Nestled in southern Butler County is the Borough of Mars, rated by niche.com the #4 best place in the county to raise a family. The borough also rates highly for its public schools, housing, and low crime rates.
With a population of nearly 1500 people, Mars is one of the smaller Pittsburgh suburbs that we serve. Mars is ranked as the eighth safest suburb in the state of Pennsylvania—and is also called one of the best places to retire in the state.
This laid back atmosphere—the borough does have a space ship on display—creates a community feeling that builds during events such as Apple Fest, Light up Night, Martian New Year, and the 4th of July.
Borough parks include Clay Avenue Park, Garfield Park, and the Mars Borough Athletic Complex which is home to the Mars High School boys’ baseball team, Butler Eagle County Baseball League, Mars Area Recreational Sports, Mars Baseball Association, and Mars High School Ultimate Frisbee Club.
Students attend Mars Area School District with students from Valencia Borough, Adams Township, and Middlesex Township. The district receives As from niche.com for its academics, college preparedness, and health & safety.
We love the small town feeling of Mars, as well as the community-oriented restaurants that include Jimmy’s Strip District Grille, Springfield Grille, Breakneck Tavern, and Mars Pizza. Be sure to finish each stop to the borough with a visit to the famous Mars Flying Saucer on Pittsburgh Street!