The North Hills is the area encompassing the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over the past 20 years the North Hills has grown exponentially with much sought-after communities, shopping areas and boasts some of the top ranked Pennsylvania school districts. Its proximity to major highways allows for an easy commute to Pittsburgh and surrounding area.
Some of the independent suburban municipalities that are included in the North Hills are Ross Township, Borough of West View, Shaler Township, West Deer Township, Frazer Township, East Deer Township, Franklin Park, Marshall Township, Bradford Woods, McCandless Township, Hampton Township, Pine Township, Cranberry Township, Wexford.
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North Park | Allison Park, PA | North Hills Pittsburgh
Completed in 1931, North Park is located 15 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh. The park features the largest man-made body of water in the county and is bordered by four miles of woods. The North Park pool was once thought to be the world’s largest swimming pool when it was first constructed in the early 1930’s. The park also offers a golf course, ice skating rink, movie theater, picnic areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, and miles of trails including a trail for the blind.
Local Treasure – North Park Boat House
Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe North Park Boathouse – Treat yourself after biking, kayaking, walking, or just some hometown friends enjoy Farmer Fresh foods. One can see the lake while dining and when the weather is nice, patrons can sit on the dock and enjoy the beautiful landscape. The Boathouse has an extensive craft beer selection. OTB Bicycle Café North Park Boathouse is located on Pierce Mill Run Road in McCandless.
– For more information, including the menu and contact information, please visit www.otbbicyclecafe.com.
Cranberry Township, PA 16066 | Butler County
Although it was incorporated in 1804, Cranberry Township is considered a new community. Shopping, schools and great neighborhoods and parks make Cranberry Township a much desired community.
Spanning over 23 miles, Cranberry Township boasts a population of more than 30,000 (2014) – up from less than 15,000 in 1990. One reason for that rapid growth has been its prime location. Found at the intersection of two major Interstate highways, I-79 and the PA Turnpike, Cranberry is easily accessible from anywhere in the region. (source, www.cranberrytownship.org, accessed 8.25.2015)
Knob Hill Park | Marshall Township, PA
Located in Marshall Township, Knob Hill Park a 157-acre facility offering two pavilions, the Elias Fry Barn, baseball fields for all ages, a sand volleyball court, sledding hills, horseshoe pits, the Country Castle Playground, an 18-hole disc golf course and a trail system.