Upper Burrell Township Reviews
Rating 4 out of 5 8 reviews
It's a very nice, quiet rural setting. Not many places for shopping and other things, but not a far drive from many places that offer these things.
Lived here all my life and is very safe. There's not much to do around here, but it's nice for families. Everyone around here is generally nice and everyone minds their own business. It's close to Lower Burrell and New Kensington, as well as Pittsburgh, so there's job opportunities. Alcoa is probably the best job opportunity around here.
Only once in a while you see the police, but there's practically no crime that goes on around here.
I've lived here my entire life, and I have no complaints since it's a very small, rural township.
The safety in this area is great. There are almost no crimes and it has a very comforting atmosphere. There are only a couple policemen, but they are very responsive and helpful when needed. There are minimal concerns.
Although my mailing address is New Kensington, I live in the township of Upper Burrell. It's a nice, relatively rural area with a booming business park, a Penn State campus, a decent school district (Burrell). A downside it is there isn't much to do -- no recreational opportunities, retail, restaurants, etc. But there is a large county park in a neighboring township and many restaurants in nearby towns. Several malls (Pittsburgh Mills and Monroeville) are about a half-hour drive, with other nearby shopping centers. And you can be in Pittsburgh in just over a half-hour. If you want a quiet, rural setting with employment and educational opportunities and a relatively short drive to retail and entertainment establishments, Upper Burrell is a great place to live.
I live in Upper Burrell which has a New Kensington address. The area is rural. Some farm land, but we also have Alcoa and a Research Park located here. So, there are jobs to be had. You can drive about 15 minutes in all directions and get to a store of some sort. I see this area has room to grow and love living here.