Overview of Cranberry
With a diverse mix of apartments and homes, a climbing population, and affordable living, the township of Cranberry, PA, is one of the fastest-growing communities in the Keystone State. Conveniently tucked between the booming city of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny National Forest, Cranberry is just short drive from small-town life, whether you want to be in the splendor of nature or the hub bub of the township. According to City-Data, the median household income was up by more than $17,000 from 1999 to 2008, showing that there is definite growth in the area and room for prosperity. Cranberry is also a township of families, as the average size of a home here is around 3.23.
Living in Cranberry, PA
The township has seen rapid growth recently due to its ideal location, but Cranberry has been part of Pennsylvania since 1804. The community was named after the many wild cranberries that used to grow in the area. According to the township's website, the township has about 30,000 residents, which is double its 1990 population. The opening of Interstate 279 has cut many commuters' and residents' time in half, giving people here greater access to the Butler County and the surrounding areas of Pittsburgh's metropolitan area. Only a small portion of Cranberry residents - around 2.9 percent - lived below the poverty level in 2008, showing that this is a great place to live, work, and play.
Cranberry Attractions and Special Events
Although it's sometimes uncommon for communities to celebrate Easter, Cranberry does things a little bit differently. Its Eggstravaganza is one of the township's most popular events each year, featuring a community-wide Easter egg hunt, local food vendors, and plenty of family-friendly activities that celebrate the return of springtime weather.
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