3 Neighborhoods and 3 Blogs – IheartPGH talks Pittsburgh Neighborhoods with AOL's Rented Spaces Blog

rentedspacesLast week we had the opportunity to suggest some Pittsburgh neighborhoods and blogs for a post on AOL’s Rented Spaces about top housing markets in Pittsburgh and Louisville.

AOL’s Rented Spaces – “Insiders’ Tips on Top Housing Markets” - March 5, 2010 by Katie McCaskey

Pittsburgh

Searching for a hot neighborhood in the Steel City? Popular Pittsburgh blogger Lindsay Patross of IHeartPGH.com offers three recommendations: downtown adjacent East Liberty (recently profiled in The New York Times), South Side, and Mount Washington.

She recommends a few hangouts, too. The Shadow Lounge in East Liberty offers live music, poetry readings, and African dance, among other events. OTB Cafe (OTB Bicycle Cafe), located in the South Side mixes bikes, beer, and “bloody good food.” Redbeards Bar and Grill in Mount Washington, offers an outdoor patio and fans devoted to their chicken wings.Read up on the city before you move to Pittsburgh, or, to suss out where you’d like to live next. Patross recommends checking out local bloggers Joe and Betsy.com. She also recommends FoodBurgh and Franktuary for notes on the food scene and Should I Drink That for craft beer recommendations around the city.

(Check out more of Pittsburgh’s hot spots here.)

What are your Top 3 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods?  What are your top 3 favorite Pittsburgh blogs?

Lindsay About Lindsay

Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.

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  • Mandy

    The Strip! Lawrenceville, Shadyside! iheartPGH of course… eatPGH & Looking Sharp!

  • JeanC

    Top 3 Neighborhoods:Regent Square- Slightly bias because I live there, but Frick Park + D's + friendly/unique people = why RS is awesome! Though not a lot of people live there, I'd say the Strip District is my second favorite just because of the atmosphere and great vendors. It's the one place I have to take all of my out of town guests. Last, I'm going to agree with the South Side. Such a fun area with great shopping, bars, and restaurants. If only the parking situation was better… Favorite Blogs (other than IHeartPGH!):That's Church (me = minion of PittGirl)FoodBurghSecret Agent L

  • mollyboswell
  • Jackie

    Regent Square! Lived there for 2 years in grad school and wish I had the money to have bought my house there! Simply AMAZING!

  • http://greghauenstein.com/ Greg Hauenstein

    My favorite hoods are Lawrenceville, Oakland, and the South Side.Favorite Pgh blogs are That's Church, 2 Political Junkies, and IheartPGH.Honorable mention goes to ex-burgher Justin Kownacki.A question I have: what happened to OMGPittsburgh.com? It's a great concept and it's now broken and abandoned.

  • http://sapphicrunner.blogspot.com/ Ellen Maddock

    North Side, the Strip, and Lawrenceville are three of my favorite Pittsburgh 'hoodsFavorite Pgh Blogs: Steeltown Anthem: http://steeltownanthem.wordpress.com/, Table and Spoon: http://www.tableandspoon.com/, The Northside Chronicle (paper and blog): http://www.thenorthsidechronicle.com/blog/index…..

  • bwiewiora

    Greenfield is definitely at the top of my list. Some great local establishments (for example, Hough's), easy to get to anywhere, and one of the best community groups in town, Connect Greenfield (http://www.connectgreenfield.org).Another great one is Polish Hill. Both of these neighborhoods are still under the radar, very affordable and very convenient.

  • Mandy

    The Strip! Lawrenceville, Shadyside!
    iheartPGH of course… eatPGH & Looking Sharp!

  • JeanC

    Top 3 Neighborhoods:
    Regent Square- Slightly bias because I live there, but Frick Park + D’s + friendly/unique people = why RS is awesome! Though not a lot of people live there, I’d say the Strip District is my second favorite just because of the atmosphere and great vendors. It’s the one place I have to take all of my out of town guests. Last, I’m going to agree with the South Side. Such a fun area with great shopping, bars, and restaurants. If only the parking situation was better…

    Favorite Blogs (other than IHeartPGH!):
    That’s Church (me = minion of PittGirl)
    FoodBurgh
    Secret Agent L

  • Anonymous

    Aspinwall, Shadyside, Lawrenceville

    http://www.bloguntilgoldenbrown.com
    http://www.iheartpgh.com
    ??

  • Jackie

    Regent Square! Lived there for 2 years in grad school and wish I had the money to have bought my house there! Simply AMAZING!

  • http://greghauenstein.com/ Greg Hauenstein

    My favorite hoods are Lawrenceville, Oakland, and the South Side.

    Favorite Pgh blogs are That’s Church, 2 Political Junkies, and IheartPGH.

    Honorable mention goes to ex-burgher Justin Kownacki.

    A question I have: what happened to OMGPittsburgh.com? It’s a great concept and it’s now broken and abandoned.

  • http://sapphicrunner.blogspot.com/ Ellen Maddock

    North Side, the Strip, and Lawrenceville are three of my favorite Pittsburgh ‘hoods

    Favorite Pgh Blogs: Steeltown Anthem: http://steeltownanthem.wordpress.com/, Table and Spoon: http://www.tableandspoon.com/, The Northside Chronicle (paper and blog): http://www.thenorthsidechronicle.com/blog/index.php

  • Anonymous

    Greenfield is definitely at the top of my list. Some great local establishments (for example, Hough’s), easy to get to anywhere, and one of the best community groups in town, Connect Greenfield (http://www.connectgreenfield.org).

    Another great one is Polish Hill. Both of these neighborhoods are still under the radar, very affordable and very convenient.

    • http://www.iheartpgh.com IheartPGH

      Thanks for sharing – I didn’t know about the Connect Greenfield website. Polish Hill is great and they have a great blog too – http://blogski.phcapgh.org/

  • http://www.iheartpgh.com IheartPGH

    Thanks for sharing – I didn't know about the Connect Greenfield website. Polish Hill is great and they have a great blog too – http://blogski.phcapgh.org/

  • http://www.iheartpgh.com IheartPGH

    Thanks for sharing – I didn't know about the Connect Greenfield website. Polish Hill is great and they have a great blog too – http://blogski.phcapgh.org/ n

  • http://www.iheartpgh.com IheartPGH

    Thanks for sharing – I didn't know about the Connect Greenfield website. Polish Hill is great and they have a great blog too – http://blogski.phcapgh.org/ n

  • Heather

    use to live in greenfield on Hoosac st right off greenbfield Ave.

    now i live in the East Pgh side,which is not far.