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As a cultural hub of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh continues to draw some of the most exciting arts and entertainment in the country, and 2014 is already poised to be an outstanding year for live music. American hit maker, Billy Joel, returns to Pittsburgh at the end of February to tickle the ivories and lead a crooning crowd through several choruses of “Piano Man.” The following month continues the celebration of classic American rock music as more than a dozen guitarists grace the stage of the Benedum Center on the “Experience Hendrix” tour. Some of the more notable guitarists being featured in the show are Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson and Zakk Wylde (of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society). March also brings one of the hottest tickets of the springtime to the Petersen Events Center as the wildly popular Avett Brothers return to Pittsburgh with supporting group, Old Crow Medicine Show. This will certainly be a hit with the many college students residing in Oakland.

Lobos Management has several properties that are a stone’s throw from the Events Center, offering residents quick access to the busy and bustling streets of Oakland.  Craig Manor, for instance, is just blocks from the University of Pittsburgh and from Carnegie Mellon University making it an ideal apartment building for anyone with regular business in Oakland. Craig Manor is conveniently located and offers easy access to public transportation, shopping, dining and nightlife. For more information about Lobos Management or any of our other Oakland area apartments, please visit our website at www.lobosmanagement.com or track us down on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lobosmanagement.        

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Pittsburgh neighborhood Highland Park is known for its colossal houses, ornate architecture, spacious yards, and distinctive wooded scenery. The many trees that line the streets of the neighborhood offer shade in the summertime but also hint at the general majesty of the park itself, the Pittsburgh Zoo, and the natural surroundings of the area. One aspect of Highland Park that often gets lost in the natural beauty of the neighborhood, however, is the small but highly prized business district along the blocks of Bryant Street. Some of the city’s most highly rated dining establishments are located along Bryant Street: Park Bruges CaféJoseph Tambellini Restaurant, and E2. Park Bruges is the newly opened location of the successful Point Breeze eatery, Point Brugge, a traditional Belgian styled bistro that is commonly heralded for their pommes frites and craft beer selection. Park Burges adopts a similarly Belgian menu but offers regular live entertainment with its Monday evening jazz series feature the Park Bruges House Band. For some of the best Italian inspired cuisine in the city, Joseph Tambellini offers expertly prepared veal, chicken, steak, and pasta dishes to hungry patrons. Paired with one of their extensive collection of California and Italian wines, a meal at Joseph Tambellini can make for the perfect romantic evening. A wonderful addition to the culinary landscape of Highland Park is Chef Kate Romane’s E2, a small but welcoming restaurant offering rustic Mediterranean fare and specializing in small plates of locally sourced produce and goods. The recently opened downstairs seating area has effectively tripled the capacity of the restaurant making this the perfect place to share a meal with friends and family.

 

With so many fine dining options available in the Bryant Street business district, it is no wonder that Highland Park is such a desirable neighborhood for residential living. Lobos Management’s Yorkshire Apartments is located right at the heart of the neighborhood providing quick access to Bryant Street, the park, and the Pittsburgh Zoo. Situated at the corner of Callowhill Street and North St. Clair Street, this Lobos Management property is just blocks from the Highland Park business district and even closer to the park entrance making this the ideal location for any neighborhood resident. For more information about Lobos Management or any of our other Highland Park area apartments, please visit our website at http://www.lobosmanagement.com or track us down on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lobosmanagement.         

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The city of Pittsburgh has two central arteries that run parallel through neighborhood after neighborhood: Penn and Liberty Avenues. Where South Aiken crosses the intersection at Centre Avenue – bridging Shadyside into Bloomfield – Liberty Avenue picks up and extends through the main drag of Bloomfield, on into the Strip District, and then into downtown Pittsburgh. Although Liberty is a relatively short stretch of city road, it does serve as a main passage through the very heart of the city where it converges with Penn Avenue at Point State Park. The much longer of these two roads, Penn Avenue, shoots away from Liberty at Main Street where Bloomfield meets Lawrenceville and continues through Garfield, East Liberty, Point Breeze, and Wilkinsburg until it merges into the William Penn Highway which eventually serves as a gateway to the Parkway East. Downtown, Penn Avenue is home to the Cultural District of the city where Heinz Hall, the Byham Theater, and the Benedum Center draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Continuing away from the Point, Penn Avenue cuts through the Strip District and into Lawrenceville, a neighborhood that is quickly becoming a city hotspot for arts, nightlife, and high end dining.

