Welcome to Upper St. Clair
A peaceful planned community perfect for those commuting to Pittsburgh.
Upper St. Clair is a planned community located eight miles south of Downtown Pittsburgh. With its suburban feel and renowned school systems, Upper St. Clair is the perfect place for affluent families to settle and raise their children while still being near the bustling metropolis for work and entertainment.
St. Clair was one of the original townships of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania when it was created in 1788. In 1836, it was divided into two separate townships, Upper and Lower St. Clair, and Upper St. Clair adopted a home rule charter in 1976, so it is no longer governed by the Pennsylvania Township code.
Considered one of Pittsburgh’s most affluent suburbs, Upper St. Clair is marked by beautiful homes in a variety of architectural styles. The median home price is $267,000, though many high-end luxury homes are available in the $400,000 plus range.
What to Love
- The Porch at Siena offers diners a chance to experience locally-sourced ingredients on their seasonal menus
- With 14 parks covering 733 acres, Upper St. Clair is perfect for active families
- Apericena Wine Bar is a favorite for the after-work and happy hour crowds
People & Lifestyle
Upper St. Clair attracts affluent families who work in Pittsburgh and appreciate the short commute to their jobs in the city, as well as to broader entertainment and social activities of the metropolis. This suburb is ideal for those who want a home with plenty of space and enjoy knowing who their neighbors are.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Upper St. Clair offers a mix of locally-owned and chain restaurants and shops that appeal to the affluent residents and are easy to reach on foot.
South Hills Village Mall
offers popular shopping destinations like lululemon athletica, Macy’s, and Ulta, as well as a variety of restaurants. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is perfect for an after-work drink, and Icy Roll 2.0 attracts local kids looking for a sweet treat.
The two most popular restaurants in town are The Porch at Siena with its delicious porch plates and pizza and Apericena Wine Bar. Adults in Upper St. Clair can meet for a glass of wine and flatbread or charcuterie board or attend one of the bar’s wine tasting events every Tuesday.
Things to Do
There is plenty for families to do in Upper St. Clair when they don’t feel like making the trip into the city. The St. Clair Country Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is a hotspot for residents to gather and golf, dine, swim, or participate in one of the club’s many events.
The Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center offers more opportunities for socializing for those who are not members of the country club. The center hosts frequent events like one-mile runs, music performances, and Halloween celebrations.
Upper St. Clair is the ideal neighborhood for successful Pittsburgh businessmen and women who want to get away from the traffic and bustle of the city. Families flock to the suburb for peace and safety, as well as the opportunity to get involved with their community.
Upper St. Clair is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Boyce Middle School, for grades 5-6, is ranked the 17th-best public middle school in the state
- Fort Couch Middle School, for kids grades 7-8, is ranked the 21st-best public middle school in Pennsylvania
- Upper St. Clair High School, for grades 9-12, is ranked as the 16th-best public high school in Pennsylvania