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Five of the Best Communities in the Pittsburgh Area

The entire Pittsburgh area is composed of beloved communities, filled with unique cultures and attractions, and each offering a different way of life for residents.

Are you looking for the best place to live near Pittsburgh? Here are a few statistics about five of the best communities in the area.

Quick Facts

View the interactive chart below for information about population, average home values, and local school districts.

Area NamePopulation (2014 est.)Area SizeAverage Home Value (2013)School DistrictDriving Distance to Downtown Pittsburgh
Cecil Township11,88426.3 sq.mi.$180,800Canon-McMillan School District30 min.
North Strabane14,07627.3 sq.mi.$199,100Canon-McMillan School District30 min.
Nottingham Township3,01820.3 sq.mi.$199,408 (2009)Ringgold School District40 min.
Peters Township21,97519.6 sq.mi.$298,300Peters Township School District35 min.
Brentwood9,5631.5 sq.mi.$97,500Brentwood Borough School District20 min.

Information courtesy of the US Census.

Community Profiles

Cecil Township

Home to over 11,000 people and acclaimed as one of the safest cities in Pennsylvania, Cecil Township is a charming area focused on community.

Average home prices are just over $180,000; you can find properties ranging from the low $200,000s all the way up to $1.5 million on the market. You can view all listings in Cecil Township here to discover your dream home.

North Strabane

Officially called North Strabane Township, this is a tight-knit community that’s home to nearly 13,500 residents who appreciate the town’s rural charm and open spaces.

View homes for sale in North Strabane here and you’ll discover equally charming homes, ranging from $250,000 to $625,000 in today’s market.

Nottingham Township

Filled with beauty everywhere you look, Nottingham Township is a natural wonder offering fun community events — including an annual car show, annual bonfire, and Haunted Halloween Trail with a hayride and fall fun.

View all listings in Nottingham Township to explore its beautiful properties; currently, list prices are $100,000 to $550,000 for a variety of single-family homes.

Peters Township

Peters Township is a larger community, with 20,000 residents, and average home values of around $300,000. Search for a Peters Township home by price here, and find everything from $200,000 to $8 million homes.


Just over a mile in size and home to nearly 10,000 residents, Brentwood is a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. View all homes for sale in Brentwood and you’ll see beautiful homes between $100,000 and just over $250,000.

We Can Help You Find Your Perfect Home

We’ve made your online home search easy with our Pittsburgh area home search, where you can view all of the homes for sale in these five great communities, and in areas like Upper St. Clair and even Pittsburgh itself.

Have you found the home that’s perfect for you? Let us give you a personal tour; contact us today at 724.941.8680 to schedule a showing.

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