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View Poll Results: Which neighborhood would you choose (you have to pick one)?
New Kensington 2 5.71%
Braddock 2 5.71%
Duquesne 0 0%
Fairywood 0 0%
Esplen 2 5.71%
California-Kirkbride 4 11.43%
Beltzhoover 2 5.71%
Hazelwood 3 8.57%
Sheraden 6 17.14%
Cranberry 14 40.00%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Unread 06-18-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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I've heard there are nice parts of New Ken. I've been there 100s of times and never saw them. Where are they? I worked with a girl from New Ken who married a guy from Mt. Lebanon and talked him into buying their home there. Love is blind?

New Ken is better than the rest except Cranberry.

There are a few streets in New Kensington with grand (or, once grand) turn of the century homes. Downtown New Ken is a mess.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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LOL at the remarks about Fairywood. That's one area of Pittsburgh I've always been intrigued by. It's such a funny name for a fairly rough part of town. But, before we veer off topic I'll start a new thread.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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I chose soulless Cranberry, home of the Stepford Soccer Moms.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I chose soulless Cranberry, home of the Stepford Soccer Moms.
That all drive huge SUVs.

If there was a choice "none of the above", it would have had the most votes.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Like Fairywood, I wonder why no one has selected "da Duke," (Duquesne)???
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Unread 06-19-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Just kidding, I like Cranberry, have quite a few friends that live there, do a lot of biz as well. Don't understand the hatred that some have for the area, they must be doing something right, fastest growing area in the state, or at least top 5.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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Duquesne actually has a decent section, from what I can tell. It's the small, rather disconnected, neighborhood right above Duquesne (but still a Duquesne city address).
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Unread 06-19-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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What's the first street that comes to mind in that section... I hope do don't think the area is safe???
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Unread 06-19-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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The neighborhood around the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Overland Avenue, in Duquesne, appears pretty nice/ safe to my eyes. Am I wrong? It's right across from Kennywood, and adjacent to Whitaker (which I've always heard is decent).
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Unread 06-20-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Mexican War Streets
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Just kidding, I like Cranberry, have quite a few friends that live there, do a lot of biz as well. Don't understand the hatred that some have for the area, they must be doing something right, fastest growing area in the state, or at least top 5.
It's not Cranberry itself I don't think, no reason to set it apart really.. I think it's the "idea" of Cranberry. The archtype of the modern, car centric exurb. In the middle of nowhere yet choked with traffic; plans of cookie cutter McMansions; everybody's children being above average, etc. It's exactly that type of rapid growth, and the way it's undertaken, that draws the disdain.

There are many other locations that meet some, if not most, of these descriptions in all directions from the City. Cranberry is just perhaps the "best" example and most well known.
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