Wexford Real Estate
Wexford PA is an unincorporated community in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The area known as Wexford is divided amongst multiple municipalities which include Franklin Park, McCandless Township, Pine Township, and Marshall Township. It is named after County Wexford in Ireland.
Home to many upper-middle-class people, Wexford’s commercial landscape is dominated by a mixture of corporate chains, car dealerships, and a number of local small businesses, giving this small town much diversity. Wexford concentrated on the main thoroughfare of the “Wexford Flats“, U.S. Route 19. It is also home to what is considered to be the top ranked high schools in Pennsylvania such as North Allegheny Senior High School, Pine-Richland High School, Marshall Middle School, Wexford Elementary School and Vincentian Academy.
It was ranked the twenty-eighth best place to live by Money magazine in 2005, despite it being essentially a postal zip code and a general descriptor of a section of the suburban Pittsburgh metropolitan area, not a municipality of any type. The presence of North Allegheny Senior High School, a large, well-funded public high school, the numerous businesses, and a number of churches along the “Wexford Flats” gives the area a more distinct community identity than simply an otherwise unremarkable suburb in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Adjacent to Wexford is North Park and North Park Lake. This area is a great asset to the community is it’s many hiking/biking trails, 5-mile paved running path around North Park Lake, many pavilions for outdoor events and Family gatherings, outdoor ice rink, golf course, dog parks, numerous playgrounds, and local restaurants and shops. North Park Lake underwent construction, including dredging and refinishing shore lines, between 2009 and 2012.
The Wexford area is a growing community with subdivisions and neighborhoods constantly increasing and growing. To account for the immense increase in population in the past few years and for years to come, the county ultimately expanded U.S. Route 19, the road that runs through the “Wexford Flats“, by adding a center turn lane. Before its expansion, the road was four lanes (two each way), and heavy traffic caused significant problems for drivers attempting to perform left turns.
Unlike most of Allegheny County, Wexford PA was removed from area code 412 when it was subdivided in 1998, being placed in area code 724 instead. Part of this was because of Wexford’s close proximity to Cranberry Township, one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States.