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Old 05-12-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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That sounds like a reasonable commute.
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So I thought I'd found a property that looked interesting and decided to Google Maps it for the satellite view. Lo and behold


I think I'm going to pass.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Why Mt. Washington is safe enough... The southern side is where were most of the petty crimes & robberies happen, and yet that section still isn't that bad... Part of Mt. Washington is iffy at the most but if the grit or the shoes thrown on the electric line deter you... It shoudn't...Now when you see shoes hanging on the line in near by Beltzhoover or Allentown then it actually means: drugs are hustled on dis block!
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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I wouldn't let some shoes hanging on a telephone wire stop me from renting in Mt. Washingto. Heck, there are shoes hanging on telephone wires in my perfectly respectable neighborhood in Hampton. Non-drug-dealing-poser-teens do that for kicks. I wouldn't even call them wannabees.

The only time I'd pay attention to shoes hanging on a telephone wire is if I were in a neighborhood that was known for being downright too dangerous to be. It's rare I'm in those neighborhoods but sometimes I take short cuts through them in my car.

I'd walk through Mt. Washington at night. Heck, I have walked through Mt. Washington at night---at various times in my life and even very recently!
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Mt. Washington is a pretty wide area, makes it somewhat problematic to make generalizations about the area.

There is a huge difference between a condo on Grandview, the back streets in Duquesne Heights and the Mt. Washington Hollow, or the area near Allentown and Beltzhoover.

And considering the fact that "Mt. Washington" is considered more desirable that Beltzhoover, I'm sure there are a few real estate folks who will describe the latter as the former in their ads.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Lol, it's not just the shoes. The house next door on one side is for sale (probably been for a while- I'd have to check to confirm). The house on the other side looks dark and abandoned (though people probably do live there... maybe), and the house in question's front yard looks like it's been hacked up by some kind of strange undertaker and formerly used as a haphazard dumping ground.

Maybe I'm being too harsh and perhaps I should take the house across the street into consideration (looks like the homes on other side of the street are up about 10 feet higher) - it's surrounded by mini American flags all along the property line. That is, unless it's the home of some patriotic pushers...

The house is located about 5 streets west of Beltzhoover and not far from Warrington Field. I think I should keep looking...
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Warrington Field and Kingsboro St are definitely considered to be part of Mt. Washington.

But its a world apart from Grandview Ave., the inclines and restaurants and the wonderful vistas that people associate with the community.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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Translation: Ok to keep looking.
Yes? :P
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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In that location the only thing you should worry 'bout is car jackings in the summer... In that area of Allentown/ Beltzhoover bordering Mt W is where almost all of the thefts/auto thefts/littering of the neighborhood occurs... Weather it be the crip gang members from Allentown/Betlzhoover or a few shaddy characters of Mt Washington some group of thugs steal in that area... All in all it is relativly safe, though I'd call it iffy... You don't have to worry about voilent crimes effecting you unless you wanna get involved with selling & buying dope. Also, alot of Pittsburgh architeture looks gritty/old, and often times streets aren't well preserved. Yet those places can be some of the safest in the city. Such as Oakland or the Southside.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:40 AM
 
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A good rule of thumb is that the neighborhood is "best" in the streets between the two inclines and between Grandview and Virginia, generally. But like others have said I wouldn't call it bad anywhere really, at least where I've been.

The biggest problem up here is graffiti, mostly done by "gangs" (I don't think real gangs) of 10-14 Y.O. idiot kids. It IS a real issue, and I'm sure it doesn't make a good impression on people visiting our city.

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Old 05-13-2011, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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The biggest problem up here is graffiti, mostly done by "gangs" (I don't think real gangs) of 10-14 Y.O. idiot kids. It IS a real issue, and I'm sure it doesn't make a good impression on people visiting our city.
Agreed. When I was apartment-hunting late last year the first things I noticed about Mt. Washington were the graffiti-tagging and litter everywhere. Then again I settled on Polish Hill, which is also replete with trash and graffiti, so to each his own, as I feel perfectly safe here.
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