Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

When Interstate 279 North was completed, the area north of the city experienced a housing boom. In the north, you can find communities that mimic urban areas to classic suburban neighborhoods and rural communities. Below are some deserving a closer look. McCandless The town of McCandless is only 16.4 square miles, but it is packed with amenities from nearby North Park to LaRoche College, from

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

Many of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh are quite large in area, but there are smaller hamlets to be found within those larger municipalities. As is the case in most suburban communities, the closer you are to the city, the more established they are. Churchill Churchill is a small, lovely community 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. It is mostly residential with well-maintained, solidly built homes.

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Southern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Southern Suburbs

Like the North Hills, the South Hills contains many municipalities. One big difference is the South Hills has the “T”, the mass transit system that the North Hills lacks. Otherwise, in terms of amenities, the North Hills and South Hills share many of the same things. Bethel Park Bethel Park is a well established municipality and is convenient to South Park. It boasts quiet, stable

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Western Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Western Suburbs

With the opening of Robinson Town Centre, the Settler’s Ridge complex, and the Mall at Robinson, the western suburbs has seen an explosion of development. Its close proximity to one of the nation’s premiere airports, Pittsburgh International, has also made the area west of Pittsburgh one of the fastest growing in the region. Bridgeville Bridgeville is located in the southwest portion of Allegheny County. It

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: The City

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: The City

When you say you live in the city, images of small, older row houses with little or no yards may spring to mind, but within the city of Pittsburgh, you will find a variety of styles of homes and neighborhoods, each with its own personality. Here are some neighborhoods that are worth investigating if you are considering purchasing a home in the city: Bloomfield If

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Pittsburgh-Style Holiday Recipes

Pittsburgh-Style Holiday Recipes

Like most Pittsburghers, we at Popular Pittsburgh are a practical lot, interested in preparing delicious dishes with the least fuss and with ingredients that don’t require a loan from the bank. Thanksgiving is a well-known day for eating.  To help you prepare for your feast, we’ve included recipes for some essential dishes.  We’re giving you the easiest, tastiest, and most economical way to prepare them.

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Bill Strickland: The Solution Man

Bill Strickland: The Solution Man

“You’ve got to look like the solution, not the problem,” said Bill Strickland at a 2002 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference in Monterey, California. For nearly 50 years, Pittsburgh native Bill Strickland has been applying his simple solution to help at-risk kids, single parents, and displaced workers visualize and achieve their dreams. According to Strickland: You solve problems by creating a world-class environment because people

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Turkey Tips and the Legends and Lore of Thanksgiving Dinner!

Turkey Tips and the Legends and Lore of Thanksgiving Dinner!

Thanksgiving can be a confusing and overwhelming time when it comes to cooking. Luckily, you’re not alone when it comes to Thanksgiving cooking horror stories. For one Pittsburgher, the legend of the Paper Bag Turkey lives on. She decided to cook their turkey using the brown bag method for the first time. This method involves cooking the turkey in a brown paper bag and claims

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Hooray, It’s the Holidays in Pittsburgh! Light Up Night

Hooray, It’s the Holidays in Pittsburgh! Light Up Night

As fall fades into winter, the hours of daylight grow short, and darkness appears to reign.  For millennia, people have been “racing against the dying of the light” by observing various festivals and religious holidays that center on light overcoming darkness.  The Romans celebrated Saturnalia; the Celts, the Winter Solstice; the Jews, Hanukkah; and the Christians, Christmas.  All of these observances have light as an

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