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McCandless Township where small-town charm meets suburban convenience, all under the watchful gaze of Judge Wilson McCandless.
Families thrive amidst top-notch schools and ample recreational spaces like North Park, offering golf, tennis, and ice skating. 

Named after Judge Wilson McCandless, the township maintains a small suburban town and family-friendly atmosphere, and it prides itself on having one of the lowest real estate tax rates in Allegheny County. Initially a farming area, McCandless developed when oil was discovered in the early 1900s and an electric railway was introduced resulting in population growth and housing boom.

The municipality is home to a renowned school district, excellent educational institutions, outdoor (including Allegheny County’s North Park with its golfing, tennis playing, and ice-skating opportunities) recreational spaces, and a plethora of entertainment, sports, and shopping choices.


Part of the North Allegheny School District, McCandless encompasses five elementary schools, a middle school, and two high schools. North Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County, La Roche College, as well as a technical school founded by the engineer Alfred W. Beattie, are located here. The Northland Public Library serves the community well with its numerous programs and collections aimed at adults, young adults, and children.


Median Home Value




Area Feel
Dense Suburban


Must Go Places in McCandless Township

Almost 3,000 acres of parks (Potter Park, Devlin Park, Vestal Park, Wall Park to name a few) offer ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic pavilions, horseshoe courts, soccer fields, a golf course, a street hockey court, and fitness equipment.


For commercial needs, visit the McCandless Crossing, with its variety of service, retail and restaurant tenants, offices, hotels, and entertainment opportunities. Your spiritual needs will be catered to as the area is brimful with churches of different denominations. Should you require medical services, you will not run out of options: Children’s Hospital, Magee Women’s Hospital, Presbyterian University Hospital, Divine Providence Hospital, Suburban General Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital are located in McCandless.


If you’re a history buff, consider paying a visit to The McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage and Cultural Center which houses archives documenting the local past, along with a replica of a one-room schoolhouse and artifacts related to the Town of McCandless, North Allegheny School District, and neighboring communities.

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