Facts about Springdale


The suburb of Springdale is located 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River. The area is just 1.1 square miles and includes a population of just under 3,500. Riddle Run joins the Allegheny River at Springdale. Springdale has two borders, Springdale Township and Cheswick. Across the river is the community of Plum. The Rachel Carson Homestead is located in Springdale. Carson was a marine biologist who authored the book Silent Spring. There is a public library, the Springdale Free Public Library that serves the borough. Springdale has about 1,600 homes with just under half married couples living together. An additional 25 percent are children under 25. The borough is within the Allegheny Valley School District and is served by Springdale High School.


The Rachel Carson House

In 2018 the Springdale Council issued $6.9 million in contracts to renovate the borough’s water plant. The renovations should replace aging waterlines. The borough was approved for $5.5 million in PennVEST funding earlier in 2018. The borough is making the upgrades because of filtration system problems and aging pipes that have resulted in high manganese levels and residents noticing dirty water in their homes.

Springdale earned solid B grades on Niche.com for public schools, housing and crime. The median home value in Springdale is $91,200. Its area feel is suburban, with most choosing to own homes instead of rent them.

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