McKeesport, PA Real Estate Market
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The McKeesport real estate market is very affordable and includes single-family homes, hundreds of apartments, and assisted living and nursing homes, all located within a reasonable distance from dining and nightlife. Downtown Pittsburgh is less than 20 miles from this area, and both the PA Turnpike and Interstate 70 are easily accessible. McKeesport sits along the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile hiking and biking trail that stretches from Pittsburgh down to Cumberland, Maryland.
The steel industry and other related industries flourished in this area during the Second World War. Today, the Allegheny County Airport offers transportation via both airlines and private planes. UPMC McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport Symphony Orchestra and McKeesport Little Theater add to the amenities available to area residents.
McKeesport area residents are proud of their high school athletics, and three new ‘green’ schools were recently developed. These buildings are LEED-certified and contain wind turbines, geothermal systems for heating and cooling, and plenty of windows to allow natural light in. Ultraviolet rays cure recycled rainwater that is captured on the building’s roof and then used for toilet flushing. Penn State University’s Greater Allegheny Campus also resides in this area.
In terms of dining, McKeesport offers a multitude of options. Founded in 1960, International Village is a three-day celebration of shared traditions and heritage, including food, music, dancing, traditional clothing and crafts.
Outdoor activities and interests are abundant in the McKeesport area; Renziehausen Park consists of 248 acres, including the Lions Bandshell, a fitness trail, an enclosed pavilion/exhibit center, the McKeesport Regional Heritage Center museum and archives, picnic facilities, Lake Emilie for fishing, and Pennsylvania’s second-largest certified rose arboretum. Maintained by volunteers, McKeesport’s Rose Garden and Arboretum contains 1,200 rose bushes in 28 beds in addition to 300 miniature rose bushes. The park hosts several annual events and Sunday summer concerts. Nearby is Youghiogheny Country Club, which has a pristine 18-hole golf course, and two public golf courses, Butler’s Golf Course and Seven Springs. Ski enthusiasts will be highly satisfied with either Hidden Valley Resort or Seven Springs Mountain Resort only a short distance away.
A Western Pennsylvania tradition, Kennywood Park provides residents in the McKeesport area with endless entertainment year-round, from the traditional amusement park season to Phantom Fright Nights in October and special holiday entertainment in the winter season.