7 Reasons to Build a Custom Home in the North Hills

The North Hills area of Pittsburgh has gained popularity in recent years as a desirable bedroom community just outside the city. This robust area has seen a dramatic increase in new construction, including custom homes. This friendly and safe community offers great schools, entertainment, activities and affordability perfect for homeowners from all walks of life. Whether you’re a recent retiree, young professional or raising a family, the North Hills is a great place to call home.

Several townships are included in the suburban area of North Hills, including Franklin Park, Pine Township, Wexford, McCandless, Ohio Township, Cranberry, Ross Township, Warrendale, Marshall Township and Hampton Township.

Seven Reasons to Build a Custom Home in the North Hills

1 – Great Schools

The North Hills boasts some of the top school districts in the region. These school districts have received many awards and recognition both at the state and national level, including a Best High School ranking by U.S. News and World Report.1 Great schools not only appeal to families, but other homeowners understand that areas with strong schools add resale value to a home. Area districts include North Allegheny School District, Hampton Township School District, and Pine-Richland School District.

2 – Proximity to Pittsburgh

While urban living is desirable for certain people, many others prefer the charm of suburban life. The drive from most North Hills communities into the city is around 30 minutes. The North Hills offers an easy commute to the city with better roads available than other suburban commutes. With a custom home in the North Hills, you don’t have to live in the city in order to work there. Easy access to Interstates 79 and 279, plus the availability of a carpool lane, make commuting a breeze.

3 – Abundant Shopping and Restaurants

The North Hills offers a variety of shopping and dining options. Ross Park Mall and McCandless Crossing provide access to many of the common stores people desire. From Whole Foods to Trader Joes, to the more affordable retailer, Aldi, this area boasts a wide variety of grocery shopping options. New stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and more are being developed in this fast-growing area. Local favorites include La Casa Narcisi Winery, Soergel Orchards, Nordstrom Rack, and Il Pizzaiolo.

4 – Affordability

Even as the North Hills area continues to grow, prices remain accessible and affordable when compared to many suburban areas around the country. The great thing about custom homes is the added resale value over planned community construction.

5 – Boom of New Housing

In recent years, the North Hills area has witnessed massive growth in new construction. The availability of new neighborhoods and lots for custom homes makes North Hills a great option to build your dream custom home.

 6 – Safe and Friendly

According to Niche,2 many of the areas within the North Hills are known for their low crime rates, friendly neighborhoods and community feel. This area offers so much more than a quick drive to the city. It truly is the perfect location to call home.

7 – Entertainment and Activities

Of course, residents can drive into the city for entertainment, but the North Hills offers options for all ages. North Park and other areas have outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and kayaking. Also, many restaurant options are available from fine dining to local dives. For athletes, many different recreational sports and fitness facilities are available such as the Baierl Family YMCA and L.A. Fitness. And, for those seeking culture, the North Hills Art Center offers classes and artisan markets. Check out live music at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille and experience breathtaking zip lines at Go Ape Adventure Park.  Opening soon, Dave and Busters are in development at The Block Northway in Ross Township.

Make the North Hills Your Home

Bachman Builders has lots available in the Mallard Pond Subdivision in Marshall Township. Lots are listed at $175,000 with home packages starting in the high $700’s. Let us build your next custom home in the North Hills. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!

Sources:

  1. http://www.nhsd.net/About.aspx
  2. https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/search/most-diverse-suburbs/m/pittsburgh-metro-area/?page=2