We would like to have a page with the history of the various neighborhoods we have in Moon Township that make us ONE!
Let us hear from you and YOUR neighborhood!
Thank you again to Jeffrey Snedden, History Reporter for the Beaver County Times for this great article that appeared in the Sunday edition of the newspaper, April 12, 2015.
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Broad Hill Court
Broad Hill Farms
Heldon Estates: off Shafer Road, a 32-acre Spring Run site, was formerly known as part of Bickerstaff Farms.
Mooncrest: In 1943, the federal government designed and built a housing plan known as Mooncrest for defense workers. Mooncrest residents produced armor plates and munitions and ships at the nearby Dravo Corp. during World War II. Operated by the U.S. Air Force after 1945, homes were sold to private investors in the mid-1950s. A Pennsylvania Historical Marker was dedicated on April 15, 2004, on Mooncrest Drive, located at Old Thorn Run Road. The Mooncrest Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places of September 18, 2013.
Staunton Heights: is located off University Boulevard and Stoops Ferry Road, featuring luxury riverfront brick townhouses in an upscale neighborhood overlooking the Ohio River.
Village of Amesbury: is a Moon Township community featuring 105 rental patio homes and town houses, offering a quiet and serene wooded area surrounding the properties.
Wooodland Ridge: is situated off of Thorn Run Road in Moon Township and has 150+ homes. It is a safe, friendly, family-oriented development with only one entrance (no through traffic). The plan offers many year-around community activities (Christmas Light-up Night, Halloween party, summer picnic, spring yard sale, etc.). For more than 25 years (1989) Woodland Ridge has hosted the annual “Light Up Night” for the whole community when residents encourage visitors to drive through their neighborhood looking at lights and displays. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of Pittsburgh, PA featured a large article on Woodland Ridge, page 60, Saturday, September 16, 1989, entitled: “You asked for it, Ryan did it.”
In 2007, Moon Township was honored with several honors as one of the country’s best places to live.
BusinessWeek.com ranked Moon one of five best affordable suburbs in the North East.Township officials had no idea the community received the award until Greg Smith, the township’s manager, found the report online.
The recognition includes the 15108 zip code covering Coraopolis borough, Kennedy and Moon townships.
Moon also was included in the 2007 “Best Places To Raise Your Family” published by Wiley Publishing, Inc. Moon is featured on pages 166-167. This listing included Coraopolis and Moon as the rankings are based on zip code.
Moon was nominated as a runner up in the list of top Pittsburgh suburbs to raise a family in 2013.