Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Washington County, Pennsylvania, Peters Township is a captivating blend of history, outdoor activity, family-friendly fun, and entertainment — all while maintaining a strong sense of community. Use this guide to Peters Township, PA, to delve into it all.

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Rooted in History

Peters Township’s history dates back to the late 1700s when William “Indian” Peters, an early settler, made his home in the area. Peters Township was incorporated in 1781 as one of the 13 original townships of Washington County when it became part of Pennsylvania. The region played a vital role during the American Revolutionary War, becoming a significant hub for industry and agriculture. Stop by the historic Wright House, which is currently home to the Peters Creek Historical Society Museum. It’s also worth visiting the nearby Oliver Miller Homestead, a colonial-era farm famously known for its involvement during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.

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Scenic Beauty & Outdoor Recreation

Peters Township has an abundance of natural beauty — and many ways to enjoy it. First, Peters Lake Park offers visitors a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, including a good-sized lake to play on. Peterswood Park is great for the whole family, with an outdoor amphitheater, ball fields, playgrounds, concession stands, a community recreation center, and more. And don’t forget Montour Trail: this multi-use, non-motorized recreational pathway is the longest suburban rail-trail in the country, connecting to many other trails while offering extensive opportunities for hiking, biking, and outdoor enjoyment.

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Proximity to Pittsburgh

For those who want to venture into the city now and then, Peters Township is just a short drive from Pittsburgh proper. Here, you can enjoy the city’s fabulous arts and culture, entertainment, sporting events, shopping, fine dining and more.

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Peters Township School District

The Peters Township School District is a great one, making the area even more attractive for families. For example, the district has been named a National School District of Character by the Character Education Partnership, and the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Peters Township 3rd in the region and 5th overall among the 500 districts across Pennsylvania in 2024.

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Shopping, Dining & Family Fun

On top of convenient access to the shopping, dining, and entertainment of downtown Pittsburgh, Peters Township visitors and residents also have many exciting options to discover. Route 19 — between Cranberry Township and Portersville — is known for its many eclectic boutiques and local eateries. Here, you can find one-of-a-kind treasures and charming places to grab a bite day or night.

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Use This Guide to Peters Township, PA, as a Foxlane Homeowner

Explore this charming township and discover why it’s one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Even better? Get to know Peters Township as a local in a brand-new Foxlane home at Camden Village. This boutique neighborhood of 13 luxury townhomes is located at the heart of it all, featuring low-maintenance living — and low taxes — in one of Pennsylvania’s most popular suburbs. Schedule a tour today to learn more about this exciting new community and the luxury living that Foxlane Homes provides.