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Lawrenceville: Should You Remodel in This Up-and-Coming Neighborhood?

Posted by Helene McQuaide on 8th September 2016

For many years, Lawrenceville was one of the last places homeowners considered when shopping for a new home. The industrial area may have been one of the largest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, but it didn’t appeal to upscale buyers.

Things have changed in recent years, as the town experienced a resurgence in popularity. Today, homeowners are flocking to buy a piece of Lawrenceville real estate. As you can imagine, although many of these houses could benefit from a little home remodeling, they offer an excellent return on investment for savvy buyers. Take a look at several reasons why it’s an excellent idea to consider making Lawrenceville your home.

Rising Home Prices

Lawrenceville home prices are currently in the mid-300 range, according to Trulia.com, and will only go up as more buyers discover this developing neighborhood. Now is an excellent time to buy a home or investment property in the town. Whether you prefer a home close to bustling Butler Street or opt for a house on a quieter side street, you can’t go wrong with a home purchase in Lawrenceville.

If you close on a house in Lawerenceville or already live there, one of the first things you may have considered is contacting a design-build remodeler. Whether you want to create your dream home or desire to create a luxurious home you can put on the market, remodeling a dated home is a good choice. Depending on the age and condition of your Lawerenceville home, it could use a little love. From energy efficiency improvements to full-scale, luxury design-build remodeling, Master Remodelers is here to help if you want the highest quality remodel for your home.

Amazing Neighborhood

The walkable neighborhood is perfectly suited for people who prefer to move on two feet rather than on four wheels. You’ll find an eclectic mix of stores, art galleries, and trendy restaurants and bars in Lawrenceville. Thanks to the development of several new apartment and condo complexes, the area is particularly popular in 2016, moving into 2017. The influx of professionals is one of the reasons that the area has become so vibrant. Although the millenials have spurred the development of the active dining, boutique shops, and nightlife scene, residents of all ages feel welcome in the neighborhood and really enjoy the sense of community.

Convenient Location

Lawrenceville offers convenient access to downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland, Shadyside, Highland Park, the Strip District, and other neighborhoods. The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has a campus there, as does Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Consortium. There’s no reason to leave the neighborhood for recreational activities. Butler Street features a movie theater and bowling alley that are particularly popular with weekend crowds, while Arsenal Park, once the site of the Allegheny Arsenal, offers tennis courts and walking and running paths.

Are you interested in a Lawrenceville property that needs help to realize its full potential? We’ll work with you to create remodeling plans that respect the character and history of your property, yet include all the most luxurious, modern conveniences. Call us to get the process started.


Lawrenceville Corporation: Home Page


Remodeling: 2016 Cost vs. Value Report


Trulia: Pittsburgh Home Prices Page


Pittsburgh Post Gazette: City in Motion: Downtown and Lawrenceville Are on The Rise. Millvale Too!


New York Times: Pittsburgh’s Youth-Driven Food Boom