Venetia offers residents a quiet, small town experience in a serene, wooded region of Pennsylvania, with easy access to the vibrant city life of downtown Pittsburgh, located just 17 miles away. The community of Venetia is rich in history, and local organizations are dedicated to highlighting the area’s unique qualities.
Climate & Geography
Venetia, like most of Pennsylvania, is rich in greenery. Hilly areas and plateaus are common in Western Pennsylvania. Peters Creek runs through Venetia.
Venetia’s residents experience all four seasons, with temperatures ranging from freezing to warm at different times of the year. The Pittsburgh area receives an average of 34.8 inches of rain per year, slightly above the national average.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Venetia’s residents pride themselves on maintaining the area’s history and culture. The Venetia Heritage Society has operated out of the former Venetia Grade School for the past two decades. The society works to educate locals on the history of Venetia, and the building hosts a variety of non-profit group meetings each month.
The Enoch Wright House, located in Venetia is a historical property that has stood in Venetia for over two centuries. Built in 1816, the house is listed on the National, State and County Register of Historical Houses, and tours are available upon request.
Nearby Finleyville offers locals opportunities for recreation, with a variety of restaurants and shops to explore, as well as the Mingo Creek County Park, where one can enjoy peaceful strolling along nature trails or fishing.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Venetia is overall higher than the average cost of living in Pennsylvania and the nationwide average. Grocery, health and utility costs are lower than the state and national averages in Venetia. Transportation cost in Venetia is slightly higher than average. Housing has the largest effect on the cost of living in Venetia, with the median home cost being greater than the state and national average.
Both the state of Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh area rank on the lower end of Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside hospital ranked No. 15 in the country and No.1 in the state is located 21 miles north of Venetia in Pittsburgh. St. Clair Hospital is located 11 miles away and is ranked No. 16 in the state.