Quality of Life

Working & Living in Westmoreland County

Sure, Westmoreland County is a great place to locate your business and work, but it's an even better place to live and raise a family. Many Pittsburgh commuters live here and agree. 

You'll enjoy clean air, rolling hills, forests, and four distinct but temperate seasons. Eighty percent of our 1,000 square miles is still forests and farmland. Our sunrises greet you cresting the Laurel Mountains, while sunsets may find you exploring the power of the city's lights. Why not work where you live!
Westmoreland County offers you affordable housing from apartment complexes to condos, small homes in rural or suburban locations to executive homes in developments, planned communities or on a golf course.

Health Care
We also offer some of the finest medical facilities in the Commonwealth. From state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to award-winning hospitals, quality health care is never far away. Latrobe Area, Westmoreland Regional, Frick Hospital and their subsidiaries have joined together to form Excela Health, a partnership designed to provide a level of service rivaling the hospitals found in larger cities.
Among the amenities you'll find here are nine county parks and four state parks. You can enjoy cross country and downhill skiing, fishing, boating, hunting, rock climbing, and hiking. Or if you prefer, you can take a leisurely ride down a bike trail, traverse a BMX course, or go white water rafting, canoeing, or repelling. We have preserved nature and wetland parks and camping areas with cabins for the faint of heart.
Enjoy a play at one of several local playhouses or take a short ride to Pittsburgh and enjoy a Broadway show, a concert, or the opera. Peruse our museums and visit historical sites such as Fort Ligonier, Bushy Run Battlefield, or Hannastown. Experience one of the many ethnic cultures in Westmoreland County by attending their annual festivals. Go back in time to the French Renaissance at the Renaissance Festival or stroll the grounds of one of our nationally famous arts and heritage festivals.
More importantly, we offer quality educational systems for your children to learn and grow in. Among our colleges, you'll find Seton Hill University, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Westmoreland County Community College, Saint Vincent College (summer home to the Pittsburgh Steelers), and Penn State University at New Kensington. Educating today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders is a responsibility that Westmoreland County takes pride in.
Westmoreland County has more of the amenities that you and your family want and more of the opportunities that your business needs! What can Westmoreland do for you?