In Cathy's 23 years of real estate experience, she has gained a vast knowledge of Pittsburgh and its surrounding suburbs. The North Hills are no exception, and Cathy is eager to share these neighborhoods with prospective home buyers. Read on to learn more... You may find a new place to call home.
The North Hills, or the Pittsburgh suburbs north of the Allegheny River, extend all the way up to and beyond the Butler county line. One of Pittsburgh's fastest growing areas, the North Hills prides itself in outstanding communities with dining, shopping, excellent public and private school systems, parks and recreational opportunities. From townhouses to large family homes and custom new builds, the North Hills has something for everyone.
McCandless Township, Franklin Park, Pine Township, Bradford Woods, West View, Ross Township, Shaler, Hampton, The North Shore, Allegheny West, Brighton Heights, Bellvue, Avalon, Ben Avon, Emsworth, Sewickley, Edgeworth, Millvale, Etna, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, Indiana Township, Ohio Township, Marshall Township, Bradford Woods, Warrendale, Cranberry
School districts located in the North Hills consistently rank among the region's best. Several high schools are included in the 2018 U.S. News Top Ranked Pennsylvania Schools, including 5 in the top 30: Quaker Valley, Pine Richland, North Allegheny, Hampton and Fox Chapel. This abundance of high-quality educational options continues to draw parents north. Even homebuyers without children recognize that strong schools translate into a strong resale value for their new home.
New homebuyers are drawn to the many diverse and ever-growing shopping opportunities in the area. McCandless Crossing offers a variety of choices, including department and anchor stores like Lowe's and Trader Joe's, specialty retail selections, such as Ethan Allen, as well as several health and beauty options, specialty food stores and restaurants, professional services, and hotels. For those hunting for luxury labels, including Coach and Burberry, Ross Park Mall is another popular shopping destination. The Block Northway, a dramatic redevelopment of the very first enclosed mall in the state of Pennsylvania, is now the site of Pittsburgh’s first Nordstrom Rack, Container Store and Saks Off 5th, with more shops and restaurants on the way.
For those looking for outdoor recreation, North Park, located in Northern Allegheny County, is an outstanding place to spend some time. Situated on over 3,000 acres, North Park has something for everyone - fishing and kayaking on the man-made lake; hiking trails; swimming pool; dog park; golf course; ice and deck hockey rinks; baseball, softball, and soccer fields; basketball court; and weekly events such as nature walks and yoga classes. Visits to the park's Latodami Nature Center and the Go Ape Treetop Adventure round out the North Park experience.
The easy commute to the city of Pittsburgh provides endless entertainment opportunities for the residents of the North Hills. Pirates, Steelers and Penguins fans can catch a game at one of the city's spectacular venues: PNC Park, Heinz Field or PPG Paints Arena. Big-ticket concerts are held often at these locations as well. Pittsburgh is also home to an amazing array of museums, theaters and restaurants. The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh - Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural Science, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum - are among the most dynamic and respected institutions in the country. Pittsburgh's Cultural District is home to 50 restaurants, 12 art galleries, and 7 world-class theaters.