Peters Township is an affluent township situated in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The township’s name derives from William Peters, a renowned businessman in the area. It became a township in 1781, but had stagnant growth with a sparse population until 1950. The home rule charter came in effect in 1976, and the township adopted the Council-Manager form, which is the current governance style. The charter brought with it the arrowhead logo that was designed by Robert Chamberlain, a local artist, and is used to date.
Peters Township occupies 19.8 square miles- 0.2 square miles water and 19.6 square miles land. Peters Township is located 15 miles south of Pittsburgh. The township is endowed with a beautiful terrain, the breathtaking Peters Lake Park and adventurous hiking trails. It’s also heavily wooded with second-generation timber.
The population of Peters Township was 21,213 at the 2010 census.
Commercial and Entertainment
The different shopping centers around the neighborhood make shopping easy and convenient. There is the Peters Township Farmers Market, Heisler’s Market, Giant Eagle, and McDowell Shops. There are over 130 different stores in the South Hills Village available for your convenience as well.
Food shopping centers and restaurants are also in plenty with quality and healthy foods. Home and office deliveries are also available upon request. Firehouse Subs, Cowtastic Frozen Yogurt, Lorenzo’s Italian Pizza, and Open German Italian Flair are some of the restaurants to enjoy meals at.
Peters Township is fully of different recreational centers that offers plenty of fun for anyone. Such locations like the Peters Township Community Recreation Center, South Hills Power Yoga, Peter’s Township Tennis Center, and Valleybrook Golf Course are perfect for anyone of any age to enjoy. For the nightlife, residents can go to the Grand Slam Lounge, Peter’s Creek Pub, Sharp Edge Brasserie, and more.
Approximately 49.8% of Peters Township identify themselves as religious. The majority is Catholic, claiming 25.9% of the religious population and mainline Protestants making up 13.9%. Local houses of worship include St. Benedict the Abbot Church, Center Presbyterian Church, The Bible Chapel, and Peters Creek Baptist Church..
Peters Township has an award winning school district. The elementary schools for K-3 are Pleasant Valley Elementary School and Bower Hill Elementary School. Those in grade 4-6 can receive education at the secondary elementary school, McMurray Elementary School. Grades 7-8 attend The Peters Township Middle School, while those in grade 9-12 attend Peters Township High School.
The tuition rates are $8,082.43 for elementary school, and $8,222.66 for high school. Basic education funding, accountability block grants, real estate taxes, and environmental education grants fund the school.
Peters Township is endowed with a well working populace that sees the 6,026 households having a median household income of $155,752 and an income per capita of $36, 442. The median price listing of the township is $421,450, which is higher than the Pittsburgh Metro average of $114, and surrounding neighborhoods including Union township ($118), Nottingham Township ($266,600), and Cecil Township ($229,000). Foreclosure will be a major factor influencing the value of homes in the next several years. There are 1.3 homes per 10,000 that are foreclosed in Peters Township. This is greater than the national value of 1.6 and greater than Pittsburgh Metro value of 0.9.