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Image: Middlesex Twp website

Established in the late 1700s, Middlesex Township is a “rural-residential” area close to the amenities of Cranberry and downtown Pittsburgh. The 23 square mile township is home to 5,500 residents. gives Middlesex Township As for the public schools, housing, lack of crime, and family-friendliness. Niche also specifically calls out the township’s rural feel—it’s ranked in the top 100 for best Pennsylvania suburbs to own a house.

While the township is situated within Butler County, residents can have mailing addresses for Valencia, Mars, Gibsonia, Butler, or even Saxonburg. The area prides itself in controlling its growth to keep the township community-friendly.

Served by the Mars Area School District, students in grades Kindergarten to 12th learn in a highly ranked and growing school district with many opportunities to play sports, engage in music and theater, and explore technology. The district is ranked #2 in Butler County and receives an A from Niche for based on state assessment proficiency, SAT/ACT scores, and survey responses on academics from students and parents.

Families enjoy the 21-acre community park, complete with a walking trail, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, playground equipment, natural wildflower field, and a pavilion.

We love the township’s community feeling—it’s far enough away from downtown Pittsburgh to feel like you’re away from it all. But hop in the car and in 40 minutes you’re in the cultural district. If you’re interested in home in Middlesex Township, give us a call!