Westmoreland County, PA
Westmoreland County is located 17 miles east of the City of Pittsburgh. This Pennsylvania county sits in the foothills of the Laurel Highlands and is coveted for it’s rural communities within a short drive to Pittsburgh. Communities like Murrysville, Export, Trafford, Norwin, Irwin and New Kensington are close enough to the border to identify with neighboring Allegheny County. Second ring communities like Delmont, Jeannette and Harrison City are closer to the county seat in Greensburg. While the third ring communities, New Stanton, West Newton, Latrobe, Ligonier and New Alexandria are truly rural communities.
Westmoreland County’s lower taxes, bedroom communities and large lots are the primary attraction. On the east end, both Rt 22 and Rt 30 intersect with the PA Turnpike, providing easy access north and east across the state and a short drive to the Laurel Mountains, state parks and a wide range of skiing and biking opportunities.
Franklin Regional School District is the top ranked school district in the county, followed closely by Norwin, Greater Latrobe, Greensburg-Salem, Ligonier, Hempfield and Kiski, as ranked by Niche.