Located within Pennsylvania, United States, the borough of Carnegie is situated in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
Carnegie is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier areas, especially around one of the railway lines or Penn-Lincoln Parkway. It is occasionally hard to reach green spaces in the borough since they aren't well-distributed. Despite that, there are a few parks close by for residents to relax in.
Carnegie experienced its biggest housing boom pre-1960, so most of the available housing is from this era. Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing most of the dwellings in this borough, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The population residing in this borough is evenly split between renters and owners. This part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area has quite a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
House buyers in Carnegie will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. A limited variety of restaurants and coffee shops is available as well. As far as education is concerned, primary schools are not especially plentiful in Carnegie, and accordingly often beyond walking distance, and there are no high schools.
Carnegie will appeal to physically active house buyers because it is reasonably convenient for traveling on foot, although common amenities such as banks or post offices can be an occasionally long walk away. On the other hand, bicycling is challenging in this borough because cyclists are faced with a significant amount of hills. Nevertheless, the cycling network is good. The public transit network in Carnegie is rather poor. Thankfully, home owners benefit from a few bus lines, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. On the other hand, the car is very often the preferred approach to get around in this borough. Most homes for sale are a short drive from the closest highway, such as Penn-Lincoln Parkway, and it is very convenient to find a parking spot.