Located within Pennsylvania, United States, the township of Patterson is located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
The character of Patterson is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around the railway line. Lastly, a large number of locations in the township have good access to public green spaces, like Brady Run County Park, and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore.
In Patterson, the majority of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This township also has a good selection of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around three quarters of the population of this township own their home while renters make up the remainder. This township experienced its main housing boom pre-1960, so most of the available properties are from this time period.
There are only a limited number of primary schools in Patterson and for this reason they can be an extended walk away. Moreover, this part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area does not have any high schools. When it comes to food, a portion of property owners in Patterson may be able to shop for their groceries on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation.
Patterson is an extraordinarily good part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area for driving. It is especially convenient to find a place to park. This township is not very bike-friendly because the cycling infrastructure is not very extensive, and bicycling is made strenuous by the typically sloping area. Patterson is also not very conducive to walking as running daily errands is difficult on foot.