View of downtown Pittsburgh from Mount Washington.

Just outside Pittsburgh, Canonsburg offers quiet communities with easy access to the city.

Forget what you thought about living near Pittsburgh; its reputation as a Steel City is practically gone. It is now an up-and-coming area that attracts big companies and home seekers of all ages. And, like any other growing city, Pittsburgh has a corresponding suburban sprawl with new and established residential developments and businesses. It has also carved a niche for active adults with towns like Cranberry and McDonald offering neighborhoods with lifestyles that favor low-maintenance living. 

One of our favorite Pittsburgh suburbs is Canonsburg, which sits about 18 miles south of the city. One major perk of living in Canonsburg is that the Pittsburgh International Airport is only about 30 minutes away. Some of Pittsburgh's best-loved attractions, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, are also easily accessible.

Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County with a population of around 9,000. There are five small communities that are close enough to downtown to enjoy its offerings but small enough to provide peace and quiet. Between the five, there are new and resale condo, attached, and single-family homes. Read on to see if any of them check all of the boxes on your list. 

Indian Ridge

Mid $500s - High $600s

Smaller is better at Indian Ridge, an exclusive community of 31 luxury single-family residences designed by Eddy Homes. There are four floor plans ranging from 1,870 to 2,818 square feet with three to five bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached garages. Standard features include gourmet kitchens with eat-in bars, master bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets, engineered hardwood flooring, nine-foot ceilings, oversized basements, and private backyards.

Optional upgrades include extra bedrooms, butler’s pantries, extended decks and patios, sunrooms, finished basements, lofts, and three-car garages. The property offers direct access to a system of trails, and the homeowners' association (HOA) fees cover snow removal and lawn care.

The surrounding area offers a broad variety of outdoor recreational opportunities like Canonsburg Town Park, home to an outdoor pool and sports courts. Peters Lake Park is popular for hiking, fishing, dog walking, and kayaking. When it is time to shop or grab a bite, residents can visit Giant Supermarket, ALDI, CVS, Walgreens, and the Southpointe Town Center nearby.

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Waterford Villas

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

The community sign for Waterford Villas surrounded by naked shrubbery, located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Golfers will appreciate the fact that Waterford Villas is close to several courses.

Waterford Villas is an inviting neighborhood of 59 resale attached homes built from 2004 to 2007 on the banks of Chartiers Creek, a popular spot for bass and trout fishing. Standard floor plans range from 1,600 to 2,182 square feet with features like three bedrooms, patios, attached two-car garages, first-floor master suites, expansive and equipped kitchens, and decks. The HOA fees cover lawn care costs, and homeowners also enjoy the community clubhouse which has gathering rooms for social events plus an outdoor pool and patio area.

Golfers will appreciate the fact that Waterford Villas is close to several courses, including Valley Brook Country Club and Southpointe Golf Club. This area is also known for its wonderful restaurants, including Juniper Grill and Franco’s Trattoria.

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Evergreen Village

High $300s - Mid $400s

Distant view of the Evergreen Village community sign next to an off waterfall fountain in a grassy common, located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Homeowners in Evergreen Village like to stay connected with frequent social gatherings.

Evergreen Village offers single-level living in modern resale condominiums built from 2002 to 2010. Floor plans range from 1,923 to 2,668 square feet with three bedrooms, oversized kitchens, large windows, patios, and spacious walk-in closets. Features like cathedral ceilings and first-floor master bedrooms and laundry rooms make these homes comfortable, elegant, and carefree. There is also an HOA, which provides lawn care and roof maintenance as well as snow removal on driveways, sidewalks, and access streets.

Homeowners in Evergreen Village like to stay connected with frequent social gatherings including yearly holiday parties, summer picnics at the community gazebo, and the annual Evergreen Party. Other activities include afternoon teas, plays at the Little Lake Theater, card clubs, and book groups. Canonsburg Lake is a popular spot for locals as it is stocked with trout and other species. Plus, it has a fishing pier for persons with disabilities. The lake also has a boat launch ramp and is open to both un-powered boats and boats with electric motors.

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Sherwood Pond

Low $400s - Low $500s

Sherwood Pond, another Eddy Homes community, is slated for 54 new single-family homes. Buyers have their choice of four models ranging from 1,790 and 2,527 square feet with three to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages. The customizable floor plans offer one- and two-story configurations with high-end owner’s suites, spa-like bathrooms, gourmet eat-in kitchens, and separate dining rooms. Extras include sunrooms, extended patios and decks, and dens.

Sherwood Pond’s HOA fees provide for snow removal, lawn mowing, mulching, and landscaping. The scenic property is also well-maintained, with walking trails, a pond, and benches. Although there is no community clubhouse, there are many fitness centers nearby, including Anytime Fitness, Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, Spencer Family YMCA, and the 24-Hour Health Club. 

This upscale neighborhood is also close to all of the Canonsburg shopping outlets and restaurants, as well as respected medical facilities like Washington Hospital, Legacy Medical Centers, and Family Medicine Center. For homeowners in the mood for shopping, the McDowell Shopping Center is less than a mile away and features Dollar Tree, Applebee’s, Atria's Restaurant, PNC Bank, and Kmart.

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Traditions of America Southpointe

Low $400s - High $600s

Yellow Fort Pitt Bridge going over Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Exciting attractions are easily accessible from this community.

Rounding off our list, Traditions of America Southpointe is a newer community of 132 single-family homes. Award-winning builder Traditions of America began development of this community in 2019. These new construction homes for sale range from 1,536 to 2,981 square feet and feature two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Residents don't have to worry about petty tasks either, with lawn care, snow removal, exterior maintenance, and more covered in the HOA Fees.

Amenities include an 11,000-square-foot clubhouse ideal for social gatherings and classes. Residents can also enjoy a fitness center, a dance studio, golf practice facilities, a sports bar, and a heated outdoor pool. The conveniences of Canonsburg are all within reach for homeowners. Plus, exciting attractions like the Carnegie Space Center and Fort Pitt Museum, as well as the Pittsburgh International Airport, are all easily accessible. 

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