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The Top 5 Trending Pittsburgh Suburbs To Move To

The Top 5 Trending Pittsburgh Suburbs To Move To

The Top 5 Trending Pittsburgh Suburbs To Move To

 

Whether you are moving to Pittsburgh from another city or just wanting to find a more suitable place to start your family within the city, parents always want what is best for their child. One of the main things that parents look for when moving to raise their family is the neighborhood.  This can play a huge role in the upbringing of their children as well as just what their family life is like in general.  Here are our top picks for the best suburbs for families in Pittsburgh.

  • Brookline

Safer than 71% of Pittsburgh neighborhoods with a median monthly rent of $720 and purchase price of $91,100.  

This neighborhood is a quiet and peaceful area for families to call home located just South of Downtown Pittsburgh and is also one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the city. You will find multiple parks and playgrounds as well as a growing business district within Brookline making it a great place for both adults and their children.  Some of the top things that you can do in this neighborhood include seeing a movie in the park, taking the kids to Moore Park to ride down the waterslide, indulge in some great food from Frank and Shirley’s Family Restaurant, Fiori’s Pizzaria or Pitaland and unwind your day with some great cocktails from the Boulevard Lounge.

  • Highland Park

Safer than 86% of Pittsburgh neighborhoods with a median monthly rent of $640 and purchase price of $150,700.

Made up of parks, playgrounds and a giant reservoir this neighborhood is mostly made up of green space.  This neighborhood has been marked 86 percent safer than any of the other neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.  There are a lot of great things to do in Highland Park.  The most popular thing to do in this suburb is visit the Pittsburgh Zoo.  You can also take a ceramics class at Union Project, an activity that is great for those of all ages.  

  • Point Breeze

Safer than 90% of Pittsburgh neighborhoods with a median monthly rent of $950 and purchase price of $276,800.

Point Breeze boasts some of the top rated schools in Pittsburgh including Shady Side Academy and Sterrett Classical Academy. The neighborhood also hosts many events such as a fall festival, Christmas get-togethers, community yard sales and so much more! Here you can check out the car and carriage museum, get the kids involved in the Point Breeze scavenger hunt, walk through Mellon Park and enjoy some friendly competition at The Climbing Wall.  Do not forget to round off your day with a trip to the build your own ice cream sandwich bar at Social.

  • Regent Square

Safer than 91% of Pittsburgh neighborhoods with a median monthly rent of $890 and a purchase price of $300,900.

This neighborhood hosts many neighborhood events and borders the largest park in Pittsburgh, Frick Park.  One fun activity to do in the neighborhood, that is also free, is to go to Frick Park and see how many of the over 100 bird species you can find! Frick Park also hosts a great tennis club that kids and adults can join.  Once you workout at the park you can sit down at Sahara Restaurant and Grill to sample some Turkish cuisine.

  • Squirrel Hill North

Safer than 95% of Pittsburgh neighborhoods with a median monthly rent of $970 and purchase price of $401,600.

Surrounded by some of the top universities, Chatham University, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University,  as well as some of the best libraries, museums and Schenley Park this is a neighborhood that is sure to bring plenty of culture, arts and family friendly activities.  A fun summer activity for the whole family includes going to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to watch vintage sports cars race and check out some classic cars too.  You can also check out some massive dinosaur skeletons, Egyptian artifacts and much more at the Carnegie Museum of National History or see some beautiful flowers at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. 

The Top 5 Trending Cleveland Suburbs To Move To

The Top 5 Trending Cleveland Suburbs To Move To

The Top 5 Trending Cleveland Suburbs To Move To

 

Whether you are moving to Cleveland from another city or just wanting to find a more suitable place to start your family within the city, parents always want what is best for their child. One of the main things that parents look at when moving to raise their family is the neighborhood.  This can play a huge role in the upbringing of their children as well as just what their family life is like in general.  Here are our top picks for the best suburbs for families in Cleveland.

  • Solon

With a median rent of $1400 and purchase price of $392,200.

