Monroeville is a family-oriented suburb with rich diversity. Located just fifteen miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, it's proximity to the East End's universities and other amenities make it popular with international newcomers. It's home to a large Indian population, the Hindu-Jain and Sri Shirdi Sai Baba temples and at least half a dozen Indian restaurants. The latest restaurant, Kohinoor Indo-Pak Cuisine, co-owned by Chef Tamil Selvan, who also opened Pittsburgh eateries Tamarind, Mintt, All India and Coriander.
Points of interest include the McGinley House, McCully Log House, Old Stone Church, Little Stone Bridge and the Historical Society. Monroeville has recreational venues like golf courses, bowling allies, swimming pools, a skating rink and parks. It also contains the Monroeville Mall, location of the quintessential zombie flick, Dawn of the Dead (written by CMU alum George A. Romero) and Seth Rogen's 2008 Zach & Miri Make a Porno.