In 1798, Jacob Huddle and Henry Strohm moved to the area of modern-day Indiana Township from Germany. Back then, Pittsburgh, the state’s capital, was only but a small borough and the land around it mostly rural. Indiana Township became Allegheny County’s fourth township in 1805, driven by the “coal culture,” it attracted many people from around the country who were looking for work in the mining industry. Coal mining flourished in Indiana Township for three reasons: its proximity to the Allegheny River, the extensive railroad system, and the rich coal deposits found buried in the earth. A few of the critical areas within Indiana Township include the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Consulate Health Care, the Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, the Mary Flinn Lawrence Estate (Hartwood Acres), and the Singing Winds site for the Council of the Three Rivers American Indian Center. Shaler and Hampton Townships border Indiana Township to the west, O’Hara Township to the southwest, Harmar Township and Fox Chapel to the south, Frazer Township to the east, and West Deer Township to the north.
There is plenty of neat things for residents of Indiana Township to do in and around Allegheny County. For one thing, you are only 28 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, which has its own long list of fun attractions to choose from. One of the top picks for residents and tourists alike is Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens located at 1 Schenley Drive in Pittsburgh. Set in Schenley Park, it is one of many historical landmarks found in the area. The purpose of the botanical garden is to entertain and educate citizens of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas with a collection of formal gardens of Roman and English styles, as well as others. One of the noteworthy things about Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is that it has been named one of the “greenest facilities in the world. For those looking for a little more excitement in their lives, there is Kennywood amusement park located 57 minutes away in West Mifflin. Taking advantage of the hilly Pennsylvania terrain, it has six heart-stopping roller coaster rides, as well as 16 other rides for all ages. If you’re looking for entertainment, dining, and shopping, you have to look no further than Waterworks Mall located at 933 Freeport Road in Pittsburgh.
Real estate in Indiana Township features a vast array of architectural styles, floor plans, and exclusive amenities. Single-family homes for sale in Indiana Township can be found varying in size from two bedrooms and one bathroom to six bedrooms and five bathrooms. These homes also feature such amenities as mahogany hardwood flooring, screened-in porches, beautiful stone facade, granite countertops, walk-in pantries, and more. Furthermore, lots for sale in Indiana Township are also available of varying sizes and featuring different types of terrain. If you’re curious about the great real estate options available in Indiana Township, there is no time like now to make your move. Contact us today for further information or to schedule a tour of one of our many Indiana Township properties.