Erie

Find Lakeside Living in Erie, PA

Nestled against the southeastern shore of Lake Erie, the small city of Erie, PA perfectly blends the natural beauty of country living and the convenience of the city. Here, you’ll find a bustling downtown district, breathtaking local parks, charming and affordable neighborhoods, and plenty of employment opportunities. Eager to learn more about what it’s like to live in Erie? Come explore.

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Spotlights of Erie

Presque Isle State Park

Enjoy the great outdoors in Lake Erie’s beautiful waterfront park! This sandy, 3,200-acre peninsula offers a nearly endless array of recreational activities—swimming, hiking, biking, inline skating, and more.

Lake Erie

The expansive Lake Erie laps the shores of the city, providing residents with beautiful views and tons of lakeside activities—like boating, fishing, and swimming, but also ice fishing and ice skating.

Downtown Erie

Head to Downtown Erie to find an exciting variety of shops, restaurants, galleries, theatres, and more. Downtown is home to the Erie Art Museum, Erie Playhouse, Warner Theatre, and the Performing Artists Collective Alliance.

Erie at a Glance

Getting Around

Buffalo: 90 miles, about 1.5 hours
Cleveland: 100 miles, about 1.5 hours
Niagara Falls: 115 miles, 2 hours
Major roads: I-90, I-79, I-86

Demographics

Population: 98,000
County: Erie
Median home value: $87,800
Median rent: $698

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Living in the City of Erie

Want to know more about what it's like to actually live in Erie? We've got you covered.

The Homes

If you’re looking for affordable housing, Erie is a great place to find it. In fact, Erie is ranked among the cities with the lowest cost of living in America. The median home value of the area is well below national and state averages at just $87,000 as of 2021. You’ll find quite a variety here, too—from cozy bungalows to expansive estates. Many of Erie’s homes offer ample square footage and large-acreage land.

The Jobs

Erie might be a small city, but it has a very diverse economy with quite a few varied employment opportunities. Some of the largest employers in the area include Erie Indemnity Co., Wabtec US Rail, UPMC Hamot, Wal-Mart, Saint Vincent Health Center, the City of Erie, the State of Pennsylvania, and the US federal government.

The Schools

Public school students in Erie are primarily served by Erie's Public Schools, which educates over 11,000 students in 15 schools across the Erie area. The district is home to Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, an A+-rated magnet high school ranked among the top public high schools in Pennsylvania.

The Amenities

Erie is home to a variety of businesses, parks, entertainment areas, shopping centers, and more. Find big-box retailers alongside delicious local eateries. Spend the day on the golf course or take the kids to a local park. Visit the Erie Zoo or explore beautiful works of art at the Erie Art Museum. Catch a show at Warner Theatre, sample some locally brewed drafts at the Lavery Brewing Company, or window shop in Downtown Erie. The possibilities really are endless!

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