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Old 09-04-2007, 06:42 AM
 
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Can anybody give me the actual names of the towns that make "The North Hills"... More importantly which of these towns DO NOT FLOOD. I know from the news to..stay away from Millvale.
Our Realtor has mentioned towns like Hampton,Ross,Shaler & West View, however she hasn't mentioned the flooding concerns.
I'm sure there has to be more towns than that to make up the area, and not all of them flood.
We are still considering the Upper St. Clair,Bethel Park,McMurray area of the South Hills, but the taxes are pricing us out of anything decent there.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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You can't just count on a specific town or township to know if a house is likely to flood. Just stay up hill from the creeks and you'll be fine. For instance, even though Etna and Millvale flodo regularly, there are plenty of houses in those towns that do not ever flood. The other townships that aren't known for flooding do have flood areas in the valleys near the creeks. You just have to use common sense when purchasing property. It might be cute to have a creek running through your back yard, but you'll flood eventually. If you find a house that you like, just post the address here and we'll let you know if its at risk of flooding.

Here's the North Hills Chamber of Commerce: Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce

It just lists all the school districts that comprise the North HIlls. You can add Fox Chapel to the list since it's right next to Shaler and Hampton.

The names of the individual towns you mentioned are within these townships. Keep in mind that river flooding isn't an issue, it's creek flooding that you have to be concerned about. I know houses that are right across the street from creeks, but they don't flood because their yards are elevated. Then there are other houses that aren't as close to the creeks but the elevation is lower so they flood.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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It is creek flooding and it is mostly in Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg. In Realtor terms anything north of the Allegheny River is dubbed "North Hills".
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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The North Hills generally consists of Ross Township, Borough of West View, Shaler Township, Franklin Park, Marshall Township, Bradford Woods, McCandless, Hampton Township, Pine Township, Richland Township, part of Cranberry Township, and Seven Fields. A broader definition of the North Hills may include the municipalities of Reserve Township, Millvale, Etna, and Ohio Township.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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It is creek flooding and it is mostly in Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg. In Realtor terms anything north of the Allegheny River is dubbed "North Hills".
It's not mostly Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg. For instance, neighborhoods along Route 8, Saxonburg Boulevard, Duncan Avenue, Babcock Boulevard, and Pine Creek Road, Butler Plank Road, Spencer Lane, and the roads in the Flats also flood. That's just mentioning a few areas. I know because I do inland flooding volunteer work. The key is to buy property that is at a high enough elevation that the creeks won't reach even at the highest flood stage. A person can buy in Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg if they're careful about the location. The same goes for property anywhere else. It's just important to be mindful of where creeks are located when buying property. The creek might be on the other side of the highway, but if the house is at creek level it still risks flooding even if it seems far away from the creek.
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