(Closed) Any Pittsburgh Bees out there? (relocating)

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Post # 2
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Helper bee

I don’t know a lot about it, but I can tell you that the bison burger with country cheddar at Burgatory is the best burger I’ve had in my entire 37 years! lol 

I’m not a fan of driving in Pittsburgh…too many curves and hills in a small space. Felt very nervous because cars would be right on you bedore you noticed. 

 

Post # 3
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Honey bee

 

Oh, we are considering The Steel City for relocation so I’m gonna follow this thread, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Honey bee

 

And yeah, dragon, driving some of the roads is a hoot. We’ve only visited, so, I’m sure living there would make us more familiar with which turns are coming around the corner.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m originally from pgh (in nyc now). what area of the city are you moving too? my best advise is to just pick a neighborhood each weekend and explore. I love south side but maybe because I like to eat and drink!! Shadyside and lawrenceville are up and coming. I also really like the north shore…Beautiful views of the city and lots to do. Oh and be sure to check out the strip district to stock up on steeler gear because honey, if you live in the burg, you must become a steeler fan!!!

the city dies a bit in the winter but in the summer, there is the regatta and arts festivals downtown which draw huge crowds. If you like amusement parks kennywood is always a good time! 

Overall the city is so much different now than when I left 10 years ago. Its much more cultural now and there always seems to be something new popping up! I’m kinda jealous you are moving there. I would love to move back!!

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

delovely13:  I moved to Pittsburgh about 3 years ago, and I’m now engaged to a native Pittsburgher and here to stay!  I’m originally from Minnesota, and lived in San Francisco and Arizona for 4 years (and a brief stint in Alaska), and Pittsburgh is my favorite!

What area of the city is his job located?  Are you looking for jobs in a particular part of the city?  The answer to those questions will help with suggesting neighborhoods to live!

Pittsburgh has so many amazing local restaurants and bars.  A PP mentioned South Side – if you want to avoid college kids, I recommend only going there during the day.  Also, avoid Oakland.  Shadyside, Bloomfield, and the Strip District have a bunch of places to eat/drink!  I also recommend Squirrel Hill and Regent Square.  Highland Park also has a bunch of great local treats!  Some areas of downtown are great too.  You will spend a LOT of time exploring.  I suggest you don’t limit yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

Avoid the Hill District at night.  It’s centralized in the city.  There are other bad neighborhoods, but I can share those if you mention the area that you’re looking to live

There are also a bunch of parks, which is great for having a dog!

Explore some of the touristy areas – the Duquesne Incline, the River Walk, visit the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art and Natural History, catch a sporting event!  You’ll be visiting when baseball season starts – the Pirates games are cheap with a GORGEOUS view!  Schenley Park, The Frick, the Andy Warhol Museum.  The list goes on!

Welcome to Pittsburgh ๐Ÿ™‚  I hope you love it here as much as I do!

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Dragonfly715:  Driving is pretty darn terrible.  I’m from an area with a bunch of freeways/multi-lane highways… something Pittsburgh is seriously lacking.  You get used to it, though.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

delovely13:  I’ve lived in the Burgh my whole life and LOVE it! Couldn’t live anywhere else.

It’s a pretty affordable city to live in, so it just depends on what you’re looking at. North Hills and South Hills are both good, and areas of the city are, too, if you’re okay paying more in taxes lol.

Honestly, I think one of the reasons so many people love this city is because it’s so diverse. We’re a big, diehard sports town, but we also have a lot of culture. There are a ton of museums, the science center, Heinz History Center, sports museum, etc. There are 3-4 theaters within 2-3 blocks of each other downtown where you can see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh CLO (musicals), operas, and all kinds of things.

 

Even the weather’s diverse – everything from -10 in the winter to 95+ in the summer, and everything in between.

We have bike trails, hiking trails, shopping, a zoo, an aviary …. I mean, really, I feel like almost any personality or lifestyle could find a niche here.

Welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

delovely13:  To be honest, I wouldn’t live in Mt. Washington, Lawrenceville, or South Side (definitely not South Side).  South Side has been getting worse in just the few years I’ve been there… lots of crime and drunken stupidity.  Lawrenceville is “up and coming,” but it hasn’t necessarily up and come yet… our Best Man lives there, so we visit him every once in awhile, and it’s not great yet.  It sounds like you’re mostly looking in the city, but the neighborhoods are very spread out.  I don’t know what your budget for a rental is, but if you’re looking in the city, I do recommend Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, or Highland Park.  I live in the South Hills, so I could also better direct you over there.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I live in Pittsburgh.. born and raised here!  I love it.

I work downtown and live in an apartment on Mt. Washington about a block back from Grandview avenue. It is so convenient for work; I have about a 10 minute commute.  I love living on Mt. Washington. It is super safe as long as you stay closer to Grandview Avenue on the Duquesne Incline side.  I would 100% recommend it!

I don’t really like Lawrenceville, it is “up and coming” like other posters have said, but it is very hipsterish.  Regent Square is on the east side of the city which I don’t find convenient.  South Side isn’t bad… parking is difficult if you live in the flats and the slopes are just what it sounds like… STEEP slopes.

Good luck!  I think you will like it here!!!

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’m in suburbs (Monroeville side) so I can’t help much with where to live… but happy to help in any other way if you have questions!

Some of my favorite places in the city… Vanilla Pastry Studio (best cupcakes ever), Pairs 66 (french food / macarons), Pamela’s (best pancakes), spice island tea house (awsome hole-in-the-wall place for thai food). 

If you and your husband are at all interested in cars, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix happens every July and it’s a great time. Lots of events the entire month ending with a 2,000 car show and vintage racing. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

PSUgirl08:  This.

delovely13:  If you choose Mt. Washington, just don’t live too close to Mt. Oliver.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I have to kindly disagree with PP, Lawrenceville may be a good match for you  While some areas are a bit more run down then others it isn’t dangerous. I lived on 44th near Penn for several years. The night life there is definetly what you’re looking for. Tender, New Amsterdam, Round Corner Cantina and Full Pint Wild Side pub to name a few.

Also, our Downtown area has transformed almost totally in the last 15 years. Not sure if you’d want to live down there but there are a ton of great bars that you should check out. My favorites are all in the “cultural district”, on the end of downtown closest to the Strip District where all of our theaters are. Sienna Mercado and Olive or Twist are my favorites.

Essentially, the safest areas have the least going on. I lived in Squirrel Hill and while it was super nice and family friendly I could only walk to about 1 crappy bar. This may not be important to everyone, but it sounds like it’s important to you as it is to me.

I’m not sure what the cost of living in is MN but if you have an ample budget to rent I would definetly check out The Strip or Downtown, you could live in a beautiful luxury building for tons less than most midsize cities.  We ended up in the country surrounding the city but I dream of what I could afford in the city now that I’m not a broke single gal.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

We’re moving to Pittsburgh too! We’re looking to buy a house, and we’ve seen a lot of postings in an area called Penn Hills. Can anyone tell me a bit about that area? Would it be a good place to look for houses or should I ignore choices from there? 

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