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The City of Butler: Small-town America, Present-day Paradise

Scenic countryside, traditional bed and breakfasts, beautiful, historic buildings, antique shops and even farmers markets… sounds like Americana at its finest, right?  Actually, it is… and it’s located just 35 miles north of downtown Pittsburgh in the city of Butler.

Recognized in 2012 as Smithsonian Magazine’s 7th best small town, it is no wonder why so many families searching for a home in Pittsburgh land in Butler.  Who can resist a historically-charming county courthouse and various classic museums set amongst an industrial and manufacturing center?  Certainly not any of the several authors who’ve selected Butler as the backdrop of their novels.

Butler’s rural appeal is personified in plays at Butler Little Theatre, the Butler Fall festival and at all of the city’s bed and breakfasts, including Four Points Alpacas, where elegant animals graze in rolling farmlands.

The rural paradise is easily accessible, too, via five major highways that run through Butler, several nearby freight railroads and the Butler County Airport, which offers general aviation convenience.

But, there is no need to fly out of Butler.  The airport’s Runway Sports Bar and Grille is just one of the city’s many tasty options.  Mama Rosa’s Restaurant and Sauce Kitchen may rival your own mama’s cooking and you won’t find better authentic Mexican food than you will at Rey Azteca.  Although you’re sure to be full, it’s hard to resist King Cones Castle for frosty desserts.

Butler also offers plenty of ways to work off all that delicious cuisine, too – like any one of the several area golf courses.  The Conley Resort even includes a family-fun indoor water park, banquet hall and hotel accommodations – which may be great if you check out the Deer Creek or Rustic Acres Wineries, which are conveniently located in Butler.  If you’re interested in biking, hunting or picnicking, Almeda Park may be just the place for you.

Great public and private schools are just the icing on the cake for Butler residents.  If you’re searching for a home in Pittsburgh, see what Butler has to offer you.  Search available homes in Butler now.