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Ross Township, PA

 

About Ross Township

Located just six miles north of Pittsburgh, Ross Township was formally established in 1809 when John McKnight and 30 Pine Township residents petitioned the Allegheny County courts to create the new township. Ross Township was named after James Ross, a prominent Pittsburgh attorney who represented Western Pennsylvania at the 1790 Pennsylvania Constitution. Communities and neighborhoods within Ross Township are Keown Station, Berkeley Hills, Kinvara, Perrysville, Laurel Gardens, Evergreen Heights, Highcliff, McKnight Business District, Northway, Babcock Business District, Evergreen Hamlet, and White Oak Heights.

Despite being a sprawling suburban community and consisting mainly of residential buildings, Ross Township features a strong retail corridor on McKnight Road, business districts on Babcock Boulevard and US Route 19, and the Ross Park Mall along US Route 19.

One of Ross Township’s main roads, now called Perry Highway, has seen much history and traffic. It began as a simple dirt path called the Venango Path, became the Franklin Road, was utilized as a route in the “Battle of Lake Erie” in the War of 1812 by Commodore Oliver Perry, was renamed Perrysville Plank Road, and even offered wooden planks on the side of the road for traveling in inclement weather. In the 1920s, State Senator Herman P. Brandt had the road paved and renamed Perry Highway.

Other places of interest in Ross Township are the Northway Mall, the McDonald's on McKnight Road where Jim Delligatti invented the Big Mac in 1967, the Evergreen Hamlet, a historic district founded in 1851 by William Shinn with houses built by Joseph W. Kerr, and Laser Storm, also on McKnight Road, where the world championships of Laser Tag are held. For a local favorite eatery, there is Taj Mahal, a family-run Indian restaurant that offers innovative traditional dishes and has been voted the “Best Indian Restaurant in Pittsburgh” four years in a row by Pittsburgh Magazine.

The North Hills School District serves Ross Township and ranks well for student achievement in reading, mathematics, writing and science. Residents of Ross Township also enjoy the use of a Community Center with classroom space, lounge spaces, a catering kitchen, and a gymnasium. Housed within the municipal building, it is surrounded by a large playground, picnic facilities and a baseball field.

Looking for homes for sale in Ross Township? Our Ross Township real estate office and Hampton real estate office are knowledgeable about the area, and ready to help.

Ross Township, PA Real Estate Market

$271,338

Median sale price


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Homes for sale in Ross Township, PA

Photo for 121 Lilac Avenue
New Listing $265,000
4
beds
1.1
baths
Listed by:Erin Dongilli Snyder
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 1390833
Photo for 179 Pinecrest Drive
$230,000
3
beds
2
baths
Listed by:Sonya Clemente
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 1388456
Photo for 520 Neola Dr
$250,000
4
beds
2.1
baths
Listed by:Billie Jo Easterlin
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 1386322
Photo for 111 Westminster Dr
$299,900
3
beds
3.1
baths
Listed by:Patty Helwich
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 1385726
Photo for 404 Adele Ct
$245,000
3
beds
2.1
baths
Listed by:Erin Adams
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 1384970
Photo for 725 Washington Blvd. Ext.
$215,000
3
beds
2
baths
Listed by:Christine Caropresi
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 1384857