Although its history is rooted in iron and steel production, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a sought-after retirement destination. Its medical centers and universities can compete with some of the nation’s best, including UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh also has a walkable downtown area, and it’s easy to get around with the light rail, bus systems, and bike rental stations.
This city gets additional bonus points for its diverse landscapes and extensive parks system. There are dozens of parks and recreation areas, including Point State Park and the popular Three Rivers Park. It's also home to three major rivers (the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio), which are lined with additional parks and other landmarks.
There are 31 active lifestyle communities in the Pittsburgh area, but here are seven within the city limits. Take a look and see if your dream home is in the Steel City.
High $100s - High $300s
Steeplechase consists of 348 attached homes available for resale. The Ryan Homes Collection offers four models ranging from 1,429 to 2,183 square feet, and The Steeplechase Attached Homes models range from 1,054 to 2,592 square feet. Current prices start in the low $200s. Also, the homeowners’ association (HOA) takes care of lawn care and common area maintenance.
Built between 1997 and 2002, this community is about six miles south of Downtown Pittsburgh, putting residents within easy reach of daily necessities and big-city entertainment. For longer trips, Pittsburgh International Airport is 30 minutes away.
Below $100k - Mid $100s
Constructed in 1982 and consisting of 343 condo homes, Beacon Hill provides residents with a community clubhouse, a private pool and a patio, and plenty of natural greenspaces. It's also in a prime location just 10 miles east of Downtown Pittsburgh. Condos in this community range from 1,140 to 1,610 square feet with two to three bedrooms and one-and-a-half to three bathrooms. Some units have balcony access overlooking the community pool. Current prices range from the low to mid $100s.
High $200s - Mid $600s
A well-established active lifestyle community, Fox Chapel Mews is within 10 minutes of Downtown Pittsburgh. The community consists of 184 maintenance-free condos with features such as open-concept floor plans, spacious family rooms, master suites with en-suite bathrooms, and private outdoor patios or balconies with sliding glass doors. The homes range from 1,512 to 2,430 square feet with two to four bedrooms and two to three-and-a-half bathrooms. Current prices range from the mid $300s to the mid $600s.
Residents have access to a fitness center, a heated indoor pool, a sauna, a party room, a library, a fireplace lounge, and multipurpose gathering spaces. Outside, the amenities continue with a spacious courtyard, a patio, and a community garden.
High $200s - Mid $300s
At Grove Pointe, homebuyers can choose from a variety of low-maintenance townhomes. Ryan Homes began construction of Grove Pointe in 2020 and plans to build 68 attached homes ranging from 1,280 to 1,717 square feet. Homebuyers can choose from three models. Residents have access to outdoor recreational facilities as well as a gazebo, a picnic area, a playground, and benches. There are also paved trails for walking, jogging, or biking. This community is also within 20 minutes of Downtown and within walking distance of many daily needs.
Low $300s - Mid $400s
Arabian Meadows is a private community tucked away from the noise of the city. The single-family homes range from 1,667 to 2,846 square feet with two or more bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached garage. Residents enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle because the HOA provides extensive exterior maintenance and landscaping. There are also plenty of on-site amenities, including a community clubhouse with a fitness center and pool as well as abundant outdoor space.
Mid $300s - Low $400s
The Enclave at Concord Green is an intimate community that will have only 25 attached homes. Although floor plans have yet to be announced, the HOA will cover all exterior and common area maintenance. Residents of The Enclave at Concord Green will be just a 10-minute drive away from Valley Brook Country Club & Golf Course, and Downtown Pittsburgh is a short 30 minutes away.
High $200s - Mid $300s
The Villas at Cool Springs has 23 attached townhouses with two models to choose from. Homes include two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages. With its convenient location, this community provides easy access to the city and the surrounding area which includes the Cool Springs Golf Center and the Cool Springs Sports Complex.