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Welcome to the 15143: Sewickley, Franklin Park and Marshall Township

Welcome to Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Located only 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh. If you’re looking for a home with quick and easy access to the city, but still has small-town charm look no further than Sewickley. Whether you find yourself in the village of Sewickley, Sewickley Heights, Franklin Park, or Marshall Township, there is something in this town for everyone. Here are a few things we love about Sewickley.

Village of Sewickley

The Walkability

If there is one thing this town has locked down, it’s the ability to walk just about everywhere. In addition to being able to walk everywhere, you will also find an abundance of places to sit outside and enjoy all Sewickley has to offer. The streets are lined with benches and gazebos.

The Dining

Where should we start? A few of our favorites in Sewickley include LULA, Vivo Kitchen, Mediterra Café, and Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar. If you ever find yourself in the area, make a point to stop for lunch or dinner. You will not be disappointed.

The Shopping

Sewickley is lined with local boutiques and shops with something to suit everyone’s taste and style. Looking for local home goods? Check out House 15143 or Gather Sewickley. Bride-to-be? Make an appointment at House of Couture Designs to see their beautiful and unique collection of gowns. Spoiled pooch? Head over to Three Dog Bakery to get some handmade dog treats and nutritious dog food.

The Houses

We weren’t kidding when we said this town is full of charm. The charm doesn’t stop at the boutique-lined streets. In town you have everything from new construction to beautiful restored, Victorian homes. In Sewickley Heights, you will find homes with an abundance of land and privacy. The Sewickley zip code of 15143 also includes areas of Franklin Park and Marshall Township, where you will find several beautiful residential communities.

The School Districts

Wondering where the catch is? You won’t find one. Even the school districts are top-notch in Sewickley. The public school district in Sewickley is Quaker Valley, which is one of the top-rated schools in Allegheny County. The Sewickley zip code 15143 includes Franklin Park and Marshall Township, which are part of the North Allegheny School District. In addition to these top-rated school districts, families who prefer a private education also have Sewickley Academy as an option.

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Welcome to Adams Township

Adams Township is located just 22 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This small community features a combination of suburban and rural living, scenic rolling hills, farmlands, and new housing to century-old farmhouses. Adams is easily accessible via direct access to major roadways – Route 228 and Route 19 North, PA Interstate 79 and PA Turnpike with easy commute to Downtown Pittsburgh and Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. Part of the Mars Area School District. Here are some of our favorite features of Adams Township.

The Neighborhoods

Adams Township is home to the Adams Ridge communities. These communities offer a wide range of living options from condominiums to townhomes to single-family homes. Adams Ridge provides residents with amenities such as a community pool, a beautiful clubhouse, and neighborhood events.      You may never want to leave!

The Restaurants

If you choose Adams Township as your next home, you will not be short on dining options. Within walking distance from the Adams Ridge neighborhood, you will be able to enjoy options like Dented Keg Brewery and Spello Italian Restaurant. Looking for more options? Head down Rt.228 towards the town of Mars and you have Springfield Grille, Breakneck Tavern, and Stick City Brewing.

The Convenience 

Like we said, you may never want to leave. The Shoppes at Adams Ridge offers something for everyone. 3Minute Fitness for the gym-goers, Salon Bella Vita and VIP Nails II for your self-care, and Dollar Tree and Giant Eagle for all your weekly errands.

The Parks

The Adams Township Community Park provides a beautiful setting for residents to enjoy a multitude of activities and events.  The park features a 1.3-mile walking trail, two playgrounds, three baseball fields, two tee-ball fields, four basketball hoops, and four pavilions that may be rented for events.

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Welcome to Marshall Township, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh has a large selection of desirable suburbs and neighborhoods to suit everyone’s taste and style. One of the most sought out and desirable suburbs in the North Pittsburgh region is Marshall Township. Located approximately 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, this suburb offers close proximity to the city while still providing the luxury of living in the suburbs. Here are a few of our favorite features of Marshall Township, Pennsylvania:

The Neighborhoods

Marshall Township boasts a wide variety of beautiful residential neighborhoods. One neighborhood that we love in particular is the newest luxury development, Mallard Pond.  This development is located just .4 miles from I79 and minutes from Marshall Township parks with easy access to Wexford and Cranberry Township shopping and restaurants. The second phase of Mallard Pond is underway and homebuyers have the option to choose from five premier custom homebuilders.

Knob Hill Park

The Parks

Not only does Marshall Township have wonderful residential neighborhoods, but it also home to Knob Hill Park. The park spans over 157 acres and offers pavilions to rent, baseball fields, pony league fields, volleyball courts, sledding hill, horseshoe pits, nature trails, a newly updated playground, and an 18-hole disc golf course. In addition to Knob Hill Park, residents also have the option of Warrendale and Altmyer Parks.

The Dining

This could possibly be our favorite feature of Marshall Township. There’s a little bit of everything to suit everyone’s taste. The options range from steakhouses to Mexican to Italian and seafood, and not to mention, fun, casual options like Bakn and House of 1000 Beers. One of our favorite spots any time of year is Off The Hook. If you love seafood, this is the place for you.

The Schools

Marshall Township is located in the top-rated North Allegheny School District. When we say top-rated, we are not joking. North Allegheny is ranked #1 in the state of Pennsylvania for athletics, #2 in the state for best teachers, and #4 in the state for best places to teach. Read more about North Allegheny School District’s rankings on Niche.com.

