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Old 07-20-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Which taxes are "3 times cheaper"? And what does that even mean. Perhaps it would be easier to just list the specific tax and the rate that applies.
Personal income tax is 1% in suburbs and 3% in the city.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:27 AM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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Personal income tax is 1% in suburbs and 3% in the city.
thank you
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Hazelwood Initv. has no plans on helping to develop this community. This communty will continue to die. There are thousands of people passing through this community everyday but no reason to stop or consider this community to raise a family. Many surrounding neighborhoods such as the Hill Distr, East Liberty, North Side, South Side, Oakland, Greenfield and Sq. Hill that have continued development but not Hazelwood. People want to buy homes where they have good/great prop value and that continues to grow for their families and investments. Hazelwood do not want the express way to develop thru the community and there are no investors willing to help develop this community because they don't see a need. Soon the community of Hazelwood will look like the LTV site a pile of dirt. This use to be a really nice place to raise children and family. They will never open a school in that community. This is another reason people are moving out of the community. The only people that will be left are the very poor, alcoholic and drug addicts left walking up and down 2nd avenue. The community rep is only building investment in Greenfield/Sq. Hill.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Langhorn is on the other side of the tracks in Hazelwood- years ago in the early 90s when I was driving a cab, it was a nicer part of that neighborhood- I'm not so sure now.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Hazelwood is an area I ride my bike through often. I go up Hazelwood Ave and Flowers, if I want some crazy hill. There are some pretty bad projects in that area. I have never had a problem and I ride really slow due to how steep and long those hills are, but people are pretty cool and they sometimes say, go you crazy white boy or whatever. The area looks pretty bad, but like I said, never a problem. I wouldn't live there though. From Shaler to there would be a bit much. If you are looking for something less expensive, what about Millvale, Lawrenceville or Greenfield?
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Hazelwood has continued development and is still a nice place to live in "Glenwood,"(old, gritty, blighted, white neighborhood west of Gloster Street) and the area north of Flowers Avenue (which is home to a few hipsters)... The rest is currently downrotren, criminally active & turfed up, but is much better than say 6-7yrs ago. Hazelwood and Glen Hazel, and even across the river in Homestead continue to decrease in crime/gang violence (partly because Hazelwood/Glen Hazel are by far the worst area's in their police zone). Homestead is ran by clownish 30yrd gangsters called "old heads," but wance they grow up and the young "street soldiers," take command it will by back to BAD again

Also, this thead is OLD and the OP hopefully is residing in a nice & safe area

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Hazelwood has continued development and is still a nice place to live in "Glenwood," and the area north of Flowers Avenue... The rest is currently downrotren, criminally active & turfed up, but is much better than say 6-7yrs ago. Hazelwood and Glen Hazel, and even across the river in Homestead continue to decrease in crime/gang violence (partly because Hazelwood/Glen Hazel are by far the worst area's in their police zone).

Is the section of Hazelwood separated by the bridge at Elizabeth St. in bad shape?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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It dependse West Elizabeth Street is "Glenwood," which is Hazelwood's little McKees Rocks/Esplen/Sharpsburg/Glassport or OLD McKeesport... Old, predominately white, and very gritty but safe... East Elizabeth Street east of the mini-bridge is crip turf
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: city of pittsburgh
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...greenfield is nice but still in the city
and slowly crumbling with hazelwood right next door...
really? quite the contrary, i think. those antiquated old properties along greenfield avenue are one thing (like everywhere else, along route 28, route 51, etc.), but generally, this is a fantastic neighborhood, all things considered.

it is area-wise bigger than it appears. the housing stock is nicer the higher up a hill you go, generally.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Also, the area of East Elizebth Street was much worse when the notorious crip gang the Hazelwood Mob ran the area... The gang split during the late 90's and the violence followed. Yet similar to the Northside, most of Hazelwood is currently quiet in terms of gang violence.
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