North Allegheny School District Municipalities
Bradford Woods Borough incorporated in 1915, followed by a Home Rule Community government established in 1974. A Home Rule Community is governed by 7 elected council members and an elected Mayor with a Manager performing the day to day operation of the Borough.
As you drive through the Borough you will be captivated by the fact that no two homes are alike. This Community started as a summer get-away and has developed into a beautiful Borough that over flows with history. Many of the homes along with their unique personality have their own history. Bradford Woods, over the years, passed through a process of legislative changes common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the Borough, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the Borough. From the very first ordinances of no unruly behavior and not wearing bathing suits on the main street to the very modern addressing of Storm Water Runoff you will find in this Borough an orderly collection of legislation that has enhanced the protection of all land owners.
We are fortunate to have our own local elementary school as pictured on this page along with a beautiful natural Reserve and lake. Bradford Woods portrays the expression, "the best gifts come in small packages".
Franklin Park Borough is a growing community located northwest of Pittsburgh in the North Hills area of Allegheny County. The municipalities of Marshall, Pine, McCandless, Ross, Ohio, Sewickley Hills and Bell Acres in Allegheny County, and Economy in Beaver County, surround it.
Covering 13.5 square miles of land area and with a population of approximately 14,000, Franklin Park has many assets. The Borough has a highly educated workforce, good schools and a superb quality of life. With quick access to the interstate highway system Franklin Park Borough is within easy reach of the region's retail centers, world-class universities, hospitals, cultural and recreational facilities.
As one of the most vibrant communities in the Pittsburgh Region, Franklin Park offers its residents an exceptional level of service. We also have one of the lowest real estate tax rates of the 130 municipalities in Allegheny County.
Marshall Township takes much pride in its rural atmosphere yet it is situated a short 20-minute drive north of Pittsburgh’s business and cultural centers via I79/279. A Township of the Second Class, Marshall is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. Approximately 14 square miles in size, it is located in the northwest corner of Allegheny County – thus the “Tops In Allegheny County” logo.
Marshall is bordered by Cranberry Township, Butler County to the North, Franklin Park Borough to the South, Pine Township to the East and Economy Borough, Beaver County to the West, and borders Bradford Woods Borough on three sides. Incorporated June 3, 1863, it was named for Thomas Mercer Marshall, a famous trial lawyer who practiced law in Allegheny County.
Marshall is included in the North Allegheny School District and is a member of the Northern Regional Police Department. All residents have free access to the Northland Public Library, and public transportation to Pittsburgh is available from several locations including a newly constructed Port Authority Park’n Ride.
Located in the heart of the North Hills of Allegheny County, the Town of McCandless, dubbed the Garden Spot of Allegheny County in 1957, is home to a variety of housing, a renowned school district, outdoor recreational activities, restaurants, shopping, and more.
Primarily a farming community in the 1800s, the Town boomed in 1890 with the discovery of oil and the introduction of an electric railway that helped open the future to the ever more growing, vibrant community we are today. In the Town we enjoy a suburban-style setting while still maintaining the same comfortable environment of a bygone era. With quick and easy access to highways and turnpikes, and just a short commute to Downtown Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder the population here has grown to more than 28,500 residents and why McCandless has been ranked highly among Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live.”
Covering 16.4 square miles, McCandless continues to mature as more diversified development completes our landscape, such as McCandless Crossing, a Traditional Neighborhood District that includes 53 town homes, retail outlets, offices, hotels, and entertainment. Residents enjoy safe and well-maintained neighborhoods and nearly 3,000 acres of park for just about every activity: sporting, biking, hiking, and walking trails, a lake for fishing and boating, a pond with a Thoreau-like setting, and a golf course, all of which make McCandless a special place to call home.