Solon was ranked the top third safest neighborhood in the state of Ohio in 2021.  It has also been ranked nationally as one of the best places to raise a family which is why it has landed the first spot of our article.  The Solon Recreation Center not only plans and hosts many events for the children but they also make sure that the adults are having just as much fun as well! They also have the Grantwood Golf Course which sits adjacent to the Timberlake Recreation Park where families can have picnics and even fish in the lake.

  • Lakewood 

With a median rent of $990 and a purchase price of $196,000.

Lakewood is a great neighborhood for anyone from families to singles and even seniors. Though this neighborhood has plenty of homes with yards, wide sidewalks and parks it is also one of the more busy and densely populated neighborhoods in the Cleveland area.  This neighborhood is very walkable and packed with plenty of things for everyone to do from the water-edge to restaurants and bars to arcades and a short drive from Downtown Cleveland. 

  • Rocky River

With a median rent of $1200 and a purchase price of $321,400.

This neighborhood boasts schools that are ranked second in the state of Ohio.  It also boasts quiet and safe streets as well as plenty of outdoor activities for families. Rocky River Reservation is the home to several scenic trails, waterfalls, meadows and wetlands.  Rocky River also contains the Emerald Necklace Marina where you can kayak, canoe, paddle-board, bike, hike and fish.  After a long day at the marina do not forget to stop by the ice cream hut and cafe or check out some of the many restaurants and shops in the neighborhood.

  • Beachwood

With a median rent of $1,550 and a purchase price of $441,200.

Beachwood is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the Cleveland area just a 20 minute drive east of downtown.  Here you will find Beachwood Place, a popular shopping mall that hosts over 100 shops and restaurants.  Beachwood also has many outdoor activities for families to enjoy.  Locals love going to the Beachwood Aquatic Center, League Park and Acacia Reservation for some fresh air.  

  • Avon Lake

With the median rent of $1390 and purchase price of $311,200.

A neighborhood right on the lake is sure to be the home of many outdoor family friendly activities and that is exactly what you will find in Avon Lake.  Avon Lake hosts a sandy lakeshore as well as boardwalks and piers.  So although you are in Ohio you can feel as though you have entered a small beach town.  There are plenty of waterside parks for the family to enjoy and if you are looking for some adult time there are tons of adult sports leagues to join as well.  

8 Fun Spring Activities To Do In Pittsburgh

8 fun spring activities to do in pittsburgh

8 Fun Spring Activities To Do In Pittsburgh

 

Traveling to Pittsburgh for the first time or returning home to Pittsburgh for spring break and need something to do?  Here is a list of eight things that you can do in the city to make the most of your spring break!

 

1.Head To A Show

You can find many concerts and shows in multiple venues around Pittsburgh.  There is something for everyone’s taste whether that happens to be rock, pop, classical, theatre and anything in between.

 

2.Check Out The Museums

Happen to be there on a cool or rainy day? Escape the city’s weather by heading into one of the many museums. There’s the Andy Warhol Museum, the largest single artist museum in North America, the Carnegie Museums, the Mattress Factory, Randyland and many more.

 

3.Explore Phipps Conservatory And The Pittsburgh Zoo

While great for kids, the zoo and conservatory can be a great throwback for adults as well. 

 

4.Soak Up Some Views On Mount Washington

Mount Washington offers one of the best views of Pittsburgh.  There are also plenty of food and drink options there as well that make the trip well worth it.  

 

5.Take In The Strip District

The Strip District is a great place to experience Pittsburgh’s cultural diversity.  It provides a wide variety of meat markets, produce, ethnic grocers, restaurants and other vendors.  There are also different tours that can help familiarize you with the area. 

 

6.Catch A Pirates Spring Training Or Regular Season Game

Nothing says spring like heading to the ballpark for a game. And a perk? Ballpark food and drinks! Starting in early March you can head out to PNC Park for a ballgame.

