Mt. Lebanon truly combines it all to make a highly livable community for its nearly 35,000 residents. The old-world charm of its housing stock and its tree-lined streets create a beautiful, year-round display for the active runners and walkers who take advantage of the community's sidewalks and parks daily. In fact, most children here walk to one of the seven elementary neighborhood schools, the two middle schools and the high school every day. The walk is worth it. The Mt. Lebanon school district is currently ranked second among all Pennsylvania schools for achievement, and is often ranked among top school districts nationwide
Many of Mt. Lebanon's homes and neighborhoods were designed during the 1920s and 30s with architectural styles ranging from Craftsman, Prairie, Foursquare and English Tudor to Cotswold cottages, Colonial Revival and Italian Renaissance The town's three walkable business districts feature unique, locally owned bakeries, coffee shops and such gift stores such as the Celtic Cross for Irish wares, cafés like Uptown Coffee and restaurants with fare ranging from continental to Japanese, Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, French-Moroccan and Indian. The award-winning Bistro 19 offers features new American, Asian and European cuisine and an upscale, casual atmosphere where co-owner ”B” takes special care to talk with every diner, every day.
A close-in suburb with access to the ”T” light rail line and several bus lines, it's an easy commute for many of the residents who work or go to sporting and cultural events downtown.
"I tell newcomers from other countries; ‘Ask Pittsburghers to coffee. Don’t wait to be asked.