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Old 10-12-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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Default McMurray to Pittsburgh

My family will be moving to the Pittsburg area for my husbands job. We are looking into the McMurray area/ Peters township. From what I can see the area looks great! My question is how would the commute be? My husband works in Philly now, but takes the train in from southern NJ. So we are use to long commutes. Also, does living on either side of the river play a factor in the commute times? Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Will your husband be working downtown?
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Not sure if it is downtown or not, but the office is located on W. Carson St.??
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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W. Carson Street is considered the West End--maybe partially the South Side?--of Pittsburgh.

It is always better not to have to cross a bridge or go through a tunnel, so you might want to confine your home search to the West and South parts of Pittsburgh. Since I don't know much about the specific neighborhoods, I will let others rhapsodize about their favorites. Here's a map of that part of the city. How much do you want to spend?

west carson street pittsburgh pa - Google Maps
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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McMurray and Peters Township are definitely nice areas, but I wouldn't want to drive in from there to West Carson St. You don't have a tunnel on your route, but you still would have to go down Greentree Hill to the West End Bypass to get down to West Carson, which is virtually downtown.

If you want to do the transit thingie, the South is o.k. with LTR cars coming in from Bethel and Mt. Lebanon, and you could do the park and ride trip from Peters to the South Hills Village.

But if you must or want to drive, the north is the easiest commute. If Peters is within your budget, so are Marshall Township and Frankliin Park in the North Allegheny school district. Easier coming in on I 279 into the city.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington
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i grew up in peters/mcmurray (15 or so years ago) and it was nice, and i know it continues to be a nice place....if you are looking for a suburban community.

i would not be willing to do the commute to downtown from there but the OP seems to already be ok with a crazy commute.

i would urge anyone planning to move to our city to remember what makes it "livable"(per the various rankings) is stuff like cheap housing, or realtively short commute times or lively arts/entertainment scene, etc...which are all erased when you move to the highest priced, farthest out, most sanitized suburb
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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drive to Shills village mall, park the car there and hop on the T. Get off @ st square and catch a bus to where he works.
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