Looking for a place to call home in the South Hills of Pittsburgh? Check out Upper St. Clair. This is a town in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The town was named after General Arthur St. Clair, an American soldier and politician who settled in Pennsylvania after the French and Indian War. Initially there was one St. Clair, which was formed in 1788. It was later divided into Upper St. Clair and Lower St. Clair in 1836.
The Township is located about 16 km (10 miles) south of Pittsburgh and has a total area of 25 km (9.8 square miles); 0.10% of this is water. It’s endowed with both a low plateau and high hills with the Monongahela River passing through the township. There’s also a dense forest of old oak trees.
The area has an estimated population of 19,919, according to the 2010 census.
Commercial and Entertainment
Shopping is simple and convenient due to the different stores and markets offering a variety of products and services, including fresh produce, grocery, meats, dairy, and bakery items. Some of the surrounding stores include Ruthfred Market, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Goodwill, and the nearby South Hills Village.
There are many restaurants that you can enjoy your meals at, such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, The Porch at Siena, Piccolina’s Restaurant, Bonefish Grill, Wild Rosemary, Piccolina’s, and Crust. There is no shortage of meal variety in Upper St. Clair, and everything is within close proximity.
Upper St. Clair continues its legacy as the ultimate desirable community with dozens of recreational centers and family oriented parks. Entertainment spots include Boyce Mayview Park, with a Community and Recreation Center located in the park; South Hills YMCA the St. Clair Country Club, and Tustin Park.If you are looking for a night out, you have plenty of places to choose from, like The Crafty Jackalope, Dominion Clubhouse, Puffs-n-Stuff Cigar Bar/Jernigan’s, and Level 20 Sports Bar Restaurant and Banquet Venue.
Upper St. Clair is predominantly Catholic bearing 38.45% of the religious population. There are also different religious structures within the locality, such as St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
You can be sure that you’ll get excellent education and services here. The affluent suburb boasts a great school district that encompasses six public schools. There are 3 elementary schools for grades K-4; Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary, Albert F. Baker Elementary, and Carl R. Streams Elementary, and 2 middle schools; Fort Couch Middle School and Boyce Middle School.
Upper St. Clair High School offers a dual enrollment program for high school. Students can take courses at local higher education institutions and remain enrolled at their high school. The school district has modern school facilities with the latest educational advancements. It’s ranked #9 of 497 school districts in Pennsylvania. Funding comes from property tax, local earned income tax, real estate transfer tax, and the basic education funding.
The median household income in Upper St. Clair neighborhood is an estimated $99,698 with a median gross rent of $2,203. The median listing price of homes per square footage is $159, which is $45 higher than Pittsburgh Metro’s average ($114). This is also lower than Mount Lebanon ($171), and higher than Bethel Park ($129) and South Fayette ($139). In the next several years, foreclosures will be a major factor impacting home values in Upper St. Clair. 1.4 homes per 10,000 are foreclosed, a value which is lower than the national value of 1.6 and greater than Pittsburgh Metro which has a 0.9 value.