Serene, park-filled respite from the hustle and bustle
Penn Trafford is located near the cities of Greensburg and Murrysville, and is approximately 20 miles west of Pittsburgh, offering residents easy access to many cultural activities in an urban setting. To the east, the Laurel Highlands offers outdoor recreational opportunities such as camping, skiing, sightseeing, fishing, hunting, biking, and hiking.
Penn Trafford is a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s an excellent place for families and professionals alike, as it’s close to downtown Pittsburgh, is home to the highly acclaimed Penn-Trafford School District, and offers easy access to the many regional amenities of the greater Pittsburgh/Laurel Highlands area. Residents also enjoy countless recreation organizations and parks.
This cozy community is packed with amazing shopping and dining options. Olives & Peppers and Lucci’s are two wonderful options for delicious Italian fare. Enjoy sumptuous seafood, from shrimp to lobster mac and cheese, at The Lobster Shack.
Buckets Boutique is a funky shop offering unique gifts, including jewelry, local honey, home decor, and more. Shop women’s fashions while supporting a good cause at Simplicity Boutique, a mission-driven boutique dedicated to offering Fair Tradelines that support sustainability to vulnerable people around the world. Simplicity strives to support brands that provide sustainable employment to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity or brands that give back in some way.
Penn Trafford is steeped in rich history. Learn about the area’s storied past while enjoying scenic views and nature trails at Bushy Run Battlefield. Visit the Bushy Run Museum to glimpse several historical reproductions depicting Native American culture, life-like mannequins, and additional artifacts and works of art that aim to paint a complete picture of 18th-century living, Pontiac’s War, and the Battle of Bushy Run. After the museum, join a battlefield tour to see the history and grounds of Bushy Run Battlefield. Bushy Run also boasts several peaceful and scenic walking trails with way path signs to educate visitors on the history of the battlefield.
Penn Trafford is home to several community parks with recreation facilities and amenities.
The Penn Trafford Area Recreation Committee offers activities for all ages, fitness levels, and interests, from baking to volleyball.
The Penn Township Fall Festival is an annual tradition featuring food, music, crafts, and more.
Light Up Night is another cherished tradition filled with holiday festivities including crafts, entertainment, and a visit by Santa Claus, as well as cookies, hot chocolate, and music by the Penn-Trafford Community Band.
Penn Trafford is a stone’s throw from the cultural attractions and amenities of Pittsburgh, as well as the abundance of outdoor activities in the Laurel Highlands. The majestic mountains of the Laurel Highlands offer year-round adventure, natural scenery, outstanding outdoor recreation venues, historic sites and attractions, family activities, and world-class resorts.
Penn Trafford is in close proximity to several highly acclaimed colleges and universities in Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Chatham University. The community is also home to the top-rated Penn Trafford School District. Top educational opportunities include: