Town of McCandless
Located in the heart of the North Hills of Allegheny County, the Town of McCandless, dubbed the Garden Spot of Allegheny County in 1957, is home to a variety of housing, a renowned school district, outdoor recreational activities, restaurants, shopping, and more.
Primarily a farming community in the 1800s, the Town boomed in 1890 with the discovery of oil and the introduction of an electric railway that helped open the future to the ever more growing, vibrant community we are today. In the Town we enjoy a suburban-style setting while still maintaining the same comfortable environment of a bygone era. With quick and easy access to highways and turnpikes, and just a short commute to Downtown Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder the population here has grown to more than 28,500 residents and why McCandless has been ranked highly among Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live.”
Covering 16.4 square miles, McCandless continues to mature as more diversified development completes our landscape, such as McCandless Crossing, a Traditional Neighborhood District that includes 53 town homes, retail outlets, offices, hotels, and entertainment. Residents enjoy safe and well-maintained neighborhoods and nearly 3,000 acres of park for just about every activity: sporting, biking, hiking, and walking trails, a lake for fishing and boating, a pond with a Thoreau-like setting, and a golf course, all of which make McCandless a special place to call home.
So, whether you’re a visitor passing through, here on business, or a longtime resident, we welcome you and hope you find your time in McCandless a pleasant one!
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The Town of McCandless governs based upon solid core values of integrity, straightforwardness, pragmatism, and an attitude of public service and selflessness. We offer programs of service that emanate from these principles, delivered in optimal fashion.