The Borough of Sewickley is one of Pittsburgh’s smallest suburbs—and one of the most quaint. With tree lined streets and sidewalks buzzing with young families, the entire area is walkable and includes a small town center with speciality shops and an art center. Screen Shot 2018-08-30 at 7.09.36 PM

The area is well-rated overall by, receiving an A+ for its public schools and family friendliness. It’s also close to Route 65, making for a quick trip into the City of Pittsburgh or the airport. The community also scores highly in job availability, lack of crime, housing, and outdoor activities.

Because of its popularity, Sewickley Township is a bit pricier than other suburbs. The median home value is over $290,000 but many of the homes are large and historic—leading to higher prices. It’s also a very well-educated community, with nearly 30% of the adult population holding a master’s degree or higher.

Kids attend the Quaker Valley School District, which consistently earns an A from Sewickley Academy, a well-regarded private school, is also nearby.

According to the borough’s website, Sewickley is the Indian word for “sweet water,” which lends its name to Sweetwater Center for the Arts located in the heart of the business district. There are also six parks to visit—Chadwick Street Park, Maple Lane Playground, Park Place, Riverfront Park, War Memorial Park, and Wolcott Park.

We love the opportunity to shop local in one of our region’s cutest towns. Sewickley is home to shops, galleries, award-winning restaurants, and spas. If you’re looking for a community that combines a small-town feel with easy access to downtown Pittsburgh, talk to us about homes available in Sewickley.