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Old Yesterday, 06:17 PM
 
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Iím looking to find out more about franklin park. I always hear that it is a great place to live, but from what Iíve seen there isnít really much to it. Am I missing something? From what Iíve seen which isnít much, you get off of the Wexford exit and go right to Wexford or left to franklin park. Iíve seen some offices, a sheetz and some neighborhoods but is there anything else in the area? Is it just the location and schools that people like? I guess Iím just curious as to why people recommend it so much.
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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It's your standard upper middle class suburb with a great school district. It's fine to live in if that's what you're looking for, but Wexford/Cranberry is not the part of Pittsburgh you'll find something pretty unique. It's your standard North American suburbia.
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Old Today, 07:13 AM
 
Location: East End, Pittsburgh
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It's a suburb with schools.
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Old Today, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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It's a suburb with schools.
Actually, itís a very nice suburb with great schools.
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Old Today, 07:55 AM
 
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Yeah, it depends on what you want for an area. Its more rural and likely have larger lots being further from the city and I can't say there is much of interest actually in Franklin Park but it does have a very nice YMCA, one of the best around IMO. What it has going for it are highly rated schools and its location. You are still a decent drive to the city(20-30 min depending on traffic and where) and can easily be in Wexford and Cranberry with a short drive plus down to McKnight business area pretty quick. Personally I would like to live there as I like a more rural feel and want some more land.
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Old Today, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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You get a pretty good discount at the Y if you're a resident. As mentioned, it is a top notch facility that has already been expanded. Great schools as well, quick access to 79 and the T-pike, fairly diverse.
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Old Today, 10:16 AM
 
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Yeah you could also be to the airport in a straight shot , just down 79 to 376 or you could also cut over through Sewickley
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Old Today, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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Yeah, it depends on what you want for an area. Its more rural and likely have larger lots being further from the city and I can't say there is much of interest actually in Franklin Park but it does have a very nice YMCA, one of the best around IMO. What it has going for it are highly rated schools and its location. You are still a decent drive to the city(20-30 min depending on traffic and where) and can easily be in Wexford and Cranberry with a short drive plus down to McKnight business area pretty quick. Personally I would like to live there as I like a more rural feel and want some more land.
There must be some interest, as it is one of the few parts of Allegheny county that is growing. Homes are in good shape, good schools, same conveniences & amenities a big city suburb would have, and you have even more in Ross Twp... and that goes for Marshall and Pine as well. As far as easily being in Cranberry-- that can take 30 minutes on Fridays @ 5:30 crawling along 79 & 19, and on weekends it can be a bear to get out of Cranberry so beware of that. I personally avoid Cranberry and go south instead.
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Old Today, 02:34 PM
 
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There must be some interest, as it is one of the few parts of Allegheny county that is growing. Homes are in good shape, good schools, same conveniences & amenities a big city suburb would have, and you have even more in Ross Twp... and that goes for Marshall and Pine as well. As far as easily being in Cranberry-- that can take 30 minutes on Fridays @ 5:30 crawling along 79 & 19, and on weekends it can be a bear to get out of Cranberry so beware of that. I personally avoid Cranberry and go south instead.
It is definitely a less congested suburb than Cranberry but not sure if I would call most of the area rural except for the far western part near like Big Sewickley Creek and Camp Meeting roads.
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Old Today, 02:57 PM
 
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franklin is 40% non-white FWIW. People are buying to the schools, community, environment, etc.
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