From beautiful lakesides to bustling cities to undisturbed natural beauty, Western Pennsylvania has a scene for just about every lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for the peace and tranquility of rural living, the convenience and charm of a small town, or the fun and excitement of small-city living, you’ll find something you love in Erie County. Here are some of the best places to live in the Erie area.
The Best Towns Around Erie County
Affordable homes, great schools, ideal locations, plenty of amenities… these favorite towns have it all!
Quaint storefronts along Buffalo Road set a scene of small-town charm while sweeping country roads, soaring blue skies, and acres of undisturbed landscape create a sense of peace and tranquility in one of Erie County’s favorite small towns. Tucked along the shores of Lake Erie just northeast of the city of Erie, Harborcreek is both secluded and convenient. Average home prices are $270,000, with homes the perfect combination of affordable and luxurious.
Enjoy the convenience of life in Harborcreek—a short drive along the Bayfront Connector to Downtown Erie or along I-90 to Millcreek Mall and the Casino—as well as the charms of small-town and country living, like Shades Beach Park and Buffalo Road’s cafes and restaurants.
It’s no surprise McKean is a local favorite—this charming little town is filled with fun! From its quaint Downtown to nearby golf courses, McKean has something for everyone. Its public schools are known for being some of the best and the area, and average home prices are just $250,000, making it a very affordable place to call home.
A friendly and connected sense of community brings residents of all ages and interest together for fun events throughout the year, like the McKean Tavern Summer Festival, McKean Community Day, or the Garden Mart. It’s also loved for its local Main Street businesses, like McKean Tavern or Meeker’s Main Street Pizza.
Scenic Pennsylvania countryside meets small-town charm in Corry, PA, Erie County’s second-largest city. Surrounded by fertile farmlands, game lands, and undisturbed natural areas, Corry is the perfect blend or rural beauty and historic Downtown charm. And with home prices at just $102,000, Corry is highly affordable.
Enjoy plenty of shopping and dining in Downtown Corry, as well as two beautiful golf clubs. There are also plenty of community events to enjoy, like Sunday in the Park or CorryFest, as well as miles of scenic country roads ideal for biking.
Ready to Find Your Perfect Place to Live in Erie County?
If you’re thinking of buying a home in Western Pennsylvania, it’s time to contact Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services. We’re here to help you explore the area, learn more about its fabulous neighborhoods, discover the perfect home for sale, and relocate with ease—whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned home investor.