McCandless is a town nestled in the northwestern portion of Allegheny County and is a Home Rule Municipality. With a population hovering around 29,000, it has ranked towards the top of Money Magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live.” On January 1, 1975, its status was changed from “McCandless Township” to the “Town of McCandless after obtaining a home rule charter from the State of Pennsylvania. And even though McCandless hasn’t operated under the First Class Township Code for quite some time, it remains classified as such for specific reasons. Another interesting fact is that the word “town” is not included in Pennsylvania’s list of municipal units, which often causes some confusion for those who are not aware of this fact. On the other hand, there is Bloomsburg in Columbia County that was incorporated in 1870 under the official classification of town and is still recognized as one till this day. Historically, the land that became present-day McCandless belonged to a man named James Duff. The 400-acre piece of land Duff owned was used for farming purposes. As the local farming industry grew, residents of the area held a meeting in 1849 and decided to form a local government. Originally called “Taylor Township,” it was founded in 1851. In 1857, it was changed to “McCandless Township” after one of the District Judges, Wilson McCandless.
One of the fantastic things about living in McCandless Township is its proximity to Pittsburgh and all of the attractions and amenities that can be found there. Nevertheless, McCandless Township is also surrounded by some of the most beautiful terrains in the United States. Whether you’re looking for a trendy shopping center of a place to go camping, the Pittsburgh North region has it all. For example, you have Mount Washington located in Pittsburgh. This charming and romantic place is well-known for its panoramic views, one which can be found at Grandview Avenue’s Restaurant Row, featuring some of the most premier Italian and seafood eateries in the Pittsburgh area. Then you have Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines, funiculars that scale the steep hill to incredible lookout points like Grandview Overlook. In addition to that, you are offered a number of educational venues such as Carnegie Science Center located at 1 Allegheny Avenue in Pittsburgh, featuring exhibits such as Andy Roid, an interactive, animatronic robot that explains what it’s like to be a robot.
Real estate in McCandless Township features a vast array of architectural styles, floor plans, and exclusive amenities. Single-family homes for sale in McCandless Township can be found varying in size from one bedroom and one bathroom to seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. These homes also feature such amenities as lots of natural lighting, luxury master suites, granite countertops, built-in bookshelves, gas fireplaces, and more. In addition to this, you can find an excellent choice of multi-family homes for sale in McCandless Township as well. Some examples include townhouses and condos featuring one bedroom and one bedroom, all the way up to three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Furthermore, lots for sale in McCandless 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 McCandless 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 McCandless Township properties.
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