Feb 13, 2018 Buying Land

Hot areas to build in Western Pennsylvania

We are continuing our series where we will dig into the hottest areas to build across four of the five states we build in: Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Michigan. This week we are delving into Western Pennsylvania!

When it comes to Western Pennsylvania, the options for your next home are broad and varied. It’s a large geographic area with distinct pockets, with Pittsburgh acting as the region’s main metropolitan hub. That said, there are many other areas in Western Pennsylvania that may fit your family better, and today we’re taking a look at them.

Rhonda leads our Pittsburgh sales team

Within Pittsburgh, our sales manager Rhonda Cooper tells us that the North Hills is a very hot area to build right now. This area covers all of Westmoreland county, all the way up to Beaver county. One neighborhood in particular she says to keep an eye out on is the South Breeze Development in North Beaver Township; and it so happens that is partnering with Denise Walters as the preferred builder for the lots in South Breeze Development!

Some other spots in Western Pennsylvania you should look into include:

Franklin Park: This growing community is located northwest of Pittsburgh in the North Hills area of Allegheny County. The municipalities of Marshall, Pine, McCandless, Ross, Ohio, Sewickley Hills and Bell Acres in Allegheny County, and Economy in Beaver County, surround it. It’s got good schools, a well-educated workforce, and easy access to major highways.

Mount Lebanon Township: This moderately sized community of about 33,000 boasts miles of sidewalk-lined streets framed by municipally-provided trees, endless opportunities for fun and exercise, and nationally-ranked schools your kids will love. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are plentiful, too, as are the town’s regular events and community-building opportunities.

O’Hara Township: This quaint community is nestled in the stunning hills and valleys along the Allegheny River, while also being just six miles northeast of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle. That makes it an ideal spot for those families who are looking for a quiet community in which to live but with easy access to a more metropolitan area.

Marshall Township: Like O’Hara Township, Marshall Township takes a lot of pride in it’s more rural roots, while also boasting just a short 20-minute drive to the cultural and business centers of Pittsburgh. It’s only 14 square miles in size, and is at the northwest corner of Allegheny county. It’s roots date back to the mid-1800s, and it boasts successful, schools with small class sizes.

If finding the top schools in any given area is your biggest priority, check out this resource on the best school districts in Western Pennsylvania. Our experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have about these up-and-coming communities — or any others you’re interested in!

We’re here to answer any questions you have about the home building process, from where to build, what to build, and everything in between. Get in touch today!

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