Hey everyone. Great site, my wife and I have lurked it for a while picking up tips on Pitt and surrounding cities. We are in the process of relocating from the Big Easy to Pittsburgh. We are originally from Upstate NY, (been in NO for 7 years), and are moving to Pitt basically because it's closer to home while still being affordable. After seven years of living in the shadow of the French Quarter, urban living is where it is at for us. Also we have some extended fam that live in Pitt. We've visited twice and are very impressed with Pittsburgh. We looked at houses all over the city and really liked Squirrel Hill. One neighborhood that we missed and I was wondering if anyone has input on is Lawrenceville. It seems like it might have a funkier edge that resembles "artsy" parts of New Orleans. And it seems like you can get in a fair amount cheaper than SH or Shadyside. We also looked at the South Side, but it really felt like you were buying in at the apex. We're subletting a place on Wightman for June and July just to get a "feet on the ground" look before buying. The impressions I got from web research is that Lawrenceville looks fairly safe below around 50th street. We don't need pristine, I just don't want open narcotics and the like on the corner. (First baby on the way, so that changes your perspective a bit.) Any advice or input is helpful. And if there are any Pittsburgh rugby players out there I look forward to putting boots on with/against you soon. Over a pint I could tell you an unreal story of New Orleans rugby putting it together this spring for a great playoff run. Half the guys living in trailers, that kind of thing.....Cheers and thanks again for a great forum.