Close, but not too close. The Pittsburgh suburbs offer a quiet retreat from city life and an easy commute, thanks to Pittsburgh’s many transportation options.
Enjoy tree-lined streets, comfortable single-family homes, and local shopping and dining, while living just minutes from everything Pittsburgh has to offer: nine Fortune 500 employers, nationally ranked school districts, vibrant cultural centers, a robust public transportation network, and a wide range of available housing options.
Here are our top 5 favorite Pittsburgh suburbs:
The borough of Bridgeville is a close-knit community with a population around 5,000. This Allegheny County suburb is only 8 miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh and occupies just 1.1 square miles.
Bridgeville is home to many family-owned and operated business, including Colussy Chevrolet, the oldest Chevy dealer in the country. Residents love Bridgeville’s active community association and summer recreation programs.
Canonsburg, located in Washington County, 18 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, is a charming small town with a population around 9,000. The town was incorporated in 1802, and features historic brick storefronts in its downtown. Canonsburg residents enjoy attending the annual Oktoberfest and other year-round community events.
3. Cecil Township
Cecil Township is a quaint community of around 11,000 residents in Washington County. The town has often been recognized for its high quality of life, in fact, The SafeWise Report ranked Cecil Township the safest city in the state in 2013! Cecil Township also boasts a growing suburban business park and high-ranking schools in the sought-after Canon-McMillan School District.
2. Peters Township
With a population around 21,000, Peters Township is a larger suburb located in Washington county. The town has been recognized for its excellent school district, and was ranked among the top 50 safest Pennsylvania communities by Safewise. Residents of Peters Township love the several local biking and walking trails, large parks, and golf courses.
Two of the best neighborhoods in Peters Township are Hiddenbrooke, a beautiful community of custom luxury brick homes, and Old Trail, which is ideally situated close to major shopping, dining, and highways.
1. South Fayette
South Fayette Township is a highly sought-after suburb with a population around 14,500. Located along the I-79 corridor in Southwestern Allegheny County, South Fayette is just 16 miles from Pittsburgh. South Fayette is currently the fastest-growing Pittsburgh suburb, and boasts highly-ranked schools in the South Fayette School District and a brand-new children’s hospital.
Find the Right Pittsburgh Suburb for You
As residents and expert realtors in the Pittsburgh suburbs, we know what makes this area such a great place to live. If you’re relocating to the Pittsburgh area and are interested in viewing available homes for sale, contact us and we will work with you to find the suburb that best fits your needs.