 

7.Go Down To South Side

South side has a wide variety of bars that anyone from a college student on break to a retiree on vacation can have a good time at! At Bar 11 the bartenders give out silly toys to go with any drinks.  Who doesn’t love a surprise with their cocktail? Is drinking not your scene? No worries,  South side also has a wide variety of restaurants and shopping as well.

 

8.Visit The Oldest Restaurant In Pittsburgh

The Original Oyster House is located in Market Square and first opened in 1870.  It is now a designated historic landmark where old Pittsburgh photos and memorabilia line the walls and delicious cuisine is served. 

8 Fun Spring Activities To Do In Cleveland

the top 8 spring activities to do in cleveland

8 Fun Spring Activities To Do In Cleveland

 

Spring in Cleveland is unpredictable.  Some years it comes around in March while others it doesn’t turn up until May.  When Spring does turn up in Cleveland though, it is one of the most beautiful seasons.  If you find yourself in Cleveland for Spring here are some things that you don’t want to miss out on!

 

1.Try Maple Sugaring

A big event that many in Ohio and those visiting take part in every year during March is maple sugaring. During these events you will be shown how maple syrup is made and you will even get to try some fresh from the tree.  

 

2. Go for a Bike Ride

The temperature in the Spring is perfect for a nice bike ride and Cleveland is home to many bike paths (not just bike lanes on the road but dedicated bike trails) for the whole family to enjoy.  Some are even as long as 17 miles and many are along canals, lakes and rivers so you are sure to get a nice scenic view.

 

3.Search for Waterfalls

Thanks to all of the snow and rain that Ohio receives, waterfalls are great in the Spring. Many can be found in Cleveland and surrounding areas.

 

4.Attend a Festival

Though most festivals happen during the Summer in Cleveland there are still some great festivals in the Spring as well.  These include the International Film Festival, the Greek Fest, the Thyagaraja Festival and the Asian Festival.

 

5.Check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Are you a fan of Rock and Roll? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has some of the best Rock and Roll artists and pays homage to all genres of American music that has influenced and melded to become the evolving Rock and Roll that everyone knows and loves. 

 

6.Shop at West Side Market

West Side Market is a grand indoor market that was built in 1912.  Here you will find many vendors, grocers, bakeries, specialty items, meat markets and more!  

 

7.Spend the Day Relaxing at Edgewater Park

Edgewater Park is made up of 9000 feet of shoreline that contains dog beaches, swim beaches, boat ramps, fishing piers, picnic areas and grills.  This is a great place to spend the day relaxing with family or even getting some peaceful alone time.

 

8.Walk Around the Cleveland Metroparks

Bike, run or stroll through any part of this scenic sixty mile long string of parks, garden areas and beaches that encircle Cleveland.  Get some exercise or some peace while taking in the views and smelling the flowers around yo

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Pittsburgh

the top 10 reasons why you should move to pittsburgh

10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Pittsburgh

 

Need a fresh start or somewhere new?  Moving to Pittsburgh could be a good move for you. Considering moving to a new city and maybe even a new state will leave you with a lot of questions on your mind. If I move there, where will I live? What kind of community will I be in? What is there to do? What’s the city known for? 

 

Maybe you’re a little stressed out. Maybe you’re just excited and ready for a new chapter in your life. Below we will help you answer some of those questions that you have, and maybe some you had not even thought of yet, and show you why moving to Pittsburgh may be the move that changes your life for the better.  

 

  • The Great Livability 

Pittsburgh is celebrated as not only one of the most livable cities in America but also one of the most affordable cities as well.  The community has a large access to green space, healthcare, arts and culture and education.  It is even in one of the United States Blue Zones which means that the community is in an environment where making healthier lifestyle choices are easier to make or more avoidable. 

 

  • The Diversity

Boasting ninety neighborhoods, it is easy to find diversity in Pittsburgh.  Whether it be in the surrounding neighborhoods or even right in your own neighborhood.  Each offers a unique area to explore and find hidden gems throughout the neighborhood.  

