Whitehall Borough became an independent municipality in 1948 after separating from Baldwin Township and has been a home rule community since 1978. It is in the South Hills about six miles from Downtown, with Route 51 as the main link.
Although most of the homes are single-family dwellings, there are a representative number of apartments and town houses. The South Hills Country Club is located near the geographic center.
Amenities include a thriving public library, a large swimming pool, and four tennis courts. In addition, six ball fields and playgrounds are located throughout the borough. PAT bus lines serve the borough with quick access, via the Busway, to Downtown. A shopping center, Caste Village, offers a wide-range of services and products. Whitehall is named one of the two “Most Livable Communities” in Metropolitan Pittsburgh by PHH Technologies Services, a company that advises corporations on employee relocations.
Did You Know?
- Whitehall is probably named after Silas D. Prior’s tavern on Brownsville Road, which was renamed White Hall in the 1850s. The building is still in existence, but is in Brentwood. Another possible source of the borough’s name is that the area, which used to be located within the township of Baldwin, was known as Whitehall Driving Park.
- The Whitehall Public Library, which has a Hennen American Public Library 90th percentile Rating (HAPLR), making it one of the top 25 in the state.
- Whitehall is recognized as a Banner Community by the Allegheny League of Municipalities for its efficient governance.
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Resources Supporting Whitehall Residents
Since its founding in 1959, The Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce has worked to promote every business within our Chamber. Our vision has always been to make our community a better place to live, shop, and do business. As business people, we come together and reach out to every aspect of the community. We sponsor activities to inform residents and businesses of our goods and services. Our luncheons, dinners, and mixers, give us an opportunity to discuss our needs, present our products and services, and discover what others have to offer.
In addition to keeping you advised of local, state, and federal government activities that affect business issues, we unite to influence government decisions and interventions that affect the business climate. We come together to solve problems and address barriers to our prosperity. We cooperate with school districts and all the organizations within them. We assist other civic and municipal organizations, and we honor the families who in turn support our businesses.
The Chamber invites all businesses, professionals, and civic organizations to join us. Together we can work to promote the growth and excellence of our communities.