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Old 02-28-2007, 11:11 AM
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I am searching for info on Mt. Lebanon. Housing, schools and crime to be exact. I grew up in the east hills, and lived out of state for about 12 years or so. I am assuming alot has changed... Thanks in advance for any help or info!

What developments are nice, affordable (under 200k) and have the best schools and etc?

We have not lived in Pgh for a long long time and am not familiar with this "particular" area but always had the impression it is safe and respectable. And that it would be the best area for us as that would close to our businesses/ professions.

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Old 02-28-2007, 01:12 PM
Location: S.W.PA
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A premier suburb, Mt. Lebanon is one of the most sought after neighborhoods to live in. The 2 primary reasons are: the quality of the school system, and the character (charm?) of the architecture.
As just published, the high school has the best SAT scores of all the public schools in the Pittsburgh region, barely beating out Upper St. Clair. Elementary schools are very good - there are several as these are neighborhood schools. There is no bus service, so kids either walk to school or are driven. The main street has more boutiques than it did 12 years ago. There is a very nice library that has been built since then as well. Mt.Lebo has gone a bit more upscale over the years. As you may remembr, the homes are mostly smallish brick and stone tudor style single family houses, though there are a surprising amount of multi-family rentals around. You can readily find 3 bedroom homes for 200K, but they will not be on prime, centrally located streets. 4 bedroom homes will be tougher , but not impossible to find for that money. There is a neighborhood on the otherside of Castle Shannon Blvd. - Sunset Hills- that has a lot of nice properties for 200K and less. This is also very safe community.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:02 AM
Location: TX
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I don't know if you can find a nice home in Mt Lebo for $200K. Bethel Park yes and Upper ST.Clair maybe but they will be in need of work. Plus you are in Allegheny County and thus paying high Allegheny Taxes.

Just south of Upper ST.Clair is Washington County where real estate and taxes are lower and the schools are getting bettter and better. Peter's Township probably has the best school system in Wash. County but it is not with out it's problems. You can still find a nice 3 bed in Peters for $200K but again they will need work. We sold ours last year for $210, but we had redone the entire house. The older neighborhoods are desireable because of the old 1/2 acre zoning law.

My next choice for good schools and getting better is the cannonMac school district. North Stabaine township is very nice and homes are better priced. Alot more older homes in that school district.

The commute is not that much futher than Upper st.Claire but you will save a ton on Taxes. Good luck!!
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:17 PM
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Default Thank you Both!

I really appreciated your help and feedback
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:20 PM
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I keep looking... You may end up very disappointed under 200.
It's not as great as people say, it's not worse than most other area.
There are serious issues never spoken of.
Just be in guard like any other area, or you may be sorry.
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