 

  • The Small Town Feel in a Big City

Though Pittsburgh is a larger city, the many neighborhoods and diversity throughout them tends to make the city feel more familiar, homely and warm.  However, you still get to enjoy all of the amenities of being in a big city.

 

  • The Arts and Culture

No matter what time of the year it is or what the weather is like that day you can always count on being able to find entertainment throughout the city.  You can choose from a vast array of museums, art galleries, theaters, concerts and much more! Many favorites include Byham Theatre, the Benedum Center, the Mattress Factory, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

 

  • The Waterways

Sitting at the center of three waterways, Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio River, the city takes great pride in the beauty of their waterways.  Though not only are they beautiful, they also provide a great place to exercise and explore the city through activities such as running, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding or even taking a spin on the Gateway Clipper. 

 

  • Natural Resources

Pittsburgh is great for its skyscrapers and amazing downtown skyline but it is also home to many parks and green spaces both downtown and outside the downtown area.  Frick Park and Schenley Park are nestled in the city limits and many love to go there to spend time with their families outdoors and escape from the city life for a few seconds.  All of these parks provide endless opportunities for activities such as roller skating, running, biking, outdoor picnics and an all around great place to relax with friends and family and get away from the hustle and bustle.

 

  • The Transportation

Getting around Pittsburgh is made easy thanks to the several interstates that run through and around the city.  Nervous about driving in a big city? Going carless is a very reasonable option here as well.  There is a rail as well as a bus system throughout the city.  Bus service between 4:00 AM and 7:00 PM is even free within the downtown area most call the Golden Triangle.  There are also many bicyclist that promote biking as a way to get around. 

 

  • The Food and Drink Scene

This city does not hold back when it comes to restaurants and food vendors.  You will find plenty of options for food in each neighborhood.  Pittsburgh also boasts the Strip District where you will find most of the city’s nightlife as well as many great brunch spots.  Breweries are also making a rise in Pittsburgh with new many spots opening every year.

 

  • The Sports

Are you a huge sports fan? Then you are in luck as Pittsburgh is the home to three successful professional teams, the Steelers, the Pirates and the Penguins.  Thanks to all three team’s successes they have gained a loyal fanbase making Pittsburgh sports more enjoyable and exciting.

 

  • Kennywood Park

Kennywood just marked the opening of the tallest coaster in Pennsylvania named the Steel Curtain and also boasts the fastest coaster in Pennsylvania, Phantom’s Revenge, which was voted one of America’s best roller coasters by USA Today‘s national poll.  This amusement park has something for everyone whether it be thrill rides, calm rides or even just the classic amusement park foods.  You can also find plenty of events hosted at the park as well.

How to Pack a Kitchen Like a Professional Mover

Family of three beginning to pack a kitchen

Once you’ve followed our steps for organizing a kitchen for moving, the next step is to learn how to pack one like a pro. With all the fragile and heavy items in a kitchen, it’s easiest to leave packing one to professionals, but here’s how to pack a kitchen yourself and minimize the chance of breaking your appliances and glassware.

Invest in Quality Packing Materials

Weleski Transfer can provide the professional-grade packing materials you need to pack a kitchen and minimize damage to your kitchen goods, like cardboard dividers, packing paper to fill in gaps, and heavy duty boxes that can handle appliances and stacks of dishes.

If you’re using your own boxes, make sure they’re sturdy enough to handle heavy loads, get more boxes than you think you’ll need, and don’t skip out on padding. You can even use bath and dish towels in a pinch, and plastic wrap to keep stacked items from shifting in their boxes. You may also want to invest in color-coded labels so you can easily identify the boxes that are meant to go in your kitchen, and where they’re supposed to be stored.

Identify Your Essentials

If you’ll be making meals up until moving day, or if there’s anything you’ll need to unpack and use right away, set it aside to pack last. Leave out enough dishes and utensils for you and your family, your most-used pots and pans, and appliances you use every day like your microwave or coffee maker. When you pack these everyday essential items, be sure to label them accordingly so they won’t have to go hunting for them later.

