Located within Pennsylvania, United States, the municipality of Monroeville is situated in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
The character of Monroeville is exemplified by its calm environment. It is easy to access parks from a large number of locations in the municipality and there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to discover. This part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area is also reasonably good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some areas can be quite loud, especially around Pennsylvania Turnpike, William Penn Highway or one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing most of the dwellings in Monroeville, and large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. The median year of construction for buildings in this municipality is 1965. This part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area also has a good variety of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the properties in the municipality are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Monroeville and therefore they can be an extended walk away. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to eating, a portion of home buyers in this municipality may be able to travel to one of approximately 40 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to use another means of transportation. There are also a few choices for those who value restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
The favored mode of transportation in Monroeville is very often a car. It is especially convenient to access a parking spot. In contrast, public transit users may find very few choices in this part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area as a result of the infrequent service. Thankfully, residents benefit from a few bus lines. Most homes for sale in this municipality are located in places that are not very conducive to walking because few common errands can be run on foot. Getting around by bicycle is also very difficult in Monroeville as there are quite a few hills, and the cycling infrastructure is not very well-developed.