes:
Open house set for Erie's Union Square town homes | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News

I think the 3 bedroom units might be a little higher than your price range, but the 2 bed, 2 bath 1,851 square foot unit starts at $171,000 I believe.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Millcreek is good and they have good schools. You may also consider Waterford. I'm partial to that town since it is where I went to school.

If you want to be right in the city avoid the area near Gannon. Glenwood is nice as is most of the west side of the city
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