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Old 10-07-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: South Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Edit: Sorry folks, wrong thread.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: southside
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I like this news. While many can't or are unwilling to pay this much for an apartment, these will be filled. And it can only help make this area better, it's so dumpy right now.

Maybe this will jumpstart improvement in the walkability and bikabilty to uptown and the southside.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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Here's a picture I found of the Lamar building in Oakland. I look forward to hearing if this building will be demolished or saved as part of the new development plans... I support saving the facade, if nothing else. Regardless, it's a wonderful building.


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Old 02-08-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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America's most liv.... wait what?
Students with wealthy parents from other cities (NY, Philly, etc.) where the housing economics are less forgiving will gleefully pay $1350/mo for an apartment right on campus. Mom and dad have no sense that they're overpaying and can afford it anyway and will be tickled to know their precious artifact child will be safe at all times far away from the scary student ghetto. The hotel rooms will be frequented by guests of the university who aren't paying their own way, or by those same parents when they come to visit. This will work out and it will work out beautifully.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Students with wealthy parents from other cities (NY, Philly, etc.) where the housing economics are less forgiving will gleefully pay $1350/mo for an apartment right on campus. Mom and dad have no sense that they're overpaying and can afford it anyway and will be tickled to know their precious artifact child will be safe at all times far away from the scary student ghetto.
You'd be surprised how many spoiled college kids Pittsburgh truly has. While I worked full-time while double-majoring during my undergraduate years, drove a 1999 Ford Contour I had paid off myself, and never had time to party/socialize I see so many college students here who drive newer vehicles (many of them luxurious), go out to eat/get food delivered almost daily, wear expensive clothing, and, in some cases, have their parents fully foot expensive apartments for them. I delivered an expensive fruit basket once to an expensive loft community in Shadyside. An out-of-state mother paid for her daughter to live there while she was at CMU, and she was thanking the office staff for being helpful during her move-in and move-out. The amount of money that flows into Pittsburgh as a result of these affluent CT, NJ, NY, MD, VA, (and in the case of CMU---CA), etc. households is overwhelming. It really makes me realize how poor I was in comparison growing up in the horribly-distressed Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, which I now avoid at all costs due to how depressing it is.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Mexican War Streets
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You'd be surprised how many spoiled college kids Pittsburgh truly has. While I worked full-time while double-majoring during my undergraduate years, drove a 1999 Ford Contour I had paid off myself, and never had time to party/socialize I see so many college students here who drive newer vehicles (many of them luxurious), go out to eat/get food delivered almost daily, wear expensive clothing, and, in some cases, have their parents fully foot expensive apartments for them. I delivered an expensive fruit basket once to an expensive loft community in Shadyside. An out-of-state mother paid for her daughter to live there while she was at CMU, and she was thanking the office staff for being helpful during her move-in and move-out. The amount of money that flows into Pittsburgh as a result of these affluent CT, NJ, NY, MD, VA, (and in the case of CMU---CA), etc. households is overwhelming. It really makes me realize how poor I was in comparison growing up in the horribly-distressed Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, which I now avoid at all costs due to how depressing it is.
Don't underestimate the amount of international money too, especially at CMU. By far the richest kids when I was there were either Asian or Middle Eastern. I came from a pretty well-to-do Long Island suburb but this was different level, Ferrari, buy a house for your girlfriend money.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: East End of Pittsburgh
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Students with wealthy parents from other cities (NY, Philly, etc.) where the housing economics are less forgiving will gleefully pay $1350/mo for an apartment right on campus. Mom and dad have no sense that they're overpaying and can afford it anyway and will be tickled to know their precious artifact child will be safe at all times far away from the scary student ghetto. The hotel rooms will be frequented by guests of the university who aren't paying their own way, or by those same parents when they come to visit. This will work out and it will work out beautifully.

I have a female cousin who attended Howard University in DC. My uncle who happens to be a retired University of Pittsburgh Sociology professor paid for her apartment. He wanted to ensure that she lived outside of SE DC. This was in the 90's when the city was out of control. Back then, I thought $1500.00 was an astronomical price for a two bedroom apartment. She quickly realized that although she was raised in a six figure household, she was considered poor by some of her classmates...
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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It's pretty awesome their dropping their cash into our local economy.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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It's pretty awesome their dropping their cash into our local economy.
It's awesome until you're competing with them for rent and un(der)paid internships (or dates!).
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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First they take our land, then our livelihood, and then our women
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