Welcome to Sewickley
Picturesque and sophisticated towns with a close-knit sense of community just outside of Pittsburgh
Along the Ohio River and just outside of Central Pittsburgh are some of Pennsylvania’s most attractive and charming communities. With various neighborhoods such as Edgeworth, Glen Osborne, Sewickley, Sewickley Heights, Leet, and Bell Acres, Quaker Valley’s incredible location, bucolic scenery, and close-knit communities have made it an ideal area for young professionals, business owners, and families alike.
Originally used for agriculture like much of the surrounding area, the communities of Quaker Valley quickly became popular with professionals looking to escape the pollution and disruption caused by the industrial growth of Pittsburgh.
Nowadays, the area is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, picturesque local landscape, and it’s beautiful sprawling properties. There are a variety of homes in the area ranging from mid-century modern ranches to stunning Victorian estates ensuring that every resident can find the perfect house to fit their expectations.
What to Love
- Welcoming and friendly sense of community
- Award winning school district
- Vibrant and thriving local economy
- Numerous parks and recreational areas
People & Lifestyle
The numerous advantages offered to homeowners in the Sewickley Area have helped turn this area into one of the most attractive and affluent in Pennsylvania. Edgeworth and Sewickley Hills are some of the most sought-after and luxurious communities in the area, with many homeowners earning more than twice the national average and most homes being valued at $600,000 and up. However, many communities such as Osborne, Bell Acres, and Leet have remained much more reasonably affordable.
Living an active and healthy lifestyle is common throughout Quaker Valley, and many homeowners enjoy taking advantage of the numerous walking paths, trails, and recreational areas throughout the various towns.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Sewickley’s dining scene is, without a doubt, one of the best in Pennsylvania. Mediterra Cafe
is definitely one of the local favorites. Their exceptional breakfast and lunch menu has been thrilling guests with dishes like milk bread French toast, shakshuka, and an outstanding grilled tuna melt on sesame semolina (my favorite).
is the best place to enjoy authentic Neapolitan cuisine. Their menu includes homemade pork and veal meatballs, specialty pizzas, and a beautiful shrimp scampi pasta.
Award-winning Vivo Kitchen
is one of the most popular spots in town. Their focus on fresh, local ingredients and innovative dishes like pan-roasted forest mushrooms, shrimp with mango chutney, and Australian lamb chops with red wine gastrique have put them on the map.
The local shopping opportunities are also some of the best around, with unique boutiques and elegant shops throughout every community. 412 Style Lab
is the best place to get fun and stylish shoes and accessories to help make any outfit. Their friendly and inviting atmosphere offers every guest the opportunity to explore their own sense of style and creativity.
Things to Do
Residents have a plethora of entertainment and recreational activities available throughout the many communities. War Memorial Park
in Sewickley is one of the most popular areas, especially for families with younger children. Within the park’s 20 pristinely maintained acres, visitors can enjoy numerous walking paths, green areas, and a state-of-the-art playground.
The area also offers a variety of annual events for residents to visit. The Day on the Lawn
is a wonderful family-friendly event put on by the local Presbyterian Church. The Sewickley Harvest Festival
is another highly anticipated event celebrating the beauty and bounty of the local area. Light Up the Night
is a beautiful way to start off the holiday season, bringing the entire community together for a festival filled with twinkling lights, excellent local performers, and outstanding food vendors, ensuring a fantastic experience for everyone.
Families in Quaker Valley are exceptionally dedicated to the quality education of their children. This is evident in the number of highly-rated schools in the area, including:
- Edgeworth Elementary School, K-5, top-ranking public elementary school
- Osborne Elementary School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school where students regularly test above average
- Quaker Valley Middle School, 6-8, top-rated public middle school with outstanding extracurriculars
- Quaker Valley High School, 9-12, nationally recognized and highly rated public high school
- Sewickley Academy, PK-12, highly-rated private institution with distinguished academics
- St. James Regional Catholic Elementary School, K-5, top-rated private Catholic elementary school