Pleasant Hills is a borough found in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. It is located 7.49 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Pleasant Hills was originally part of the vast province of Virginia before becoming part of the newly established Allegheny County in 1788. It was first named Reedsburg by the first landowner, John Reed Jr., and was later incorporated into a Borough in 1947. The municipality has since grown to become one of the most popular suburbs of Pittsburgh. The current name was derived from its characteristic feature of rolling hills and pleasant residents. The municipality has 200-year-old trees at the Pleasant Hills Arboretum.
The borough has a total area of 2.7 square miles of land. According to the 2016 census, the municipality had 8,189 people.
Commercial and Entertainment
Pleasant Hills is a perfect place to live in. It offers some of the best shopping malls, places to eat and grocery stores in the region. The presence of fully stocked shopping centers such as Downtown Pleasant Hill, Crossroads Shopping Center, Southland FourSeasons Shopping Center, and Bill Green Shopping Center makes shopping in the borough fun and highly convenient.
There are some really good restaurants for those who love to eat out, with first food services also available. You can get a unique hospitality experience from the Borough’s popular outlets, including Mm Mm Pizza, Atria’s Restaurant, Fortune Star Asian Buffet and Grill, and First Watch-Century III.
Leisure and recreational facilities are available within the municipality. The variety of recreational areas consists of baseball fields, soccer fields, football fields, and playgrounds. There are 3 recreational parks where individuals can go to unwind and these include Mowry Park, Pleasant Kingdom, and Rt. 51 playground.
60.58% of the population at Pleasant Hills affiliate with a religion. 55% are Christians, and 1.37% are Jewish. Famous churches in the borough are Saint Thomas, Freedom Life Center and Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church.
Pleasant Hills boasts of some of the best schools in the region. The Borough is served by the West Jefferson Hills School District, which consists of five schools. Jefferson, McClellan, and Gill Hill elementary schools are for grades K-5. 6-8th graders attend Pleasant Hills Middle School. Then 9-12th graders attend Thomas Jefferson High School.
The school district is well known for high academic standards and competitive athletic programs. Students in high school pay an average tuition of $8,881.41 and those in elementary school pay an average of $8,313.29. The school district is funded by the state basic education funding, real estate taxes and property tax relief.
The municipality has an estimated median household income at $50,289 with a median income for a family at $60,752. The per capita income is estimated to be $25,083. The rate of poverty was 2.9% in 2016. The median list price in Pleasant Hills is $109 per square foot. Compared to the value of Pittsburgh Metro of $114, this value is lower. This value is higher than West Mifflin ($74) and lower compared to South Park ($124) and Jefferson Hills ($126). Foreclosure in this borough stands at 2.7 homes per 10,000. This value is greater than the national value of 1.6 and Pittsburgh Metro’s of 0.9.