Upper St. Clair, PA Real Estate Market
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Situated 10 miles south of Pittsburgh, Upper St. Clair Township is home to a nationally recognized school district with 10 “Excellence in Education” blue-ribbon awards and three International Baccalaureate programs: the Primary Years program, the Middle Years program, and the Diploma program. Since 2006, the school district has consistently ranked at or near the top of the 500 public school districts in Pennsylvania, and was #4 in 2015.
Upper St. Clair Township’s history began in 1762, when John Fife arrived from Virginia and became the first known settler. In 1784, the area officially became known as Upper St. Clair in honor of General Arthur St. Clair, a Pennsylvanian who became a Major General in the Continental Army and President of the Continental Congress.
Today, Upper St. Clair’s first paved road, Washington Road, survives as the main road to downtown and is utilized daily by numerous communities in the South Hills. Located off Washington Road, the historic 15-acre Gilfillan Farm built in the 1760s can still be visited and on occasion used for private parties.
The South Hills offers the best shopping with South Hills Village Mall, Trunk Show Boutique, and Louis Anthony Jewelers. With the St. Clair Country Club and public golf course and Wild Rosemary Bistro on Bower Hill Road, local activities are endless, and the Meadows Racetrack and Casino is only a short drive away.
New residential and retail developments appear regularly in Upper St. Clair, and common housing types include single-family homes that appeal to both first-time buyers and high-end buyers. Movoto.com, a real estate site, named Upper St. Clair as one of the 10 safest cities in Pennsylvania and, in 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Upper St. Clair as one of the best places to live for its education, proximity to Pittsburgh, and outdoor activities.