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Old 03-06-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Default What is this area like? (Map Inside)

Are there any good schools there? Is it quiet?

Thank you.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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That area is sort of a "finger" of urbanization southwest of Pittsburgh. Areas along I-79 and U.S. 19 between Washington and the Allegheny County line are mostly developed, with Washington and Canonsburg being old-school urbanity, adjacent areas of Cecil, North Strabane and South Strabane Townships being more suburban, and places west of Canonsburg, and south and east of Washington, being mostly rural. Canonsburg is about 20 miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh, and Washington is about 25 miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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Part of that is CanonMac school district and part is Peters Township. Their both growing areas. Peters has a very good reputation. I'm not sure about CanonMac, but I don't think it has a bad reputation.

You can probably find a nice quite area on that map, although its all growing and becoming more suburban.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Most everything on that map east of 19 and south of that golf course are referred to colloquially as Eighty-Four. It's a pretty rural area with a lot of back roads and farmland, but you can find most of what you need along Route 19, clustered at the far northern and southern reaches of that map, along with the casino and outlets on Race Track Road.

I went to Canon-Mac, it's not a bad school by any means. It's been growing due to all of the cookie-cutter neighborhoods going in around North Strabane and Cecil and they recently built a new intermediate school (a concept that still sounds strange to me, having only gone to a "junior-high") to help accommodate the growth. There's definitely an inferiority complex there when comparing to the other large southern high schools like Lebo, USC, and Bethel, but IMO it's a pretty good district outside of the handful of troublemakers that tend to come out of Canonsburg proper, not the more rural areas.

Most of the area west of 79 is Chartiers-Houston SD. Small, rural, don't hear many complaints..although it's the type of place that it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't offer AP classes, for example. Peters Township is the area above Waterdam Road. More suburban, wealthiest area in Washington County, good school district. The areas closest to Washington are either Washington SD or Trinity. Most of the poor city kids go to Wash High, so naturally Trinity has the better rep (although Wash High definitely has the better mascot. Prexie vs Hiller, no contest).
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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I live off Route 519 near North Strabane Twp. Park. It's a nice, quiet area. It's a mixture of suburban and rural. I lived in Canonsburg borough for a short time as well. Let's just say I like the outlying areas better.

I love the library that serves the area. I do not have any children, but I heard from fellow co-workers that the Canon-McMillan is excellent.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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Thank you guys for explaining that. I got lost once trying to find Outback (laughable) however, in my defense it was night and raining...but I never went passed that point, so I had no idea what was out there.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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Just be careful and keep close to the speed limit if you are ever on Rt.19 in North Strabane Twp. The police there are notorious for ticketing "speeders".
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