Sort Items by Type

Instead of packing place by place in your kitchen, from the pantry to the drawers and cabinets, gather items of the same type from different locations around the kitchen into stacks or piles. Sort dry goods, utensils, pots and pans, glassware, and other categories into the same pile. This will help you remember which items are in which boxes, and will help you identify any duplicates or other things you won’t need in your new kitchen. It will also help you decide where you want things to be put away in your new kitchen if you can easily see how many pans you have, or how many glasses and dishes.

Start Packing

Prepare your boxes, tape, and paper, and set up a packing station on a kitchen table or the floor. Prepare each box by filling it with crumpled packing paper. Here’s the best way to pack common kitchen items:

Appliances

Appliances should be packed in their original boxes whenever possible. If you no longer have the original, pack them in as small a box as you can to ensure a tight fit, and fill in any gaps with padding.

Pots and Pans

You can nest smaller pans inside larger ones, with padding between each to prevent scratching. Place them inside a box and fill in any gaps to prevent shifting during transit. You can wrap glass lids in paper and pack them separately, also making sure to fill in any gaps inside the box.

Dishes and Bowls

Dishes should be packed so they’re standing on edge, instead of in a vertical stack. You can do this by piling each plate on top of the other, with a piece of packing paper layered in between each. Then wrap the entire stack in paper and tape it together with packing tape. Avoid creating a stack higher than the diameter of the plate. When you’re done, place the stack on its side in a tight-fitting box and fill any gaps with paper.

Bowls can be nested inside of each other, with a layer of packing paper in between them. You can stack them the same way as the dishes, but instead of packing them on their side, place stacks of bowls vertically inside a tight-fitting box, with the lips of the bowls facing down.

Glasses and Stemware

Glasses and stemware should be filled with crumbled tissue or paper before packing. Roll each one in a sheet of packing paper, or use corrugated paper for extra protection. If packing glasses and stemware with other items, pack them upside-down, with the lips facing the bottom of the box, never on their sides, and make sure they’re at the top of the box above heavier items.

Knives and Utensils

If your flatware is organized inside a tray, you can simply wrap the full tray in plastic wrap and tape and move it all as one piece. Otherwise, you can pack them loosely on their sides in a small box, or wrapped in paper to prevent scratching.

Knives can be wrapped in packing paper and then a dish towel, with tape or a rubber band around the bundle. Never pack knives facing up. They should be lying on their sides in a box.

Food

Perishables should be stored inside a tightly-packed cooler that remains at 40 degrees or less. Fill in any gaps with ice. Non-perishables can be transported in canvas grocery bags or boxes. Put the most delicate items, bags of chips or loaves of bread, at the top of the bag or box.

Contact us if you have any questions about how to pack a kitchen, or get a free moving quote from Weleski Transfer and request professional packing services.

Fret-Free Commercial Storage

If you are searching for “commercial storage near me” or “industrial storage in my area,” you’ve landed on the right page. Weleski Transfer manages 350,000 square feet of secure warehouse storage for businesses in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas.

If you were to look inside our warehouses, you would see bright, clean, and well-organized space for office furniture, hospital and medical equipment, electronic machinery, and furnishings, fixtures, and equipment of all kinds. You’d wee rows and rows of storage vaults on racks, accessible via forklifts.

Forklift loader ready for industrial or commercial storage.

Storage is often integral to commercial or industrial relocation. We routinely provide storage for companies when they expand or downsize. Depending on your project, you may schedule pickups and deliveries of goods for a coordinated flow of materials. We provide inside placement at your location, unpacking and crate removal, and installation of office furnishings.

As a standard procedure, we log each shipment in a digital database as it comes in. Then, we note its location in our warehouse precisely for efficient retrieval. When items leave our warehouse, we log them out. Our database is a real-time record of the goods you have with us, whether in our warehouse or on our trucks.

