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Decking the Doors of Summerset with Holly

Holiday_DoorsThe holidays are fast approaching and Summerset residents are decking their homes to celebrate the season. Join in the fun by posting photos of your holiday-ready home on Summerset at Frick Park’s Facebook page!

The new traditional neighborhood of Summerset at Frick Park offers different home types ranging from townhouses to single family homes. There are still some great opportunities to build your own townhome on Parkview and at Schnieder Park. But time is running out as homes are selling fast! Some single family homes are available for resale as well. Visit SummersetatFrickPark.com for more information!

City Living

Resale Listing– Move-In Ready 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home

Email-1231FairsteadLane-bannerFind the perfect home at 1231 Fairstead Lane, with luxury features, over 4000 sq ft of space, and a quiet location on a tree-lined street.

This stately Village home features new white oak hardwood floors, an open concept layout with high ceilings, beautiful crown mouldings and a gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Entertain with ease in the great room, bonus room or finished game room with wet bar, bedroom and a full bath. The Master suite has a huge walk-in closet, spa quality bath with a jetted tub & glass enclosed tile shower. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a Jack n Jill bath with separate vanities.

Discover the simplicity of living in the Summerset community. Benefit from neighborhood amenities: heated swimming pools, a 24hr fitness center, community center, playground, parks, and more.

Click Here to View MLS Listing (#1229592)

Click Here to See 1231 Fairstead’s Location in Summerset


  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 baths
  • Over 4000 square feet of living space
  • Gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, extended cabinetry and a breakfast island
  • Formal living room with gas Heat n’ Glo fireplace
  • Open concept floor plan with a Great Room
  • Brand new Amish white oak hardwood floors
  • High ceilings throughout, 10’ on 1st floor, 9’ on 2nd floor, vaulted in the Bonus Room
  • Luxurious Master suite with a spa quality bath and large walk-in closet
  • Bedrooms #2 and #3 have a Jack and Jill bath with separate vanities
  • Additional Bonus Room over the garage for even more space (could be bedroom #5)
  • 1st floor has a full bath
  • Finished basement features an Entertainment Room with a wet bar, a full bath and bedroom #4
  • 2 car attached garage with a private driveway
  • Spacious front and side porches
  • Integrated sound and security system
  • High-efficiency furnace and two air conditioners with fresh air ventilation system
  • Low maintenance Hardi Plank exterior and fully landscaped yard
  • Monthly HOA fee of $97 includes access to all of the neighborhood amenities


Call or email Melissa Reich today at (412) 215-8056 to schedule your appointment. Visit SummersetatFrickPark.com to learn more.

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Sell with Our Winning Team!

Thinking of selling? Melissa Reich and her resale partner Jill Portland have you covered.

Our Summerset-exclusive on-site sales manager knows the floor plans, upgrades, and community amenities inside and out, and (most important to you) has qualified leads on prospective buyers. Melissa has sold every home in Summerset – over $100 million worth of property over the past 11 years, so you know you are in good hands.

Meet by the fireplace in the community center and review your options over a hot chocolate. They have prospective buyers and can use the Summerset network of friends and family to increase your likelihood of finding the perfect buyer. Using their realistic knowledge of past home sales, current on-site deals and buyer profiles, they will maximize your sales potential.

•  11 years of exclusive on-site experience. Every home sold in Summerset has been sold by Melissa Reich.

•  Over $100 million worth of Summerset-only property sold

•  5,000+ qualified leads

•  3,000 monthly unique visitors to summersetatfrickpark.com

•  Dedicated Summerset website and social media channels

•  Listings featured on major real estate sites and the MLS: Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, ReMax

•  Able to provide potential buyers a full Summerset tour, including the community center and pools

•  Can provide high-quality professional photography of your home

Call or email Melissa today!

412-215-8056  |  reich@rubinoffcompany.com

City Living

Back To School: A Look at Three Unique Schools Near Summerset at Frick Park


Summerset at Frick Park is attractive for a lot of reasons. It’s a walking community, it’s award-winning, the homes are built with quality and style in mind, and as the old adage goes — it’s all about location, location, location. We’re minutes from the hustle of downtown, a short drive from the education hub of Oakland, and a stone’s throw from the technology startup boom of East Liberty. Not to mention all of the shopping and dining options that surround us — from the big box retailers in the Waterfront to the boutiques and eateries in Squirrel Hill and Shadyside.

We’re also surrounded by a lot of wonderfully unique schools that some of our young families might be interested in. Here’s a little bit about a few worth mentioning:

  • La Escuelita — a Pittsburgh-based Spanish language immersion school. La Escuelita is one of the city’s best and most creative early childhood language immersion programs that provides pedagogical excellence using the principles and philosophy of Emergent Curriculum. Studies show that exposing children to a second language at an early age enhances the part of the brain that processes language allowing them to understand the nuances of language more quickly than non-bilingual students. Don’t worry if you don’t speak any Spanish in the home — immersion programs are designed for English-only or non-Spanish speaking households.
  • Community Day School— a pre-K through 8th grade Jewish day school. Community Day School is a nurturing and academically excellent school where students are inspired to love learning through innovative teaching methods and hands-on discovery. It is a welcoming community where “Pittsburgh families who span the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice can learn and connect along with their children. Community Day School prepares students to find their passions, embrace their Jewish identities and prepare for successful and meaningful lives.”
  • Environmental Charter School at Frick Park— a charter school whose aim is to educate each student to high academic learning standards using a themed curriculum that will foster knowledge, love of and respect for the environment and the will to preserve it for future generations. ECS is filled with a passionate and progressive group of educators who work to develop students into global thinkers with diverse perspectives. They don’t want to just graduate students. They are committed to building engaged thinkers using the platform of the environment and ecology to explore complex, diverse perspectives.


City Living

Great Sled Riding in the East End

Winter is a great time to go sledding in Pittsburgh. Take advantage of the city’s many hills and parks now that snowy weather is here.

SL Sled Riding

1. Blue Slide Park, Frick Park

This classic Pittsburgh sledding spot is right in Summerset at Frick Park’s backyard. Offering hills and a playground, Blue Slide Park is a great place for kids of many different ages.

2. Cowboy Hill, Frick Park

Take a walk through Frick Park to Cowboy Hill–a small, not-too-steep hill far away from traffic where young children can sled safely.

3. Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

Warning: Flagstaff Hill is not for the faint of heart. Hosting Cinema in the Park in the summer, Flagstaff promises smooth terrain, relatively steep inclines, and a fast-paced ride. Make sure to slow down before sliding into Oakland!

4. Mellon Park, Point Breeze

Mellon Park is a great place for kids and parents, offering a hill for sledding with a fence at the bottom to separate the park from Beechwood Boulevard traffic. The park also allows dogs to play off the leash, so bring the whole family and your favorite canine.

5. The Farmhouse Hill, Highland Park

Located in Highland Park on Farmhouse Road, the Farmhouse is a 200-year-old structure that was a part of Alexander Negley’s original 300-acre tract of land. Now, the hill behind the Farmhouse is an excellent sledding location and family gathering spot.