Realtor's Guide to Trafford Real Estate

Trafford is a friendly borough in Pennsylvania. A majority of the borough is located in Westmoreland County, though a small portion stretches out into Allegheny County. Officially incorporated in 1904, the borough was named by George Westinghouse in honor of the town of the same name in England. Trafford today is a small residential community home to great public resource and a welcoming community.

The cost of living in Trafford is lower than the national average, and having a great quality of life here can be found at correspondingly lower costs. Trafford’s convenient location close to larger cities makes it easy to travel for work or pleasure. In fact, many residents in Trafford commute to work, travelling to these cities nearby on a daily basis. There are also a number of businesses located directly in Trafford. Local restaurants and shops provide residents with a range of conveniences and sources of entertainment.

Trafford is also home to a community that favors art and culture. One of resident’s favorite local establishments is The Theatre Factory. The Theatre Factory is a local non-profit theater that puts on a variety of musicals and shows throughout the year. A variety of community organizations allow residents with a wide range of interests to share their passions with like-minded residents.

The Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission also serves residents of Trafford. This is a local department that seeks to provide residents of the Penn-Trafford School District with opportunities for learning, fitness, and fun. They put on a variety of recreation activities and maintain public facilities for residents of the community. The Penn-Trafford High School Pool remains open for public use during select hours and is also the location of weekly lessons. Special events like Holiday parties and dances are put on throughout the year.  

Residents of Trafford are served by Penn-Trafford School District. The district contains five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district is characterized by high academic achievement amongst its students. It has consistently be ranked amongst the top school districts in the state. For alternatives to the public education system, there are also several private schools offered very close to the Trafford borough.  

As a mostly residential area, housing options in Trafford are mostly single-family dwellings. Homes in Trafford are also predominantly owned, with renters making up the minority. These houses come in a range of styles and sizes, allowing for potential residents to find the best fit for their lifestyle.