A Few of Our Storage Options and Services:

  • On Site & Off Site Storage. In addition to providing secure storage in our warehouses, we can enhance materials management at the job site. Ask us about our mobile storage options, including containers and low-profile trailers.
  • Climate controlled storage. When you must keep temperature-sensitive goods safe from extremes of heat and cold.
  • Self-Storage. If you require frequent and/or unscheduled access to your inventory, talk to us about self-storage options.
  • Custom Crating and Packing. For large or high-value commercial items, including fine art and collectibles, our custom crating service ensures proper protection during storage and transit.
  • Record Retention and Document Shredding. Our record-retention service offers a secure archive for your business documents and media of all kinds. We also provide scheduled, verified destruction of your records if you wish.
  • Specialized Transportation Services (STG). We specialize in pad-wrapped transportation for delivery of electronics, fine art, trade shows, etc.
  • Inventory Control and Management. You can use our warehouses for distribution of your goods to commercial or retail locations in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland area.
  • Turn Key Handling, Storage, Delivery. Keep your goods safe, door-to-door or dock-to-dock. Contact Weleski today and see how easy it is to turn the key for worry-free commercial storage.

Join the Weleski Team – Work with Moving Companies!

Are you a veteran in the moving industry? Or, are you looking for chance to start working while learning valuable moving tips — but unsure how to get started?

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Ladies from Weleski’s Pittsburgh Office

Weleski Transfer, one of the most respected Pittsburgh moving companies, may have a career opportunity for you. Right now we’re looking to fill several positions at our Tarentum, Johnstown, and Cleveland locations.

Household Moving Team

If you are at least 18 and can lift and carry 100 pounds independently, you may be able to join us as a moving team member.  Responsibilities include packing, loading, transporting and unloading household goods. If you are substance-free with a good background, we invite you to apply. We are filling these positions at all three locations.

Sales Professional

If you are enthusiastic with a professional appearance and positive attitude, you may find fulfillment in sales with Weleski.  Primary responsibilities are meeting with customers and providing estimates for moving services. You’ll need a valid driver’s license. Experience in the moving industry is helpful, but not essential. If you have the right professional demeanor and willingness to learn, we will help you succeed. We currently have sales openings in both Tarentum and Cleveland.

Mechanical Technician

If you are an experienced mechanical technician, we’d like to talk to you about an opportunity in our Tarentum operations. We are looking for someone skilled in heavy duty diesel, light truck and automotive mechanical systems. We offer daylight hours and a competitive hourly wage. If you have a CDL “A”, Emissions & State Inspection License, or you are willing to obtain these credentials upon hiring, we urge you to apply.

Driver

If you have at least one year of experience as a CDL Driver (Class A or Class B) and a clean driving record,

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Weleski Teammates Volunteering

we would like to talk to you about local driving opportunities at all three of our locations (Tarentum, Johnstown, and Cleveland). We have full-time and part-time openings for local and long-distance household goods drivers. Click here to apply.
Weleski Transfer has been a Pittsburgh moving company since 1909. Our team moves families, not furniture. As an Agent of Atlas Van Lines, we are part of a network of professional moving companies across the U.S. and Canada with global connections to help people go new places® anywhere in the world. Join our team to learn valuable moving tips that you can share and to work with a trusted moving company!

Pittsburgh Movers Know Fall Fun For Kids

Moving is stressful for the whole family. Our Pittsburgh movers travel around Pennsylvania, moving families and seeing how hard it can be on kids. They recognize the importance of helping kids adapt to their new surroundings. Thankfully, fall is the perfect time for you to take the kids out.Little Pittsburgh mover in a wagon moving a pumpkin

Kids can’t wait for the excitement that comes from apple picking, pumpkin carving, and candy eating. They know that soon goblins, princesses, and witches will scour the streets asking “Trick or Treat.” Add their excitement with the nice fall weather, and you have new explorers prepared for the adventure of exploring a new home.

Our Pittsburgh movers thought you’d might like their suggestions for more fun fall outings with your family. Here are a few places our local movers recommend you visit for your family fall adventure.

McDonald, PA.

