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Old 05-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Location: Planet Earth
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Originally Posted by CarrieHa View Post
Hi again. Well I did give up the idea of getting my Grandfathers house. Crime yes. about 50 police to 20,000 people yes. It is also the blight, no corner stores, neighborhood bars. possibly no neighbors, no public transportation all of which are perks if living in an urban environment.
The public transportation is at least somewhat decent in that area. The 61C runs every 15 minutes during rush hour and every 30 minutes off-peak: Port Authority of Allegheny County > Schedules & Maps > Trip Planner

The 56 also has service every 20-30 minutes during rush hour and 45 minutes off-peak: Port Authority of Allegheny County > Schedules & Maps > Trip Planner

There are also a few other routes in the area.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:01 AM
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Thanks for the response. Glad to hear the city could move people around. I tell ya, I would really like to save that house before it slides down the hill. But it would be too big of a risk. If the economy was better and others were taking up similiar projects, sure. But I am not going in alone.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:34 AM
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Well as of recent times the McKeesport community has been facing some violent set backs. Shooting after shooting, its getting crazy!!! Some of the violence is probably a part of an annual long played out rivalry between blood and crip sets in McKeesport, although recently a man from Braddock killed another man from Braddock outside a club in McKeesport, and that leads me to believe that Mckeesport is an underground hub for the rough crowd of the Mon Valley/easternside of Pittsburgh at night... Now weather this is a good or bad thing I don't know, but all the violence is pretty much contained to the gang affiliated areas that are commonly known sections to avoid (besides the shooting in Renzie Park)...

Here some some of the articles I found:
Police Probe Shooting In McKeesport CBS Pittsburgh
3 Arrested After Firing At Police In McKeesport CBS Pittsburgh
McKeesport Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 In Critical Condition CBS Pittsburgh
18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In McKeesport CBS Pittsburgh
2 Suspects Sought After McKeesport Shooting CBS Pittsburgh
2 Injured In Separate McKeesport Shootings CBS Pittsburgh
McKeesport Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead CBS Pittsburgh
Motive Unknown In Fatal McKeesport Shooting CBS Pittsburgh
McKeesport Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead CBS Pittsburgh
3 in custody after Harrison Village shooting | TribLIVE
Police investigate shootings in McKeesport, Homewood - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Man shot dead in McKeesport's Renzie Park during family gathering - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Most of these shootings happen in the areas of this map:
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:37 PM
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I left in 1959 and never looked back. Made a career in the Air Force and with Dallas PD after that. My dad worked in the mills for 42 years and wanted to retire in Florida but my mom said she would never leave Grandview. I do miss Isaly's though, my very first job.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:21 AM
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My grandfather lived in East McKeesport on 5th Avenue. I remember it was very noisy but never stayed there more than a day or two before going to ligioner where we had use of a cabin. What's it like now? I know a beverage company next door bought the 125 year old house and tore it down.
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