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Old 02-01-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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Is Highland Park a safe neighborhood? Thanks for your help...
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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Is Highland Park a safe neighborhood? Thanks for your help...
Adrienne
Yes. However, the neighborhood gets worse as you get closer to the border of East Liberty. The farther north you go, the better.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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It's a great area with great houses and lots of families. The name of the neighborhood is also the name of the huge park there. Lots of people use the park for walking around the reservoir, walking dogs, and generally having a good time. It's a solid area with lots of professionals, and the neighborhood gathering spot is a cozy coffee house that everybody goes to on Highland Avenue. Good public transportation. I'd say the area was developed from the late 19th century into the 1920s, judged on the architecture. There are also many small cul-de-sacs carved into older estates with houses built after World War II.
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Highland Park is a great neighborhood, though it is iffy in the southwest "quadrant" of Highland Ave. East of Highland Ave. and north of Wellsley Ave. even in the west are better. Of course, the closer to the park, the better.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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Adrienne
We looked at Highland Park before we finally settled on Point Breeze. We drove through at all times of the day and night. As other have said, the closer you get to Stanton Avenue the closer you are to East Liberty and the closer you are to a less than desirable area. The homes get much nicer and the neighborhood gets much more appealing as you approach the park. The park is very nice, but it seemed apparent to us that there may be more activities going on in the park than just people walking their dogs or biking as we were.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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The thing that's unique in Pgh is that you can be in a top-notch area and go two blocks and see prostitution and drugs sold.

You really have to get very specific about where you are and what's safe.

Generally, the more low-rental housing in an area, the less safe it is, just because you never know who'll move in. Could be perfectly wonderful people, could be criminal. But that's true of the house selling next door, too, huh?
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