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Welcome to Monroeville

Visitors

Whether you are just passing through, or have recently moved to Monroeville, we hope that your time spent in Monroeville will be pleasant. As residents of Monroeville, we take pride in our community. Being located just outside a major city and having a population of around 30,000 makes Monroeville the perfect balance of a family-oriented community and a professional business district.

Monroeville, one of the leading retail areas in the Pittsburgh region, boasts a wide variety of stores and restaurants for your eating and dining enjoyment. Take a drive down William Penn Highway (Route 22) and you'll come across several shopping centers and also Monroeville Mall. Restaurants serving just about every kind of food you can imagine are located throughout the borough.

The Monroeville Convention Center, 412-373-7300, located at 209 Mall Boulevard, is host to an array of conventions and shows. There are many hotels, including an extended stay hotel, if you are planning on staying overnight. Additionally, Monroeville has many recreational activities such as:

  • Miniature golf
  • Bowling
  • Swimming pools
  • Parks
  • Special community events
  • Nearby ice skating and deck hockey rinks
  • And more!

For more information on hotels, restaurants, and things to do in Monroeville, visit the Convention Visitors Bureau of Greater Monroeville or Monroeville Chamber of Commerce, 412-856-0622, or call the Monroeville Municipal Center at 412-856-1000.

About Monroeville

The Municipality of Monroeville is located in the eastern half of Allegheny County, approximately 13 miles outside Pittsburgh. (Latitude/longitude at the Municipal Building is 40 degrees, 25 minutes, 49 seconds north latitude, 79 degrees, 46 minutes, 55 seconds west longitude)

Monroeville is considered by many to be the “Crossroads of Western Pennsylvania” with Interstate 376, Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike), and U.S. Route 22 all converging here. Monroeville offers all the resources of major metropolitan areas with a small town residential atmosphere.

  • Population: 28,640 (as of the April 2020 U.S. Census)
  • Size: Approximately 19.5 square miles
  • Elevation:
    • Low: Spring Hill Bridge, 735 feet
    • High: Mountain View Court, 1,320 feet
  • Real Estate Tax Rates - Monroeville Property Owners pay the following taxes.  For current rates, see Monroeville Resident Taxes
    • Monroeville: 
    • Gateway School District: 
    • Allegheny County: 
  • Business Taxes -- Monroeville Businesses pay the following taxes.  For current rates, see Monroeville Business Taxes
    • Business Privilege
    • Wholesale Vendor
    • Retail Vendor
  • Earned Income Tax Rates
    • Monroeville/Gateway School District: 1.5% (.015)
    • Pitcairn/Gateway School District: 1% (.01)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Tax Rates
    • Monroeville and Pitcairn: $52 per year

Monroeville History

By the latter part of the 1700s, Pittsburgh had become a bustling pioneer village. Settlements began to spring up near Pittsburgh to become small villages in themselves, but the hills to the east remained sparsely populated. By the first half of the 1800s, the area now known as Monroeville was nothing more than a small village nestled among widely-scattered farms.

In 1807, the grand-daddy of modern highways, the Northern Turnpike was completed from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and Monroeville, at its convenient location 13 miles out of Pittsburgh, became the first stagecoach stop heading east on the new road. In 1810 the village could boast of two blacksmiths, two stores, and an inn. And when a local farmer named Joel Monroe began selling off lots along the road, he was to lay down the core of the modern community that bears his name. In 1849 the village became part of the newly-formed Patton Township.

In the late 19th century the coal mining industry, busy in the hills around Pittsburgh, began to extend eastward. Patton Township was to enjoy a boom in coal mining when many local residents who didn’t work on the farms were to find employment in the mines, or on the railroads.