Best Places to Live? Try These Two Pennsylvania Towns

By Kelly Leighton | Oct. 2, 2020 | 2 min. read

Two Pennsylvania towns made’s list of the 50 Best Places to Live in 2020.

Abington Township was ranked 19th overall, while Ross Township was named 48th. Ranking communities with a population of at least 25,000, the study analyzed the economy, cost of living, diversity, education, health and safety, entertainment options, weather, lifestyle and the housing market of the areas in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Abington Township, with a population of 56,000, the median income is $92,000, with a median home price of $292,000. The area was also applauded for its strong school system.

“Abington is a great suburban community just outside of Philadelphia that has become a top pick for homebuyers moving out of the city. Affordable housing, great schools and close proximity to the regional train lines into Philadelphia make this a very attractive place to live,” said Josh McKnight, vice president of the Montgomery Association of Realtors®.

Located just eight miles from the downtown area of Pittsburgh, Ross Township boasts affordable housing with strong schools. With a population of 31,000, the median household income is $73,000, with a median home price of $196,000.

“Ross Township, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, has a number of positives going for it,” said 2021 PAR Treasurer Preston Moore, a member of the Realtors® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. “The township is close to downtown, the universities and hospitals located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Ross has high-end shops and budget stores to suit every economic pocketbook. The North Hills school district has one of the best academic and sports programs in the region.”

“If we had more listings, then the sky would be the limit for Ross Township,” added Moore.

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