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Old 09-05-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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My wife and I will be relocating from LA to Pittsburgh, which is close to where I grew up. Ok, well not that close, but 1.5 hours is close by Western PA standards. I used to know the city well, but it has been years since I have spent any real time there. I realize that many things have changed, good neighborhoods become bad and vice-versa. We are looking for a nice area, safe, with a sense of neighborhood and homes with character (old or new). Any suggestions on where to live would be highly helpful!
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Aspinwall, Oakmont.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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Aspinwall, Oakmont.
Sewickley too.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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Schools important? Upper St. Clair,Mt. Lebanon. and Bethel Park.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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Crafton
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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Lots of neighborhoods fit your description, so it might be helpful to provide more criteria. Will you be commuting to somewhere? Do you want something more walkable with public transit, or something more autocentric? And so on.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice so far, to answer a few questions, schools will be important in a few years, but not immediately as we have yet to have children. I will be working south of the city, quite far out actually so I have resigned myself to depending on the car to get to work. What about places like Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Shadyside, etc. I remember back in the day these were largely good areas, are they still that way or have things changed?
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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Those aren't bad areas, but kind of expensive for what you get IMO. They've been invaded by hipsters, driving up the prices. I don't know if those would be the most desirable neighborhoods anyway if you are working quite far south of the city. Exactly how far south are we talking? West Mifflin? Canonsburg? Uniontown? If you could say where you will be working and what your price range is, that would help a lot.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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Those are fine areas if you are working in the City, or in fact doing a reverse commute in most directions. But to the south--it might be a bit of a commute problem, depending on where exactly you are working.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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I would check out Mt Lebanon since you don't mind driving. Also Peters Twn and McMurray
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