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 1.5 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.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 10-14-2008, 07:54 PM
 
48 posts, read 91,650 times
Reputation: 11
Default Elliott

Does anyone have any information on this area?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-15-2008, 10:29 AM
 
2,753 posts, read 3,300,614 times
Reputation: 1700
Quote:
Originally Posted by RachelleP View Post
Does anyone have any information on this area?
I do, I know this section well, at least used to, though I don't think it's changed all that much. It's the city neighborhood just out of the West End, just out Chartiers Ave and Stueben St and up Lorenz Ave. Up Lorenz, up to the top is what they call the West End overlook, that has a great if a bit of a long distance angle of the city skyline.

Elliot was lower working class, and now has probably degenerated a bit. The public grade school was/is Thaddeus Stevens, (I went there for a year), the Catholic grade school is St. James down in the West End, the public high is Langley, out Chartiers, and the Catholic High is Canevin a few miles away in the Greentree City area.

The best things about Eliot? The convenience, the affordability, you can get into town in about ten minutes; you can probably get a three family home for under $75K. The worst things? There's some crime, some drugs, parts are a little rundown, the schools aren't the best, (though Canevin isn't bad, but is about $7K per year, and about a tenth the student body size it was.

I'd say if you are single, or a young couple, or a couple with very young, pre-school age kids, don't have a lot of money, and are just going to use this as a stepping stone to where you want to live long-term, then it's ok.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:53 PM
 
48 posts, read 91,650 times
Reputation: 11
Thanks :-)
Reply With Quote 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.


Reply
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 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 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

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, 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 - Top