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South Fayette: A Fast-Growing Community Emphasizing Education

The Pittsburgh suburb of South Fayette has been experiencing growth spurts thanks to the highly regarded South Fayette School District.

Located along the I-179 corridor, just 30 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, South Fayette is not short on idyllic and comfortable neighborhoods to call home. The township also whispers stories of the nation’s history as documents show George Washington once owned a parcel of South Fayette land.

South Fayette gives buyers plenty to consider when looking to move to the greater Pittsburgh area.

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There's So Much to LOVE in South Fayette!


Being close to Pittsburgh, South Fayette residents are never really far from fun and entertainment. Attractions like the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, the unique Duquesne Incline, and the Rivers Casino are no more than 30 minutes away. It’s easy to spend a day exploring Downtown Pittsburgh and its bounty of dining, shopping, and entertainment. A little closer to home, you’ll find Helicon Brewing McDonald for some local fun and dining in a casual setting full of pinball and pool tables.

Annual Events

The township keeps the community together with a few notable annual events. Community Day celebrates the residents with an abundance of vendors, entertainment, and activities for children. Other seasonal events like fireworks for the Fourth of July in Fairview Park, the annual Earth Day cleanup, and the holiday season’s Joy-Thru Fairview make it easy to celebrate with your neighbors throughout the year.

Parks and Recreation

Lovers of the outdoors will find that there are many parks throughout and near South Fayette Township, from the large soccer fields of Boys Home Park to the 125 acres of Fairview Park. Panhandle Trail offers walking and biking trails through South Fayette while Preservation Park serves as the perfect site for sporting events and a leisurely stroll marked by a buried time capsule and a memorial to local first responders. Permitted hunters can seek out game at Farm Preserve tucked between Boys Home Park and Preservation Park.


The South Fayette Township School District is not just one of the best in Pennsylvania, it’s a shining star in the nation. The district boasts a reading proficiency of 90%, a 98% graduation rate, and a comfortable student-to-teacher ratio of 17:1. It’s on the smaller side with under 3,500 students spread across one elementary, one middle, and one high school. After graduating, students can decide to attend the University of Pittsburgh or Penn State, two of the state’s popular schools for South Fayette alumni.

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Shopping & Dining

If you're a South Fayette resident looking for some great shopping and dining options, you're in luck! The Piazza in South Fayette is the perfect spot for a night out, with Firebirds and Primanti Brothers serving up delicious meals. For those in need of some retail therapy, head to the Gateway Shops at Newbury Market, where you'll also find TopGolf and BJ's Wholesale. Bridgeville is just a short drive away and offers the Great Southern Shopping Center, a local favorite with a blend of necessities, sit-down restaurants, and quick eats. Nearby in the municipality of Collier, you'll find Chartiers Valley Shopping Center, which also features a mix of shops and restaurants. Both are worth checking out and just a few minutes' drive from South Fayette. So whether you're in the mood for a sit-down meal or some casual shopping, there's plenty to explore in the surrounding area.

Keeping Active

South Fayette’s abundance of parks really encourages residents to keep active and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. It doesn’t just stop there, though, as the township also organizes a number of sports associations for children and adults. From softball to lacrosse, there are several options for residents of all age groups looking to be an active part of the community and keep their bodies moving.

Job Opportunities

Most South Fayette residents are likely going to be traveling to Pittsburgh for work. The city is a hotbed for innovation, and industries like medical tech, robotics, food processing, and logistics are thriving. More casual employment opportunities are available in the city, but you can work closer to home with towns like Bridgeville and McDonald sporting a number of outlets for retail and nursing.

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