 

With these two major arteries moving through so many city neighborhoods, it stands to reason that Lobos Management would have many properties available along these highly trafficked routes. In addition to the many properties maintained in the Shadyside / Bloomfield part of Pittsburgh, Lobos Management also has buildings all throughout the East End, providing quick access to Penn Avenue and ultimately to the Parkway East. Baum Grove, for instance, is just one block from Penn Circle; Lobos Management’s Highland Manor and Fenwyck Apartments are equally close to this important city street. For more information about Lobos Management or any of our other East End area apartments, please visit our website at www.lobosmanagement.com or track us down on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lobosmanagement.         

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Although bowling is one of America’s most celebrated pastimes, the city of Pittsburgh has relatively few options for league or recreational ten pin. Lawrenceville’s Arsenal Lanes brings a hip spin to the sport by booking theme nights, live bands, and dance contests. Monroeville’s Miracle Lanes – filming site of the classic comedy Kingpin – features “cosmic bowling,” a music and light show experience that turns bowling into an instant party.  One of the most conveniently located and affordable alleys within the city limits is in the heart of Squirrel Hill: Forward Lanes. This no-frills facility provides a kitschy and cozy atmosphere that is decorated with retro bowling equipment and vintage décor. For an inexpensive evening with family or friends, Forward Lanes is the best bowling bang for the buck. Individual games are regularly just two dollars, but on occasional weeknights, flat rate prices for the entire evening are just ten dollars per person. Shoe rental is also an affordable two dollars for the entire evening. Forward Lanes is available for group outings, social events, and private parties.

 

Lobos Management has several properties that are located within a short distance of Squirrel Hill’s Forward Lanes: the Morrowfield building on the corner of Ikon Way and Morrowfield Avenue; the Shady Avenue building just off of Forward Avenue; and the Tilbury building at the corner of Alderson and Tilbury. Each of these properties offers quick access to the main business strips in Squirrel Hill – Murray Avenue and Forbes Avenue – where residents can enjoy shopping, dining, nightlife, and recreational bowling. Murray Avenue is home to dozens of restaurants, a Giant Eagle, an independent movie theater, and plenty of specialty stores. With so much to do just blocks away from these Lobos Management properties, Squirrel Hill is the perfect city neighborhood: community oriented, close to everything, and affordable. For more information about Lobos Management or any of our properties in Squirrel Hill, please visit our website at http://www.lobosmanagement.com or track us down on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lobosmanagement.   

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The city of Pittsburgh has a deeply rooted tradition in professional baseball beginning with the Pirates officially joining the National League in 1887. Just over twenty years after joining the league, the franchise constructed Forbes Field in Oakland which served as home to the Buccos until 1971. During the team’s first year on the field, the Bucs were led to a World Series title by Hall of Famer, Honus Wagner, the Steel City’s “Flying Dutchman.” In the decades to come, the Pirates claimed the Series again in 1960 with Bill Mazeroski’s game winning home run and then again in 1971 behind the Golden Glove and swinging bat of Roberto Clemente. Forbes Field was an integral part of the Pittsburgh landscape for more than sixty years, and although the stadium is no longer standing, there are some remaining remnants that still attract historians and sports enthusiasts alike. Stadium walls have been worked into the local architecture to commemorate significant moments in Pirate history, and the home plate that Bill Mazeroski crossed to take the 1960 Series is built directly into the lobby floor of the University of Pittsburgh’s Posvar Hall. Every year, baseball fans gather at the site to express their love for the game, their hometown team, and the legacy of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

Surrounding Oakland’s shrine to our national pastime are several properties that are owned and maintained by Lobos Management. The Royal Windsor at 222 Melwood Avenue is a large property that houses efficiencies, one, two and three bedroom apartments and is located just blocks from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the historic home plate in Posvar Hall. Closer yet to the heart of Oakland is Lobos Management’s London Terrace, a beautifully maintained historic building at 135 – 137 Craig Street. With off street parking and access to everything that Oakland has to offer just steps away, London Terrace is a terrific rental option for the area. For more information about Lobos Management or any of our properties in Oakland, please visit our website at http://www.lobosmanagement.com or track us down on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lobosmanagement.

