Like many of Pittsburgh's suburban communities, Lawrence is a small borough with charming homes, access to Pittsburgh and public transportation, and homes that tend to be more affordable than those within the city. However, Lawrence also boasts an excellent school district, easy access to shopping and entertainment in surrounding suburbs, and a tightly knit community of just 540 people. CENTURY 21 Frontier can help you find your dream home in this quiet suburb.
Why Home Buyers Choose Lawrence
Many of the homes in Lawrence are pre-World War II properties that are more affordable than those in Pittsburgh. According to US Census data, the median home values for this township are just shy of $170,000.
Median Home Values: $165,200
Convenience to Pittsburgh
If you're planning to commute to Pittsburgh from Lawrence, it takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from the center of town to Downtown Pittsburgh, a distance of about 20 miles. Major roads and highways are easily accessible from this suburban community.
Major Highways: I-79, US-19
Public Transit: Washington County Metro Commuter bus route
- Largest school district in Washington County (Canon McMillan School District) offers AP courses, honors courses, sports programs, and more
- Annual toy drive hosted by Lawrence Volunteer Fire Company
- Annual pumpkin festival held in nearby Houston, PA
Because of Lawrence's location near the Washington County-Allegheny County line, this borough is close to amenities in both counties. Washington in Washington County, for instance, features a thriving downtown, the Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Tanger Outlets, and a bus route between the township and Downtown Pittsburgh. Upper St. Clair in Allegheny County, for instance, is home to the renovated South Hills Village shopping mall, which features a Carmike movie theater, 12-restaurant food court, and a variety of retailers. Use the map below to find more things to do in the Lawrence area.
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County: Washington County
Population (2010): 540
Local Industries: Education, shipping, healthcare
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