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Old 02-27-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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I have been looking into moving to Pittsburgh with the intent of purchasing a home there. I have looked through the threads and done some research of the various neighborhoods and I think I have a decent idea of the areas I'm interested in. That said, it would help me out if those of you "on the ground" could weigh in. I'm looking for an older home with some character and history (fixer-upers are fine but not interested in row homes), hopefully some sort of yard, walkable distance to a business district (bars, shopping, coffee shops, etc), walkable/bikable distance to a park or urban trails, and not too far from downtown. Looking to keep it under 200k. In short, an urban oasis, lol. It seems of the neighborhoods I have researched, Squirrel Hill, East Liberty, Morningside, Observatory Hill, and Regent Square seem to fit my bill. Any thoughts or insights about these areas or any I may have missed would be greatly appreciated!! Looking forward to having you all as my new neighbors in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh! Thanks in advance for your help
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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I think you are looking in the right general areas, but I'd add Friendship, Highland Park, and Point Breeze to your list.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:25 PM
 
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yankee, the first thing that comes to mind is the Mount Washington and Duquesnt Heights neighborhoods, with homes you may enjoy and other amenities you mentioned.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Was wondering what neighborhood might be a good choice for future investment. Maybe an up and coming neighborhood, or one that's on the cusp?
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Was wondering what neighborhood might be a good choice for future investment. Maybe an up and coming neighborhood, or one that's on the cusp?
For neighborhoods near the ones we have been discussin on the cusp I'd be looking at Polish Hill, Garfield, East Liberty, North Point Breeze, and parts of Wilkinsburg near but not in Regent Square. Of course with the potential for greater reward comes greater risk, meaning the anticipated redevelopment of these areas could fail to materialize in a timely fashion.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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I'd add Mt. Washington, Brookline, and Beechview to the list. Parts of the West End, too.

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Old 02-28-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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There are transitional areas on the North Side too . . . I just don't know that area well enough to be specific.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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Would add Uptown as well.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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Would add Uptown as well.
I was thinking about that myself. I just don't know what is actually available for purchase in Uptown right now.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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I think it's mostly rows in Uptown. The ones for sale via typical channels are generally closer to the Birmingham Bridge end rather than closer to Downtown. I can't think of any houses that are detached there, but that doesn't mean there aren't any.

Never seems to be a lot on the market when I look, but then I'm judging by winter right now and more goes up for sale in the spring.
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