First of all, there’s a sense of community here that is hard to find elsewhere. You know your neighbors and they’re always willing to lend a hand or help you out with something. There are also lots of local churches and restaurants, which make it easy to get involved in the community if you’re looking for something like that! In addition to that, Carnegie Park and its dog park is amazing—it’s got everything from tennis courts to baseball fields, from playgrounds to a skateboard park. And don’t forget about our farmers market! It’s open every Saturday morning from 8am-noon on Grant Street in front of the library.
In addition to all those things, this area is really affordable compared with other Pittsburgh suburbs like Mt Lebanon or Upper St Clair (which are actually part of Allegheny County). So if you’re looking for cheap housing options while still having access to all the amenities of a major metropolitan area (including easy access into Downtown Pittsburgh via Route 51), then Carnegie could be right up your alley!
I’m from Carnegie, and I’d say the best reason to move here is location. We’re close to everything—the airport, downtown Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township—and you can get anywhere in no time at all. We also have a beautiful library and some great places to eat/hang out.
I’ve worked all over since moving here—Canonsburg, Warrendale, Robinson Township and Moon Township—and they’re all so accessible from Carnegie.
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1) Location, location, location. Carnegie is so close to everything. From the airport and downtown Pittsburgh, it’s just 15 minutes away. Up 79 to Cranberry? 20 minutes tops!
2) The people are amazing. We have such a great community of volunteers who work hard to make this town a better place for everyone who lives here—and that includes you!
3) The library is beautiful, and there are so many great places to eat and hang out like Manny’s Rook Station Café.
What I love about Carnegie is that it’s so close to Pittsburgh and Cranberry Township, but still has its own little community feel. It’s also very easy to get around—you can drive or take public transportation to get wherever you need to go.
The food scene is pretty good too! There are lots of restaurants and bars within walking distance, including Carnegie Coffee Company and Riley’s Pour House. If you want something more upscale, try Scoglio’s Greentree.
If you want some more activities, there are some really nice trails nearby—just head over to a trail. If you want some more culture, go check out the Carnegie Museum of Natural History or the Carnegie Art Museum. And don’t forget about our beautiful library!
I’d say the fact that it’s quiet and safe. You don’t have to worry about your home getting robbed or anything like that.
Christine nailed it. I might add relative affordable housing.
Great neighbors, lots of local churches, lots of delicious food options, Carnegie Park and dog park is amazing, location is great, farmers market, beautiful community, quiet and safe
I’ve been here 65 years It’s okay
Because Pops is here
You have to experience it!!!
The only good thing about Carnegie is the location. The taxes in Carnegie are insanely high! Comparable to Mt Lebanon and USC. Yet Carnegie has a crappy school district and no code enforcement so some neighborhoods look like a 3rd world country!
I was looking for a place where I could start fresh with my husband and two young children, and Carnegie has really been great for us. We love how close we are to Pittsburgh and all its amenities, but also that we have a safe neighborhood with lots of families around us.
I’m a new resident of Carnegie, and I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the friendly, welcoming vibe of the community. The people here are so friendly and nice!
I think one of the best things about this area is the sense of community that you find here. There are so many churches in town and lots of people who volunteer locally, so there’s always something going on that you can get involved with if you want to be part of it!
I also love the Carnegie Park District—it’s such a beautiful park with lots of wonderful amenities for families like ours (and dogs too!). We’re really enjoying getting out there every day for walks or picnics under the trees during lunch breaks from work.
Here are the top three reasons why we think Carnegie Pennsylvania is a great place to live:
1. Location, location, location
2. The people
3. The library