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Welcome to Gibsonia

Pittsburgh has a large selection of desirable suburbs and neighborhoods to suit everyone’s taste and style. One of our favorite neighborhoods in the North Pittsburgh region is Gibsonia. Located just 25 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh, Gibsonia offers close proximity to the city while still providing the luxury of living in the suburbs. Here are a few of our favorite features of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania:

The Neighborhoods

Whether you want to live in a residential neighborhood or have a little bit of land of your own, Gibsonia has something for everyone. One neighborhood that we love in particular is Treesdale. Quiet, quaint and safe are just a few words you could use to describe the Treesdale community. The Treesdale Country Club has a little bit to offer for everyone in the family; from the 27-hole championship golf course to the outdoor swimming complex to club dining at Arnie’s Tavern.

North Park - Gibsonia

The Parks

North Park is conveniently located just five minutes outside of Gibsonia. The park offers 3,075 acres of trails, shelters, playgrounds, and recreation facilities.  There is something for everyone at North Park. Spend your day kayaking on the lake or taking your pup to the dog park. End your day at the park enjoying dinner on the water at the Boat House. In addition to North Park, Gibsonia is also home to Richland Township Community Park. Richland Township Community Park offers multiple sports facilities/fields, pavilions to rent, as well as playgrounds and a splash pad for the little ones!

The Dining

Gibsonia has a wide variety of restaurants and dining options. Everything from big chains to local spots. Wine lover? One of our favorite spots in the summertime is Narcisi Winery. Craft beer is more your style? Gibsonia is also home to Strange Roots Beer and Barrel Junction. Some other favorite local spots include Atria’s, Aviva Brick Oven, The Clubhouse, and Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar.

The Schools

Gibsonia is located in the Hampton School District as well as the Pine Richland School District. You won’t find that you have to compromise when it comes to school districts. Hampton was rated #6 in the state of Pennsylvania for school districts with the best teachers, amongst several other top-ratings. Pine Richland is not only is it known for its academics but was also rated #15 in the state of Pennsylvania for athletics and #2 in the Pittsburgh area for athletics. According to Niche.com, both school districts are rated with an overall grade of ‘A’ or higher.

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Down Time? Realtor Kevin Mihm Provides Helpful Tips for Home Sellers

Realtor Kevin MihmFinding yourself with a lot of time on your hands these days? Today’s current social-distancing climate requires us to spend more time at home than ever before. The good news is that if your house is on the market or you’re planning to sell soon, this is a perfect time to prepare. Here are a few suggestions from Realtor Kevin Mihm to get your house market-ready.

  1. Research the Right Pittsburgh Real Estate Agent For You

If your house isn’t already on the market, now is a good time to find an agent in the Pittsburgh area. Connect with at least three agents, interview them by phone, video conference or eventually in person, and see who you connect with best and can handle your specific home selling needs. Use services like Howard Hanna’s Agent Finder or Zillow to find your top three.

  1. Clean. Out. The. Clutter.

Potential buyers want to envision their future in your home. Use this time at home to reduce, reorganize and refresh the inside of your house. A buyer cannot picture their own family living there when there’s too much of your stuff. Lots of items to discard? Consider donating through a service like Pickup Please. They’re currently putting pick-ups on hold, but you can set your donations aside and add yourself to the waitlist.

  1. Make Small Updates and Repairs

Make a list of projects that you can take on yourself without a contractor and tackle those first. Updating kitchen hardware from a gold finish to a bronze finish is a simple project that can make a huge difference. Or – how about a fresh coat of paint in your bathroom or office? Simple updates can add a surprising amount of value.

  1. Curb Appeal

Spring is here and your yard provides the first impression to potential buyers. It’s time to get that yard cleaned up and ready to sell. Keep your lawn mowed, hedges trimmed, and consider flowerbeds for a pop of color.  Could you give your mailbox a fresh coat of paint? Or, does it need to be replaced? Assess your problem areas outside and get them taken care of during this time.

  1. Keep it Clean

It’s time to clean! Once you’ve decluttered and crossed off those interior projects, get into the habit of keeping your space tidy because once it’s listed you will need to maintain a clean space daily. Unsure where to start? Check out some helpful spring cleaning tips from HGTV.

 

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Warm Welcome to the North Hills

On behalf of Kevin Mihm – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and Treesdale Golf & Country Club, we would like to extend a “Warm Welcome” to the North Hills and surrounding communities. We have a fantastic opportunity for new residents with the purchase of your new North Hills home. Treesdale Golf & Country Club will apply a $250 CREDIT towards the current Initiation Fee of a Full Golf Membership at our Club*. The membership application must be completed within ninety (90) days of home closing.

North Hills - Golf Course

Treesdale Golf & Country Club proudly features a spectacular 27-Hole Championship Golf Course designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer. This course is beautiful, challenging, but playable for all caliber of golfers. Our facility offers a contemporary and spacious Clubhouse, upscale dining in the Grille Room, adult casual dining and cocktails in Arnie’s Tavern (no food/beverage minimums), Tennis & Junior Olympic Swim Complex, Fitness Center, and so much more! In addition to all of our amentities, we also offer multiple event spaces for social events, holiday brunches, wedding receptions, retirement parties, corporate meetings, birthday parties, and much more. Treesdale Golf & Country Club has a variety of memberships to suit every lifestyle!

After the purchase of your new home, please contact Denise Martin (Denise.Martin@ClubCorp.com) to schedule your personal tour, play a round of complimentary golf, or enjoy a complimentary meal here at our Club. On behalf of Treesdale Golf & Country Club and Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, thank you for considering the North Hills for your new home.

*In regards to the $250 credit, we cannot substitute, combine, or use it for cash value. All applicants must complete proper paperwork and present this letter at time of Application for Membership. Must complete application within ninety (90) days of closing on their new home. Offer is subject to change/end at any time and some restrictions may apply.