McCandless Township has many faces. Quiet, well-established bedroom community; home to North Park; medical center; houses of worship; new, upscale residential developments; and exploding commercial corridor. There's even a college here.
These days, all eyes are on McCandless Crossing, a major development that is bringing new commercial, residential, and entertainment opportunities to area residents. Eventually, it will feature over 1,000,000 square feet of business, entertainment, medical, and residential space. McCandless Crossing actually stretches across the east and west sides of major traffic artery McKnight Road.
While it is a large development, it also fits nicely into the surrounding scenery. It sits adjacent to major local institutions like LaRoche College, and the UPMC Passavant Hospital. Retail locations in McCandless Crossing already cover nearly every interest, and there's still more to come. Visit major chains like Lowe's and Dick's Sporting Goods.
You'll also find plenty of culinary variety, with Bonefish Grill, BJ's Brewhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, and of course Gigi's Cupcakes. After you pack on the calories, head over to L.A. Fitness where you can burn them off. For coffee, you can't miss Convive. If you're in a hurry though, you can pick up your coffee at Panera's drive-through window. Click here for the entire directory of businesses at McCandless Crossing.
And we haven't even gotten to the residential development! The Residences at McCandless Crossing features 53 brand new town homes, with construction progressing at a brisk pace. Each home features 3 bedrooms, a 2-car garage, and 2 ½ bathrooms - perfect for family living. You'll also be within walking distance of all McCandless Crossing amenities. And we haven't even gotten to the residential development! The Residences at McCandless Crossing features 53 brand new town homes, with construction progressing at a brisk pace. Each home features 3 bedrooms, a 2-car garage, and 2 ½ bathrooms - perfect for family living. You'll also be within walking distance of all McCandless Crossing amenities.
Of course, there are also plenty of great homes available all around the town of McCandless. When you live in a close-knit town located near a big city, you get the best of both worlds. One of the largest remaining vacant parcels in the township has become a very upscale neighborhood called Park Ridge.
McCandless Township is home to a number of religious institutions. Just West of McCandless Crossings sits Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The building is new and it is beautiful. Don't miss their annual festival, typically held over Labor Day weekend. The Providence Heights Alpha School is a highly regarded school providing Catholic-based education for students in grades K-8. For those desiring to continue their Catholic education in high school, there's Vincentian Academy, also located in McCandless Township.
McCandless Township is within the North Allegheny School District. Here's a map of the entire school district. No matter which data point you choose, the North Allegheny School District is exceptional. It's the rare district to earn a perfect 10 from GreatSchools, and each individual school in the district earns a high mark, as well.