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If you are planning a move to Pittsburgh and have school-aged kids then one of your biggest concerns may be the school district. If so, then a good place to start is at www.greatschools.org. GreatSchools is the country's leading source of independent information on school performance. You can use the site to search for and compare schools in a particular area. A recent look at Pittsburgh area high schools turned up a group of schools that scored a 10 on the GreatSchools rating system. These included: North Allegheny Bethel Park Fox Chapel Area Hampton Mount Lebanon Pittsburgh High School for (1 comments)
Highland Park is both the community and the name of one of Pittsburgh’s major city parks located northeast of the city. The grand homes of Highland Park neighborhood line North Highland Avenue and the central business district is on Bryant Street, which features a few small shops and restaurants.
One of the nicest things about Highland Park is it’s proximity to so many things to do. It’s the home of the Pittsburgh Zoo, the city's only long-course pool which occupies an impressive 13,600 square feet, the Super Playground, a cycling track, walking trails galore and the Highland Park Entry (0 comments)
Great Pittsburgh Website Alert: Living Pittsburgh - 07/17/10 12:44 PM
I came across a great Pittsburgh website today and wanted to let others know about it. LivingPittsburgh.com is a one-stop source for all things free and affordable in our city. They have listings for free events, discounted eats, family activities, fun things to do and stuff for your health and home. The site is really well organized and has terrific info. I especially like the ability to find things happening by day of the week and neighborhood. They also have what they call start to finish discounts, like Inexpensive Date Nights and eco-friendly deals. Definitely a great site to check out. (0 comments)
Hampton Township, PA Ranked #2 Best Town For Families - 07/17/10 10:44 AM
Located north of Pittsburgh, the bedroom community of Hampton Township was recently voted the Number 2 Best Town in the Country for Families by Family Circle Magazine. Of course, since I grew up there it doesn't surprise me at all! Hampton has always had a wonderful community atmosphere, a great school district (A perfect 10 ranking from greatschools.com) and beautiful homes to choose from. It is a great cross between those that want convenience to activities, shopping and the city, but still be in a family-friendly semi-rural community. You can read the entire story online at Family Circle Magazine. Buying a (2 comments)
7 Tips For Staging Your Home - 07/15/10 11:32 PM
7 Tips for Staging Your Home Make your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (3 comments)
Green Or Not, Your Home Is Overpriced. - 07/13/10 08:18 AM
I've recently had the opportunity to listing several green homes. At first, I was excited for the opportunity, until I realized that the sellers were unrealistic and believed that having a green home would add an enormous amount to the resale value. FACT: Home buyers are attracted to the idea of a green home but they won't pay a huge increase in price just for those features. Of course, there are some statistics that justify some increase in the value of of your home for green features, for example: Many builders across the country have found that energy efficient and solar (8 comments)
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA Shadyside, named for its shady lanes and the 19th century railroad station that once stood in the area, is one of Pittsburgh’s most popular neighborhoods. Its proximity to the city, universities, and hospitals has made it an attractive choice for students, academics, young professionals and affluent families. A Fab Location This bustling urban area sits just 4 miles to the east of Downtown Pittsburgh and less than a mile from the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham University and Carlow University. It also within 2 miles of the University of Pittsburgh Medical (2 comments)
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