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Old 07-24-2007, 06:38 AM
 
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I'm moving to Butler soon, sight unseen, and wanted to know if anyone knows anything about it.
Thanks.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: NW PA
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I know a little, maybe I can help some.
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:15 PM
 
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Hi Deborah53,
I'm moving up to Butler in early August. What can you tell me? I'm very excited and looking to meet people. Tell me all you know.
Thanks,
Merrybelle53
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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Butler is a relatively small town with a mall, several shopping plazas, walmart, sams club, a fairly active downtown/mainstreet and most franchised restaurant chains. Steel, agriculture and tourism are the three main industries. Lots of small mfg businesses and service operations. Lots of history and historical sites around the area. Many small, quaint towns all around Butler. Butler has it's own Symphony, Choral Society, several community theatres, a community college, Slippery Rock University (and it's culture and sports!) It's about an hour north of Pittsburgh's big city cultural centers, sports teams, etc. It's all in what you make of it I guess... Good luck and feel free to shoot me any specific questions - I'll do what I can
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:24 PM
 
Location: NW PA
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Merrybelle53,

Chapman Place did a great run down of Butler. It is a town hilly town with some neat neigborhoods and some scary ones. Don't know your age, but if young you need to be cautious of drugs(heroin etc.)

Near by is Moraine State Park and an outlet mall in Grove City. Easy area to get around. If you aren't use to Western PA know that deer are plentiful on the roads.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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Oh my........heroin??? Do they put it in the drinking water??? Which are the scary neighborhoods? What is scary about them? Could you name some streets that I should stay away from?

Thanks,
Mary
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy,Earth,Northern Hemisphere,North America,USA,Pennsyltucky
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Oh my........heroin??? Do they put it in the drinking water??? Which are the scary neighborhoods? What is scary about them? Could you name some streets that I should stay away from?

Thanks,
Mary
Just like all towns, there's problems. And there are not so nice neighborhoods. Street names? Best advice to you is to just drive around, see the area. You'll get an idea of the nice areas, and the not so nice areas. ....And I do realise you are being facetious with your question on heroin in the drinking water.

I don't know what you're looking for in the way of home prices, if you have kids, etc, the area from Portersville into town on rte 422 is nice.

Just drive around, and rent first before buying. That way, if you don't like the area, you're not stuck.

blessings, Shen
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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Hi Marybelle,
What are your transportation needs? If you have a vehicle your options are more. And perhaps one of the outlining townships will be a better option. If you are restricted by transportation and need to be in the town of butler, there are good sections to be had. I have lived and owned a house in downtown Butler and now live south of the town. My reason for leaving the town were related to the amount of rental properties nearby and the transient nature of the people living there. That doesn't mean that all areas in the town are transient... just the one that i was living in.
Paula
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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Check out the Freeport Road Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. You'll be made to feel welcome. It's a loving church with many good people. If you'd like to go to Sunday school, I'd recommend going to the laid-back adult class downstairs. There are classes for kids as well. Nursery and children's church are provided during the morning service which starts at 10:45 a.m.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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It struck me as being a rusting steel/ mill town with alot of old good buildings but with new developments going up and around. It looked like it had money in its day. Some good shopping areas. Grove City outlets are the best I've seen in Pa and I've seen many. They also had a great county fair in August. Good state parks nearby, McConnell's Mill was very scenic. It seems like a good area, close to Pittsburgh for day tripping and still pretty rural. The 60s Night of the Living Dead movie was filmed there and that cemetary is there somewhere.
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