Located along the Ohio River, the Pittsburgh suburb of Monaca brings the charm of small town life to the thriving metropolitan area, making this an ideal waterfront community for area residents. With the city just twenty five miles down the river, access to the culture and business districts in Downtown Pittsburgh is quick for both drivers and those taking advantage of the area’s public transportation. Every October, the borough hosts the Monaca Fallfest where residents congregate around the town square to enjoy live entertainment, food, games, and craft demonstrations. The Fallfest also includes a 5K run, car cruise, and a Halloween parade, truly offering something for everyone. In addition to this celebration of autumn’s arrival, Monaca also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year: community picnic days, holiday decorating contests, catfish tournaments, karate competitions, a regional strongman competition, and even a bicycle rodeo. The borough works to maintain a schedule of community oriented activities and clearly values its residents as evidenced by these regularly sponsored recreational events.  With fall just around the corner, it might be time to think about making the move out of the city and into the tight-knit borough of Monaca.

 

Situated just off of the Township Marketplace and within eyeshot of the Ohio River, Lobos Management’s Colonial Arms building is at the heart of Monaca’s town square – just minutes from area shopping, dining, and nightlife.  The spacious one and two bedroom apartments are equipped with dishwashers, garbage disposals, and central air conditioning; also, residents are provided off street parking and centralized laundry facilities. In addition to its proximity to downtown Monaca, the Colonial Arms building is only fifteen minutes from the Pittsburgh International Airport, adding additional convenience to business travelers and weekend jetsetters. For more information about Lobos Management, Colonial Arms, or any of our other properties in the Airport area, please visit our website at http://www.lobosmanagement.com or track us down on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lobosmanagement.   

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Amusement parks have a long tradition in Western Pennsylvania, many of which were founded at the end of the nineteenth century. In the northern corner of the state is Conneaut Lake Park, a family resort that originally opened to the public in 1892. Farther south in Ligonier, PA is Idlewild Park and Soak Zone, an established site for recreation and congregation since 1878. And naturally, the shining star of Pittsburgh area amusement parks is West Mifflin’s Kennywood Park, opened originally in 1898 as a trolley park that quickly morphed into the area’s largest amusement attraction. The long legacy that is firmly established by these historic parks has helped to create some smaller amusement areas in the Pittsburgh metropolitan region. Most notable of these smaller parks is Wildwood Highlands, a family fun center located in the North Hills. Wildwood Highlands provides some of the best weekend entertainment in the area offering go karts, miniature golf, snow tubing, bumper boats, and a laser tag arena. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Wildwood Highlands transforms its outdoor tented pavilion into a concert venue for local musical performers and variety shows. The park is available for hosting private engagements such as birthday parties and work outings and is conveniently located just a few short miles from Downtown Pittsburgh.

 

Also in the North Hills is Lobos Management’s Waldorf Park Apartments, a large housing complex located on McKnight Circle. One of the most exciting aspects of Waldorf Park is the building’s emphasis on community and congregation. Public areas include a party room – which is available to all residents – a weight room, an indoor / outdoor swimming pool, and onsite picnic areas. Aside from the building’s close proximity to Wildwood, this Lobos Management property is also located within seconds of the shopping, dining, and nightlife along McKnight Road. For more information about Lobos Management, Waldorf Park, or any of our other properties in the North Hills, please visit our website at http://www.lobosmanagement.com or track us down on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lobosmanagement.  ImageImage


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