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Hedgerow Drive
Venetia, PA 15367
  • Only 11 miles from Pittsburgh
  • Top 10 school district in PA
  • 41% of households have children
  • History dating to 1781

Peters Township, PA is located 11 miles southwest of Pittsburgh along the northern border of Washington County. In 2010, Peters Township had a population of 21,213, up from 17,556 in 2000. Much of the demand for new houses in Peters Township can be attributed to its attractive location, high standard of living, and excellent school district.

According to 2010 census data, Peters Twp had 7,292 households and 6,079 families; 40.7% of households had children under the age of 18, according to the latest census data; 75.3% were married couples. In 2008, median income for households was estimated at $97,923, up from $77,442 in 1999. Data from 2009 estimates the median family income at $86,661, with a per capita income of$36,159. The median price of a house or condominium was estimated at $333,900 in 2009, an increase of $143,400 since 2000.

Violent and property crime rates have trended downward for the past 11 years in Peters Township. Its violent crime rate average is 93.2% lower than the national average and 92.32% lower than the state average; its property crime rate average is 80.76% lower than the national average and 73.46% lower than the state average.

Peters Township School District provides public education for township. In 2011, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked it 10th of 500 Pennsylvania public school districts. In the same year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education calculated the graduation rate at 99%. A broad range of clubs, activities, and athletic programs are available to the district's students, including (according to Pennsylvania law) those enrolled in private and charter schools, as well as those who are home-schooled.

Residents of new homes in Peters Township will be able to enjoy the seven parks that the township maintains. Amenities at the parks include an outdoor amphitheater (Peterswood Park), boat launches and fishing piers (Peters Lake Park), a soccer field (Elm Grove Park), wide-open space (Old Trail Park) and washroom facilities (Rees Park). Families can have fun exercising at the many multi-use fields, baseball fields, playgrounds near pavilions, restrooms and concessions stands. Peters Township also maintains the Arrowhead Trail, 3.5 miles of paved surface from Route 19 to Brush Run Road, which is a part of the Montour Trail.

Incorporated in 1781, Peters Township is one of the original Washington County townships when it became part of Pennsylvania; it had previously been part of Virginia. For many years, Peters Township was a sparsely-populated farming community; coal eventually became a major industry in the area. After 1950, the township steadily grew from a Second Class Township until 1976 when it Home Rule Charter took effect.

With its bucolic amenities and first-rate schools, Peters Township continues to grow in ways that present-day settlers in new homes will find enriching!

See the top suburbs list for 2013. Peters was voted one of the best places to raise a family in Pittsburgh.