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Old 01-09-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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Smile Moving to PA and need some advice

My Husband is being transferred to Pittsburgh and his office is in Canonsburg. We have a 6 year old and a 2 year old. Any suggestions on great subdivisions to live in. Something like a master-planned community?

Thanks a bunch!!!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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Try posting this on the Pittsburg forum...you may get a better response.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: M.D. Pa.
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How important is the idea of a "planned community" to you. Are you dead-set on living one, or would a "nice suburb" simply suffice?

Depending on how much you're looking to spend, the South Hills suburbs of Peters Township, Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon, or Green Tree are nice, quiet communities with great schools. They are also a short commute from Canonsburg. I hope this helps.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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This sounds very familiar, my husband and I are relocating and Canonsburg was one of his options as well. I think we are going to head towards Indiana instead and he'll work in Homer City.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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This sounds very familiar, my husband and I are relocating and Canonsburg was one of his options as well. I think we are going to head towards Indiana instead and he'll work in Homer City.

I won't bad mouth either Homer City or Indiana, since I've had great times in both areas. BUT I'd pick Canonsburg over Homer City in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: TX
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As in Master planned community do mean...neighborhood parks, pool,tennis, sidewalks and golf all contained in a neighborhood? (like many CA, TX neighborhoods?)

If so you aren't going to find exactly that in Pittsburgh. There are some but they are few and far between.

What is your price point for housing?


But there are GREAT community facilites and great family friendly neighborhoods all close to Cannonsburg. Cannonsburg has a nice city pool too.
Cannonsburg has some sketchy areas...but some real nice ones as well.


For Cannonsburg (cheaper than Peters) there is Borland Mannor, Glenn Cannon (houses and Townhouses) has community pool. Lindenwood (golf course community)

North Stabane area (don't know particular neighborhoods)

Peters has a ton of new neighborhoods and excellent schools...
Older neighborhoods like the Giant Oaks that surrounds Peters Lake park are where you'll find cheaper housing in peters. Stonehenge is a great neighborhood. There is one by Simmons farm. Timber Lakes, McClleand fArm etc...
OUt toward Venetia is alot of new/newer neighborhoods.

Really ALL the neighborhoods in Peters are good... just depends on price.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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I have to laugh at the master planned community expectation. Pittsburgh doesn't have the type of planned communites they have in Texas.

Here's a description of a Texas master planned community:

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Master Planned Communities are large new home communities that typically feature community entries, parks, recreational areas, schools and community shopping. Within a planned community there are smaller communities offering a variety of home styles and price levels to choose from.

master planned community listings in texas
Let's just clear this up: Master planned communites don't exist in Pittsburgh---not in the form of new suburban developments.

Here's a super detailed description of master planned communities: http://phoenix.about.com/cs/real/a/masterplanned.htm

Even Cranberry won't fully meet the OP's expectations. The OP might be happier in the city if he/she can give up the suburban lifestyle.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'm thinking Treesdale is a master planned community. Mt. Lebanon was planned but built out over many decades. They have the club house, parks, trails, and different neighborhoods with different styles of housing. But we really don't have many of these types of developments. We mostly have towns and villages that grew more organically.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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boy o boy! lots of fellow texans moving to the Pittsburgh area! where from texas are you moving?? and other posters are correct, you will not find subdivisions around here like you have in Texas...
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I'm thinking Treesdale is a master planned community.
Treesdale doesn't have schools and community shopping incorporated into the planned development.
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