Located among the Pennsylvania Wilds, St. Marys is just one of many local communities with a unique heritage, friendly character and historic charm. Elk County offers residents a variety of year round attractions and activities such as four wheeling, biking, bird watching, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wine tasting. Perhaps the most popular attraction is the Pennsylvania Herd, which consists of more than 800 elk who make their home in the area surrounding the St. Marys municipal Airport and Benezette, Pennsylvania.
St. Marys has approximately 14,000 residents and encompasses an area of almost 100 square miles. The area is home to the first Benedictine convent in the United States, established at the invitation of Father Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., founder of Saint Vincent Archabbey and Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Among the many community events is the annual Bavarian Fall Fest. You will regularly find many residents and visitors enjoying the community parks and golf courses, hunting throughout the Pennsylvania State Game Lands and Allegheny National Forest, as well as fishing or boating on streams and lakes such as the Clarion River and East Branch Dam.
The area’s downtown streets and Victorian mansions provide a warm and friendly small-town atmosphere. Looking for homes for sale in St. Marys? Our St. Marys real estate office is knowledgeable about the area and ready to help.