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Old 05-14-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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There are people commuting from wheeling to Pittsburgh. The commute the other way is easier. Live in the cool parts of Pittsburgh. 5 or 10 minutes is no big deal.

The OP will be travelling most of the year in the dark. There will be a constant stream of 18 wheelers passing by. When they pass in a rain storm, a wall of water will hit his windshield and the car will wobble. Snow and sleet don't seem to stop the 18 wheelers and a small car will get pounded. And then if the OP is late for work and speeds up, the PA State Police will nail him. The PA State Police show no mercy or forbearance. If you are caught speeding, you get a ticket.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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The OP will be travelling most of the year in the dark. There will be a constant stream of 18 wheelers passing by. When they pass in a rain storm, a wall of water will hit his windshield and the car will wobble. Snow and sleet don't seem to stop the 18 wheelers and a small car will get pounded. And then if the OP is late for work and speeds up, the PA State Police will nail him. The PA State Police show no mercy or forbearance. If you are caught speeding, you get a ticket.
There are 90 minute commutes then there is the Wheeling to Pittsburgh city commute. Road conditions aren't the best, roads winding, trucks, etc. I would test drive it a few times in rush hour. The part from Carnegie to the Fort Pitt tunnels is not fun. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. At least on weekdays.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Brookline
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There are 90 minute commutes then there is the Wheeling to Pittsburgh city commute. Road conditions aren't the best, roads winding, trucks, etc. I would test drive it a few times in rush hour. The part from Carnegie to the Fort Pitt tunnels is not fun. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. At least on weekdays.
Or you could exit at Carnegie, head up to Greentree Road and take Woodville to get to the backside of Mt. Washington.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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There are 90 minute commutes then there is the Wheeling to Pittsburgh city commute. Road conditions aren't the best, roads winding, trucks, etc. I would test drive it a few times in rush hour. The part from Carnegie to the Fort Pitt tunnels is not fun. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. At least on weekdays.
Good point. OP should do this commute every day for a week to try it out.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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I did the Wheeling to Pittsburgh / Mt Lebanon commute for 20 years because I did not wish to live in Wheeling either. Working in Wheeling was enough proof that I could not stay happy and fulfilled living there (no restaurants, little in the way of cultural and social activities, zero diversity). The commute is only one hour but 110 miles per day...gets a bit pricey when gas is $3.00 per gallon. I always knew I needed to be south of the Fort Pitt tunnel. Fortunately, I traveled 50% of the time for my job so did not have to do the drive Monday thru Friday.

The one hour drive is always opposite traffic so at least you are driving 60 - 70 MPH throughout. Perfect for a 20 oz latte and an hour of satellite radio.

I am strong supporter of Mt. Lebanon. I'm not originally from the Pittsburgh area but nearly everyone has been warm and welcoming.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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This gorgeous Wheeling home, if in Mt Lebanon would be $750,000.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-36587?view=qv
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