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Old 02-13-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Greensburg, PA
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While I don't know all of the towns you've mentioned on the list, the towns of Cranberry, Mars and Zelienople are nice, suburban areas, with the latter two seemingly feeling more wooded than Cranberry, but they all still have that upper class suburban feel. Cranberry to the airport is only about a 30 minute drive.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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I was not actually recommending Cranberry Township. In fact I consider it a characterless, soulless wasteland. I feel that way about most suburban developments. The shinier and grander they are, the worse they get. Really. Communities based solely on the automobile are not genuine communities in my very carefully considered opinion. The Pittsburgh area has long been noted for its friendliness and rich community interaction, but that does not carry over very well into the bland suburbs that surround it.

For an interesting town, how about Sewickley? Close to the airport, a real town, but yes, in Allegheny County.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Hempfield Twp
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I was not actually recommending Cranberry Township. In fact I consider it a characterless, soulless wasteland. I feel that way about most suburban developments. The shinier and grander they are, the worse they get. Really. Communities based solely on the automobile are not genuine communities in my very carefully considered opinion. The Pittsburgh area has long been noted for its friendliness and rich community interaction, but that does not carry over very well into the bland suburbs that surround it.

For an interesting town, how about Sewickley? Close to the airport, a real town, but yes, in Allegheny County.
Well, your opinion sucks... eh...
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Zelienople a suburb? It is one of the coolest towns in SWPA.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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I'll second the "Cranberry is a wasteland" opinion . . .
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Crafton, PA
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I was not actually recommending Cranberry Township. In fact I consider it a characterless, soulless wasteland. I feel that way about most suburban developments. The shinier and grander they are, the worse they get. Really. Communities based solely on the automobile are not genuine communities in my very carefully considered opinion. The Pittsburgh area has long been noted for its friendliness and rich community interaction, but that does not carry over very well into the bland suburbs that surround it.

For an interesting town, how about Sewickley? Close to the airport, a real town, but yes, in Allegheny County.
Suburbs are not based solely on the automobile. They are often based on other things such as larger home size, larger lot size, greater distance between homes, better schools, etc... People seem to rail against suburbs all the time here on this forum but don't seem to stop and look at the benefits. Yes, while not for everyone, there ARE benefits of living in the suburbs. And I am a city dweller!

That being said, I like the areas east of Cranberry more than I like Cranberry itself. In particular, I like the Mars/Valencia/Bakerstown areas. A little further from the interstate but still only 5-10 mins from 79.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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The thread was over a year dead. I think Rosefolly misread the date.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Durango, CO
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I'll second the "Cranberry is a wasteland" opinion . . .
Moved to Cranberry from Allegheny county 6 years ago. best thing I ever did. Don't make disparaging comments about the place when obviously all you've done is drive up & down Rt 19 or 228.

My neighborhood in Cranberry is rural. Woods, peace & quiet, very pretty. Yet I have great access to everything I need in terms of groceries, shopping for my home, auto repairs, etc. You name it, I've got it here in Cranberry. I'm 1.5 miles from I-79 on ramps, just a few more to the turnpike, 30 mins from the airport, yet when I look out my windows, I see woods & wildlife.

Funny how people who don't live here and don't know what it's like to live here are so quick to cast aspersions. Cranberry is a great place to live. If all you see is the shopping sprawl, you might think otherwise. You'd be hard pressed to find people who live in Cranberry that don't absolutely love it & find it to be a great place to live.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Moved to Cranberry from Allegheny county 6 years ago. best thing I ever did. Don't make disparaging comments about the place when obviously all you've done is drive up & down Rt 19 or 228.

My neighborhood in Cranberry is rural. Woods, peace & quiet, very pretty. Yet I have great access to everything I need in terms of groceries, shopping for my home, auto repairs, etc. You name it, I've got it here in Cranberry. I'm 1.5 miles from I-79 on ramps, just a few more to the turnpike, 30 mins from the airport, yet when I look out my windows, I see woods & wildlife.

Funny how people who don't live here and don't know what it's like to live here are so quick to cast aspersions. Cranberry is a great place to live. If all you see is the shopping sprawl, you might think otherwise. You'd be hard pressed to find people who live in Cranberry that don't absolutely love it & find it to be a great place to live.


I work on Woodland Road.

I'm sure it'd be great for some people. Just not me. I've looked around at places to live there if I'd decide to move. I'd rather have a decent walkable downtown area, and that's not Cranberry.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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I work on Woodland Road.

I'm sure it'd be great for some people. Just not me. I've looked around at places to live there if I'd decide to move. I'd rather have a decent walkable downtown area, and that's not Cranberry.
Again, there are many great walkable towns surrounding Cranberry with strong and safe communities. All within a 5-10 min drive.
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