Welcome to Peters Township
A peaceful suburban community for families who enjoy a quiet lifestyle.
Peters Township, located 23 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, is a quiet community of 21,000. The quaint neighborhoods in Peters Township are separated into two communities: McMurray and Venetia. The two areas have separate elementary schools and share the same middle and high school.
Peters Township was incorporated in 1781 and is one of the 13 original Townships in Washington County. The town was named after William “Indian” Peters, and the Wright Brothers were some of the first settlers in the Township.
The houses in Peters Township feature a variety of styles, with the Tudor revivals being the most unique. The median listing home price in the town is $434,900, and the median sold home price is $472,500. These prices have been an upward trend of about 3.6% each year.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Peters Township offers a quieter, more suburban lifestyle than many of Pittsburgh’s other suburbs as it’s located further from downtown. This peaceful city is ideal for families who don’t mind a little longer commute in exchange for a smaller-town feel.
Affluent families gravitate toward Peters Township due to its wonderful school district, lack of crime, and easy navigation. Those who work in Pittsburgh can get to their office in under an hour and come home to a true community where everyone knows each others’ name.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Peters Township has a suburban feel with a mixture of family-owned businesses and restaurants, as well as some chains. The easy access to the Tanger outlets is a plus for those who enjoy shopping for deals.
Fiori’s Pizza is a favorite for locals who want traditional pizza, pasta, wings, and other traditional Italian favorites. Those who want to celebrate a special occasion or date night enjoy the upscale Italian Arlecchino Ristorante for a glass of wine and a delicious meal.
Bartram House Bakery & Cafe is a popular gathering place any time of day. They serve breakfast options like fruit crepes and quiche all day long, and those celebrating a birthday or anniversary can also order one of the bakery’s famous cakes.
Things to Do
Outdoor enthusiasts will always find something to do in Peters Township. The Montour Trail
, formerly the Montour Railroad, uses a multi-use recreational trail perfect for biking, walking, or cross-country skiing in the winter.
Residents love visiting Trax Farms Market
for all their fresh produce and the best apple cider in Pittsburgh. Trax also celebrates a yearly fall festival, a winter wine festival, and breakfast or lunch with Santa.
For those who want excitement, the nearby Meadows Racetrack and Casino
has slot machines and a full complement of table games as well as live thoroughbred horse racing. The casino and track are located 14 miles southwest of the township.
Peters Township is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Bower Elementary School educates students in grades K-3 and has been given an overall A score by Niche.com
- Peters Township Middle School is a public school for grades 7-8 and is rated 10/10 on GreatSchools.org
- Peters Township High School is for grades 9-12, has a student-teacher ratio of 16:1, and is ranked 18th-best high school in the state