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Photo: Franklin Park Borough website

We’ve found that our real estate clients choose to search in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh because of the family-friendly atmosphere, great schools, and affordable housing prices. And when it comes to growing families, few places get it better than Franklin Park Borough in Allegheny County. It was rated the best place to live in the Pittsburgh area and 4th best place in the nation to raise a family by

We love Franklin Park’s tree-lined streets and sidewalks that invite outdoor activities and impromptu talks with neighbors. The area is a mix of single family homes and townhomes with an average home price of $312,000. And as we like to say, the area is just “15 minutes to anywhere”—whether it’s a commute to the City of Pittsburgh for work, a night out to experience the Cultural District, or a quick shopping trip to Cranberry.

Parents of school aged children move into Franklin Park to take advantage of all the North Allegheny School District offers—from youth and varsity sports to musicals, advanced placement courses, and a wide variety of electives. North Allegheny was named the #1 district in Pennsylvania and 15th best in the nation.

For all of its big accolades, Franklin Park is a small suburb—just 13.5 square miles. It’s home to parks including Blueberry Hill Park with its popular huge sandbox, as well as Linbrook Park, Acorn Park, Old Orchard Park, and Mel Lubert Nature Reserve. A center at Blueberry Hill Park holds classes for adults and children year-round. And the Franklin Inn, a family-owned Mexican Restaurant, has the best margaritas in the area!

Interested in this fantastic neighborhood? Contact us to learn about buying opportunities in Franklin Park. And remember, we donate $100 for every closing and referral to a charity of your choice.