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Old 01-21-2012, 06:31 AM
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Just off the Interstate from Phoenix, first time in Pittsburgh, starting a new job Monday and looking for a place to live. Work is near the airport and I was advised not to rent across the River to avoid bridges and traffic. Seems like most of the availability and cool places to live are across the River. Any insights/leads on a place? I'm combing Craigslist by the hour, thinking $700/month +. Dormont sounds like it might work. Hope to avoid the suburbs if possible.
This is a four month appointment that may or may not lead to long term.
I'm 49.

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:42 AM
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Dormont can be a hard trip from the airport.

If you're looking for a "cool urban place" not that far from the port, right across the river in Sewickley or out the Beaver Valley expressway Beaver to is a whole lot easier than Dormont or other places in the South Hills.

Although really, it would seem less frustrating and a lot easier effort to look for someplace in highly suburban North Fayette, Moon, Robinson, Kennedy or Hopewell. A lot of townhouse communities, apartment complexes and trailer parks in those townships that might well meet your needs for the short term.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:53 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply and insights. I am looking for "cool urban" but more than happy to just find something for the short term. I'll focus on the places you suggest.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:51 PM
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Yeah, cool urban is going to be tough to combine with lots of availability and an easy commute to the airport. I think you are wise to concentrate on getting something decent and convenient for work first, then if you end up staying long term you can look for something more suitable at your leisure, and with a better sense of what different areas offer.
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