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Old 05-16-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I work for property management company in NY and I have been asked to relocate to McKeesport. I have small childdren and getting them of the city may not be so bad. I know that I don't want to live in McKeesport. So what are some of the better areas for someone like me?
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Depends on how much you are making, and how far you want to commute. Sewickley is very nice and has a small twon feel, but it is pricey. Moon Township is a good area too, lots of stuff close by. Housing costs in Moon are about the national average. Moon is pretty much your average suburb.
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Moon and Sewickley are on the wrong side of the city for an easy commute. Would you be on call 24/7? West Mifflin would be the closest place. It's right across the Mon River. I think I would head towards Westmoreland County.
At least you already know that McKeesport is not the place to live. This is for anybody else not familiar with the area......... If you want your kids to have any chance in life at all, DO NOT LIVE IN MCKEESPORT.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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White Oak has nice neighborhoods. I would probably gravitate towards North Huntingdon/Irwin, though.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:54 AM
 
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McKeesport isn't very far from the Baldwin-Whitehall school district, which includes, ta-da!, the Boroughs of Baldwin and Whitehall.

http://bwschools.net

I live in Whitehall and spent my school years in the district. I think I got a great education there. The suburbs themselves have their not-quite-as-nice neighborhoods, but overall it's a great community.
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:32 PM
 
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I would have to agree with the others in saying that if you have kids stay out of McKeesport & White Oak because they both use the same public schools. Both have good areas but the schools leave a lot to be desired.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Could it be that in this thread some of the posters are confusing McKeesport with McKees Rocks? I don't live in PA, and at times I've been confused.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:46 PM
 
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Could it be that in this thread some of the posters are confusing McKeesport with McKees Rocks? I don't live in PA, and at times I've been confused.
Neither are desirable areas to live in the region, so I suppose it doesn't really matter. Unless you're interested in Strip Clubs, then the Rocks is the obvious answer.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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Default Elizabeth Township

Elizabeth Township is an easy commute into McKeesport on rt 48, as well as having a fairly decent school district. Buena Vista, and Elizabeth Twp are both an easy commute, and you're in nice family friendly suburbs and farmland.
Unfortunately, both are still in Allegheny County, so you'll pay the higher county taxes there, so you may wish to look further out into Westmoreland County. It just depends on how much of a commute you want, and what part of McKeesport your job is.

blessings, Shen
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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Default Relocated to McKeesport

Does your boss hate you?

I have a buddy who works out there, and from everything he's told me, it's not a pretty picture.
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