U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 06-29-2018, 06:10 AM
 
14 posts, read 9,701 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

Hi! Thinking of purchasing a lake house to use and rent out possible on water front. Want to be within 3 hours of Pittsburgh. Does anyone one have any favorites. Just starting to search and investigate areas. Treasure Lake seems to fit but don't know much about it. Any opinions on that area? would like to stay under $400,000. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-29-2018, 06:14 AM
 
2,298 posts, read 1,777,525 times
Reputation: 1511
What do you like to do on the lake, if it is speed boat and jet skis or is it kyaking and fishing.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
7,926 posts, read 4,916,305 times
Reputation: 1806
Chautauqua in New York
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 07:42 AM
 
2,298 posts, read 1,777,525 times
Reputation: 1511
Quote:
Originally Posted by erieguy View Post
Chautauqua in New York
I have done a lot of work at Chautauqua and that would be my first choice, the rental market is strong. The best part of the entire lake is the river feeding it in Jamestown. It is my favorite place to kayak.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
3,103 posts, read 2,610,947 times
Reputation: 2765
A LOT of folks go to Deep Creek. The icing on the cake is the home can be rented for ski season too.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 08:17 AM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
16,938 posts, read 17,185,517 times
Reputation: 10791
Chautauqua and Deep Creek are great suggestions. Love both places a lot. Not sure if you can get into the Institute in Chautauqua for $400K or not these days? I haven't looked up real estate up there in over 10 years. Deep Creek is more year around I would say as they embrace the ski season as well as the lake summer season.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 08:57 AM
 
2,298 posts, read 1,777,525 times
Reputation: 1511
Quote:
Originally Posted by gg View Post
Chautauqua and Deep Creek are great suggestions. Love both places a lot. Not sure if you can get into the Institute in Chautauqua for $400K or not these days? I haven't looked up real estate up there in over 10 years. Deep Creek is more year around I would say as they embrace the ski season as well as the lake summer season.
I don't know if you necessarily have to be in the institute, there are a lot of nice towns on the lake with more reasonable prices
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 09:21 AM
 
14 posts, read 9,701 times
Reputation: 11
Thank you for all the info. Will look at Chautauqua for sure. Does anyone have any input on the homes and area of treasure Lake PA?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 09:23 AM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
16,938 posts, read 17,185,517 times
Reputation: 10791
Quote:
Originally Posted by guy2073 View Post
I don't know if you necessarily have to be in the institute, there are a lot of nice towns on the lake with more reasonable prices
I am sure that is true. I only go to the institute for all the plays, music and so-on. It is quite active during season up there.

I think I might choose Deep Creek though. It has two strong seasons for rental use instead of one. Depends what you are looking for I guess.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2018, 09:28 AM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
16,938 posts, read 17,185,517 times
Reputation: 10791
On the other hand of all this, are you looking for a more remote quiet home? Deep Creek and Chautauqua are fairly busy lakes.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top