Now is a great time to invest in real estate. Interests are low, and since the market has cooled off a little, home inventory is up. This makes it a fantastic time for first-time homebuyers and investors alike to get into the market.
Of course, some areas are more affordable than others. First-time buyers and investors usually want to keep an eye on the budget.
No worries! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most affordable, safe, and convenient neighborhoods in Westmoreland County.
If you’re looking for fantastic schools and low crime with a country feel, then look no further than the small town of Hunker. With only 300 residents, this little city has a wonderful community atmosphere.
Rolling hills, plenty of green space, and top-rated schools make this a family favorite. Hunker is not known for its nightlife or diversity, but New Stanton is only a few miles away for shopping, restaurants, and movie theaters.
Enjoy a wine tasting at Hunker’s Bella Terra Vineyard.
A recent review states: “Loved this place. This was our first visit. The ladies that waited on us were friendly and helpful on the wine tastings.
No charge to sample the wine. They have some really good wines. The dry whites and reds were my favorite… We were so impressed we are coming back next weekend with our friends. Highly recommend this place.”
With an average home price of just $106,000, we think it’s hard for families to find a more affordable or safer place to raise children.
On the other side of New Staunton is Youngwood. Even more affordable than Hunker, Youngwood also has terrific schools and low crime. Homes sell for an average of $104,000.
Youngwood has a roomy suburban feel and a population of around 3,000. It’s a close-knit community with parks and a public pool for the kids. Grocery stores, gas stations, and local restaurants are nearby.
The population is a nice mix of families and retirees.
Are you a young professional looking for a quiet, affordable place in the suburbs? West Newton might be for you. Crime is low, and the schools are good (important for resale).
Unlike some of the neighboring areas, West Newton has a slightly more diverse population and many bars and restaurants for socializing.
The homes average about $96,400, making West Newton very affordable. With a population of 2500 souls, traffic is never a problem.
Thirty minutes from downtown Pittsburgh is the beautiful (and affordable) town of Trafford. Top-notch schools, parks, low crime, and plenty of amenities make Trafford one of our favorite affordable places to live.
A suburban neighborhood with 3100 people, you would never guess you are only a half-hour to major sporting venues and the hot spots of Pittsburgh.
A recent review of the town says: “Living in the suburbs of Pittsburgh has always presented an advantageous location for the family. With sports games and concerts just 30 minutes away in downtown Pittsburgh, evenings are never boring. For the more adventurous, Ohiopyle and Moraine parks are just a short drive away for excellent camping trips! When the summer game nights and trips are over, the quiet and friendly neighborhood of Trafford provides a relaxing evening after long days of work.”
With an average home price of $107,000, we don’t know how you go wrong here.
With a population of over 40,000 people, Hempfield Township is larger and a little more expensive than our other picks. But if you are looking for an area with plenty of restaurants, shops, and family-friendly parks—then this is it.
While there are some expensive neighborhoods in the area, plenty of middle-class homes abound. Top-rated schools, low crime, and friendly neighbors make Hempfield a fantastic place for families or young professionals.
With average homes prices around $166,00, it’s still below the national average for affordability making this area hard to pass up.
If you’re looking for an affordable home in a great neighborhood, let us help you today. There may not be a better time than right now.