Where Your House Sells the Quickest in the Pittsburgh Area

The real-estate website Zillow has ranked the region's 50 hottest housing markets. Do you live in one of them?

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It's as important to know for home sellers and home buyers: Where do houses in the Pittsburgh area sell the quickest?

According to the real-estate website Zillow, the answer is McCandless. Homes there spent an average of 70 days on the market.

The Pittsburgh Business Times asked Zillow to collect the data on the top 50 Pittsburgh-area markets as of July 2015. Zillow also ranked the communities by their market health as it compares to other areas across the country. Here are the Pittsburgh area's top 10: 

Community Avg. Days on Market Market Health
1. McCandless 70 7.78 (out of 10)
2. South Fayette 74 7.43 (out of 10)
3. Whitehall 74 4.4 (out of 10)
4. Bethel Park 76 7.46 (out of 10)
5. Cranberry Township 76 6.69 (out of 10)
6. Moon Township 79 7.9 (out of 10)
7. Shaler Township 80 9.27 (out of 10)
8. Mt. Lebanon 82 9.53 (out of 10)
9. Upper St. Clair 82 9.53 (out of 10)
10. Penn Township 84 5.88 (out of 10)

Click here to see where you town ranks.


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#GettingAround: Mon Incline Closing for 3 Months

In addition to the usual after-the-holiday-weekend blues, Mount Washington commuters Tuesday will have a new headache. The Mon Incline, which connects Station Square to Grandview Avenue near the Shiloh Street business district, is closing Sept. 8 for an approximate 12-week improvement project. 

The Allegheny Port Authority says commuters will have several options for getting up and down the mountain during the closure:

  • Shuttle service between the upper and lower Monongahela Incline stations, operating during the regularly scheduled incline service hours.
  • The Route 40 Mount Washington bus route from downtown, through the South Hills Junction to Mount Washington.
  • The G2 West Busway route that runs between downtown and Carnegie, providing service to the lower Duquesne Incline South Shore West station at Carson Street. After riding up the Duquesne Incline, riders can take the Route 40 to the nearby Shiloh Street business district.

Despite those options, Shiloh Street business owners are worried.

“You can definitely notice a difference in our business when the incline’s not operating or the weather is bad,” Shiloh Grill Manager Jeron Sedlock tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Absolutely it affects business.”

The Mon Incline first opened on May 28, 1870, and has undergone four previous renovations. The latest improvements include replacements to rail and safety cables and the refurbishment of the incline cars and stations.

The authority is aiming to have the incline back in operation by Light Up Night in late November.


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