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Old 09-08-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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Discover East Liberty (some online arm of East Liberty Development Corp. that helps promote neighborhood rentals, events, etc.) has a posting here linking to a rental property that's titled as being in East Liberty. But the address? It's on Deary Street, solidly in Lincoln-Lemington and an entire neighborhood away from 'Sliberty, albeit almost a straight shot down Larimer Avenue.

My question: Is this bad curating on the part of DEL's operators, who saw a cheap listing for a 5BR that said "East Liberty" and promoted it without realizing the street isn't even in the neighborhood they represent?

Or is it that sort of real estate neighborhood creeping that happens when you have a desirable neighborhood nearby and landlords in a not-so-desirable one nearby claim their property is "convenient to" that neighborhood or "minutes from" it, like owners in Friendship or East Liberty trying to list their rentals as Shadyside, or parts of Baltimore's Locust Point being called Federal Hill?

If it's the latter, what does it say about the desirability or cachet of East Liberty? Have any C-D forumers ever seen a truly egregious case of neighborhood creep like this?

Maybe it's a combination of the two: they have an admin at DEL/ELDI who saw the listing and posted it to subtly say, "Look, we're so cool that people in Lincoln-Lemington are trying to mooch off our reputation!"
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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Del is separate from eldi.

My guess is the owner contacted del and asked to have it posted. Using east liberty because it is better known and is becoming increasingly more popular.

Many older folks in Lincoln/larimer/lemmington refer to the whole 15206 area as east liberty.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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My guess is the owner contacted del and asked to have it posted. Using east liberty because it is better known and is becoming increasingly more popular.

Many older folks in Lincoln/larimer/lemmington refer to the whole 15206 area as east liberty
Very true.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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If it's the latter, what does it say about the desirability or cachet of East Liberty? Have any C-D forumers ever seen a truly egregious case of neighborhood creep like this?

check out regent square rentals. they post things in the heart of wilkinsburg and homewood as being in regent sq.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The borders of East Liberty have been pretty flexible over the decades, Highland Park and Lincoln-Lemington districts were certainly considered parts of East Lib back in the day, as well as parts of what we'd call Friendship today. A school chum lived in East Liberty on Stratford Ave in the 70's, the Lenny Levy Bldg (current home of Aldi) was East Lib as well.



Of course, real estate brokers do their best to give their properties the priciest and most advantageous description they can. Half the "Shadyside" listings in the 90's were for Friendship district properties, I've seen properties listed as "Shadyside area" as far north as Dearborn.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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check out regent square rentals. they post things in the heart of wilkinsburg and homewood as being in regent sq.
And by "check out regent square rentals," you mean "don't check out regent square rentals," right? Aren't they, like, the worst slumlords in the area?
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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And by "check out regent square rentals," you mean "don't check out regent square rentals," right? Aren't they, like, the worst slumlords in the area?

yeah I meant to show what some people list as an area which it clearly isn't.

I have no personal experience with them so I cant say yes or no on how the management is besides the stretch of truth on area descriptions.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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Forbes management advertised my apartment as highland park but it's stanton heights. I like it but I. Think they did it to jack up rental prices.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Forbes management advertised my apartment as highland park but it's stanton heights. I like it but I. Think they did it to jack up rental prices.

Probably more to jack up interest in the property, not so much to jack up the price. I don't think they were expecting anyone to rent it sight unseen- and I don't think that Stanton Heights is any less expensive for similar properties, just less known.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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Probably more to jack up interest in the property, not so much to jack up the price. I don't think they were expecting anyone to rent it sight unseen- and I don't think that Stanton Heights is any less expensive for similar properties, just less known.
Aside from a fee section 8 folks who spend their days smoking the non legal stuff and it getting into my apartment, I like my place. Perhaps when bakery square 2 opens up ill move there.
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