Often described as “the gateway to Presque Isle,” Millcreek Township is a sprawling community on the shore of Lake Erie It is the largest suburb of the city of Erie, bordering it directly on its south and west sides, In 2012, CNN Money declared it one of the 100 “Best Places to Live” in America.
Numerous local businesses such as wineries, breweries, and restaurants are spread throughout the area, which offers a wealth of options for dining. A Mad Mex and a Primanti Bros. restaurant represent two recent additions, and an extensive corridor of retail stores is located on or around Peach Street, including a Wegmans grocery store. The Millcreek Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in America, presenting more than two million square feet of retail and commercial space with a vast assortment of businesses. Daily flights are available at Erie International Airport, simplifying business travel.
In addition to nearby Presque Isle State Park, the most popular state park in Pennsylvania, many other recreational possibilities are available to Millcreek Township residents. Local favorite Waldameer Park, in nearby Erie, which opened in 1896, is one of the ten oldest amusement parks in America. Its patrons can enjoy roller coasters, rides and attractions, games and live shows, and picnic groves. An indoor water park called Splash Lagoon lets you swim and slide in all kinds of weather, and of course, the museums, sporting events, and cultural venues of Erie itself are only a short distance away.
The well-regarded Millcreek Township school district provides a quality education for approximately 7,500 students every year, and residents in search of a post-secondary education can pursue a degree at nearby Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, and Penn State Behrend.