Most of the year, it’s a farm and greenhouse. But when autumn leaves begin to turn, Bedner’s hosts a festival of fun every weekend through October.  Just a half-hour’s drive southwest of Pittsburgh, it’s ideal for kids two and older. Face painting, magic shows, a corn maze, hayrides— and more “pumpkin patch” activities than you can shake a corn shock at—make this a perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Wexford, PA.

Come hungry to Soergel Orchards, because you’ll want to sample many tasty treats. Just 15 miles north of Pittsburgh, this is one of the area’s most popular weekend destinations during the fall. Enjoy smoked wings, pulled pork, and roasted sweet corn. And it just wouldn’t be fall without a hot corn dog, would it? Of course, there’s more to life than munching. You’ll find horse drawn carriage rides, a bounce house, and spin art to occupy the kids, and much more.

Portersville, PA.

About 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, Cheeseman Farm offers a “Pumpkin Festival” on weekends, with hayrides, a farm animals petting zoo, and a hay maze. If your clan enjoys the scary side of fall fun, hop on a haunted hayride to the Fright Farm. Boo! (Maybe not for your littlest youngsters).

Gibsonia, PA.

Have you ever gone “pumpkin bowling”? Here’s your chance. About twenty miles north of Pittsburgh,  Harvest Valley Farm hosts a fall festival every weekend in October.  You can hop on a hayride,  take a knife to a pumpkin, and tap your foot to live music as you sip a cup of cider.

McMurray, PA.

About 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, Simmons Farm lets you not only pick your own pumpkin, but pick your own apples. The kids will enjoy pony rides and rubber duck races, and corn mazes. They also offer an “apple sling shot” in case you don’t want to eat all the apples you picked.

These are only a few of the many fall activities for kids you’ll find around Pittsburgh. For more, check out Bits of the Burgh or call our Pittsburgh movers. And have fun!

Why Local Movers Love Fall

Fall is arguably the most beautiful season of the year in Pittsburgh. Nights are cooler, crisper. Skies are clear, days are dry.  Pittsburgh skyline during fallAutumn breezes whisper of harvest as they tickle withering cornstalks. Trees erupt in a brilliant array or reds, oranges and magentas mixing in wild splendor. With the rivers reflecting changing leaves, the nearby parks becoming colorful getaways, and the neighborhoods coming to life with festivals; everyone has something to enjoy in autumn. Local movers feel the same way. They just love the fall.

Local moving companies can’t wait for fall. The house movers know that the Steel City will have perfect weather that’s not too hot and not too cold. They also look forward to the well deserved break from the busy season. Don’t think that fall makes local moving in Pittsburgh that much better? Here’s why our local movers would disagree:

Ideal Home Moving Weather

While most people count down the days until they can drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte, local movers count down to fall weather. The comfort index is way up from just a month or two ago. Local moving now is invigorating, not exhausting. Find one person who enjoys schlepping their boxes as the temperature climbs through the 80s and the air feels like a warm, wet towel swaddling your entire body. Trust us, you won’t. That’s why, given the choice, home movers choose October rather than August to relocate.

The “Off-Season” Advantage

Most families schedule their moves during the summer months, when school is out of session. Moving is a lot easier for kids if they can complete the school term, rather than having to uproot mid-term and enroll in another school. Consequently, the moving and storage industry gets extremely busy from May to September. Residential movers are in high demand— so high that it is difficult for any household to move as quickly as they would like. However, once schools are back in session, the demand eases up. And the expected time between booking a move and getting into your new home is much shorter. We call it the “off-season.”

No Season Like Fall

While the demand for moving services is still down, Pittsburgh in the spring and winter isn’t as friendly to local movers. Moving in the winter can come with the challenges of colder or inclement weather, not to mention ice. Moving in  the spring is tricky because of the changing temperatures and storms. Our professional packers and home movers are fully equipped to deliver excellent service regardless of the conditions outside. But moving is always easier on everyone when the weather is mild.

Do you agree with our movers? Are you planning to move within the Pittsburgh area? Weleski is ready to help. Get started on your fall move now with an instant quote for our local moving services.