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Borough of Pleasant Hills

The Borough of Pleasant Hills sits six and a half miles from the Liberty Tunnels on the Route 51 corridor. Pleasant Hills, which was incorporated in 1946, is a popular suburb for new home buyers with everything from “first home” to “dream home” to “retirement home” in its housing stock. Houses frequently sell within days of listing.

Despite the decline in the local steel industry and many other corporate giants merging away, Pleasant Hills has enjoyed a slow, but steady growth coupled with a low turn-over in residential housing.

Pleasant Hills has been deliberate in preserving its heritage. Within its borders there are two privately-owned historic structures: a log home dating back to 1774 and a stone house—the Torrence House—which dates to 1797.  Pleasant Hills Borough is one of the few communities in the United States with its own preserve of virgin woodland—the 16-acre A.W. Robertson Arboretum.

Did You Know?

  • Originally part of the vast Province of Virginia, what is now Pleasant Hills was in turn a part of Yohogania County, Westmoreland County, Washington County and finally, in 1788, it became a part of the newly established Allegheny County.
  • Corn and rye farmers in the area now known as Pleasant Hills joined the Whiskey Rebellion in the 1790s.
  • The A.W. Robertson Arboretum of Pleasant Hills, where trees and shrubs are cultivated for scientific and education purposes, has specimens of trees that have been growing there since the time of the Delaware, Shawnee, and Mingo Indians.

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Family Services of Western Pennsylvania

Home 3230 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh PA 15238 Home Phone: 888-222-4200 Website: Family Services of Western PA

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Pleasant Hills Quick Facts

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Land Area

2.78 square miles

School District

West Jefferson Hills


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Pleasant Hills Arboretum
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Borough of Pleasant Hills

410 E. Bruceton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone: 412.655.3300

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