Aspinwall is a borough on the Allegheny River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. It is essentially a residential place. In 1900, 1,231 people resided in Aspinwall, and that number rose to 2,592 in 1910, and 3,170 by 1920. The population was 2,801 at the 2010 census.

Fox Chapel

The Borough covers nearly eight and one-half square miles and is surrounded by the Borough of Aspinwall and the Townships of O'Hara, Indiana and Harmar.  With the exception of churches, private clubs and private schools, Fox Chapel is 100 percent residential. 

Fox Chapel constantly strives to defend and maintain its special ambience.  Our wooded hills, parkland and residential developments with lot sizes that average one acre or greater are a valuable regional asset.  Fox Chapel is a classic example of what can be done to preserve a rural atmosphere in the very midst of urbanization and industrialization. 


Situated among the beautiful hills and valleys along the Allegheny River, the Township of O'Hara is located six miles northeast of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle. The community was long organized as a township, and retains "Township" in its official name, but adopted a home rule charter in 1973 (taking effect on January 5, 1976) and is no longer subject to the Pennsylvania Township Code. The population was 8,407 at the 2010 census. It is named for James O'Hara (1752-1819), an early American industrialist in western Pennsylvania.


Blawnox is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,432 at the 2010 census. The name, Blawnox, is derived from the Blaw-Knox Company, which had a manufacturing plant there providing much of the town's employment. Blawnox had previously been called Hoboken, but postal regulations required that the municipality change its name since Hoboken, New Jersey had a prior claim to the name.


Harmar Township was named after Harmar Denny, a congressman from 1829-1837 and the son of Ebenezer Denny, a General in the Revolutionary War. Originally settled by farmers and coal miners and connected to the world by the Allegheny River, highway and rail, the Township soon flourished with other industries including brick making and scientific research & development.

Harmar Township is conveniently located 13 miles northeast of Pittsburgh at the Allegheny Valley interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Route 28 Expressway. Approximately 3,240 residents dwell within its 5.86 square miles, a balanced mix of rural wooded land, public and private neighborhoods, business, industry, riverside property and plenty of recreation. 


Cheswick is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 1,746 at the 2010 census. Cheswick, named for a town in England, is a small town of about 350 acres (1,400,000m2). The history of the lands of Cheswick seems to have belonged to the Keen family at least in part, for Archie Pillow, or Pillar, as spelled in old records, inherited land from the Keen family. That land, in part, is where Cheswick is today. Archie's brother, George, once owned the second oldest house in the community. Thomas Pillow owned the land from Highland Avenue to the Harmar Township line.


 Springdale Borough is a welcoming and safe community of homes and businesses, nestled between a bend in the sedate Allegheny River and convenient Route 28. The century-old town has family-owned businesses devoted to their customers and proud of their accommodating services. Neighbors know one another, and the next generation is choosing to stay here.


Nicknamed "One Square Mile of Happiness" by the local folk. This Allegheny River community began in 1816 when a farmer, Michael Bright, bought a large tract of land northeast of Pittsburgh. Oakmont is a borough of 1.57 square miles of small hills and wooded areas 14 miles northeast of the city of Pittsburgh near Plum Creek and along the Allegheny River

Indiana Township

The Township of Indiana was incorporated in 1805 and is 17+ square miles in size. It was the fourth township formed in Allegheny County north of the Ohio and Allegheny Rivers. The Township has approximately 30 miles of its own roads and there are more than 22 miles of State and County roads within the municipality. We have approximately 7,000 residents in one of the most rapidly developing communities that comprise the Fox Chapel Area School District. 


The neighborhood of Morningside, distinguished by its tree-lined streets and two-story brick homes with porches, used to be a farm community until 1905, when the Chislett Street trolley line came. Major residental development followed several years later. Morningside is a quiet residential community, less than two square miles in area, where people tend to know one another.


Sometimes you just know you’ve got it good. You’re in Shadyside. Boutiques, shops and galleries mingle with national retailers in a neighborhood of tree-lined streets, historic homes, hip events, and distinctive restaurants. And most everything is within walking distance. 

Convenient to Pittsburgh, yet miles away from the mall. If you’re searching for an extraordinary way to spend a day, a night, or a lifetime, just Think Shadyside.


Pittsburgh is the seat of Allegheny County and with a population of 306,211 is the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and "the City of Bridges" for its world-record 446 bridges. The city features 29 skyscrapers, 2 inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification, and the source of the Ohio River at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. This vital link of the Atlantic coast and the Midwest cuts through the mineral-rich Alleghenies which made the area coveted by the French and British Empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, Civil War raiders and media networks.

Known for steel, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, transportation, computing, retail, cars, and electronics.

 The region is host to a plethora of internationally regarded museums, medical centers, parks, research infrastructure, libraries, and a vibrantly diverse cultural district.

These legacies have earned Pittsburgh the title of America's "most livable city" by Places Rated Almanac,  Forbes, and The Economist while inspiring National Geographic and Today to name the city a top world destination. Since 2004, the area has added 3,304 hotel rooms and has higher occupancy than 11 comparable cities.

Apple, Google and Intel are among 1,600 technology firms generating $10.8 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls, with the city serving as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and atomic power. R&D leaders CMU & Pitt annually produce multiple startups as the city has earned the top rank as "America's smartest" with a total of 68 area colleges and universities.

The nation's fifth-largest bank, nine Fortune 500 companies, and six of the top 300 US law firms make their global headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, while RAND, BNY Mellon, Nova, Bayer, FedEx, GSK and NIOSH have large regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth-best metro area for U.S. job growth. Pittsburgh is a leader in environmental design with 60 totally green buildings, including downtown's convention center. A renaissance of Pittsburgh's 115-year-old film industry—that boasts the world's first movie theater—has grown from the long-running 3R Film Festival to an influx of major productions including Disney and Paramount offices with the largest sound stage outside of Los Angeles and New York City.



The Aspinwall, Fox Chapel, O'Hara, Cheswick, Blawnox, Harmar, Morningside, Shadyside, Shaler Glenshaw, and Greater Pittsburgh real estate markets are made up of many smaller communities and neighborhoods. These present variety and each has its own unique characteristics. Whether it’s location and what’s in the neighborhood or nearby, or it’s simply the price ranges of the homes in the area, there will be differences and I want to help my site visitors to understand those differences and use the information here in making lifestyle decisions.

Use my neighborhood profiles here and map resources to determine the best areas for you, or just to familiarize yourself with these areas from a “neighborhood–up” approach. Knowing the amenities and culture of these various neighborhoods will give you a better perspective on living in the Aspinwall, Fox Chapel, Cheswick, Blawnox, Harmar,  Morningside, and Springdale real estate markets, or in selling your home’s neighborhood to potential buyers.

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