McKean's Small-Town Appeal
Approaching the center of town, you'll find beautiful houses lining both sides of the street and American flags hanging from the telephone poles. You may see a couple of your neighbors walking along the sidewalks, or meet some friendly new faces along the way.
McKean is a small Pennsylvania town in Erie County that about 300 people call home, and it has an active community with fun annual town events. Let's discover what's great about living in this Pennsylvania town.
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From exploring Edinboro Road and the quiet Main Street to finding fun things to do by Lake Erie, McKean is a great location to experience the best of small-town living.
The McKean Tavern and Other Downtown Businesses
There are a few local restaurants in McKean — namely the McKean Tavern, Aprile's Pizza, and Meeker's Main Street Pizza.
The McKean Tavern is "the best place in town," serving residents lunch and drink specials in a pleasant local atmosphere. You can even go there to listen to live local bands and stop by the McKean Tavern Summer Festival in August. If you're looking for a great taste of local life, McKean Tavern is the place to be. Aprile's Pizza and Meeker's Main Street Pizza are also fantastic restaurants to stop by.
McKean Community Day and Annual Events
A highlight of the local culture is McKean Community Day, where residents join friends and neighbors in August to celebrate their unique way of life.
Trolleys run through the main streets and stop along the way to take people throughout the festival, which includes a car show, flea market, live music, craft show, corn hole tournament, and so much more! The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.
Other popular events that take place in McKean include:
- All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Fish Fry
- Garden Mart
- McKean Lions' Club Pancake Breakfast
- and more!
If you're looking for even more ways to stay involved in your community when living in McKean, you'll be pleased to know about its social clubs and organizations — including the St. Francis Ushers Club, McKean Lioness Club, Boy Scouts, McKean Garden Club, and many more.
Other Things to Do
Nearby, McKean residents can enjoy golfing at South Woods Golf Course or Beechwood Golf Club. And since McKean is located near I-79, it's easy to explore the area from your home.
If you want to visit Lake Erie and Presque Isle State Park, you'll have easy access, too. The park is just 20 minutes away, so you'll be able to visit the beach and lakeside life in mere moments!
Local Schools: General McLane School District
Students living here go to public school in the General McLane School District, which has four schools — Edinboro Elementary, McKean Elementary, James W. Parker Middle, and General McLane High.
McKean Elementary school is within the town borders, and the other three schools are just down the road from McKean, about 10 minutes away.
The Housing Options in McKean
You'll mostly find two-story houses in McKean, though the architectural styles and land sizes vary dramatically. There's everything from 5-bedroom houses, 2-bedroom properties on over 2 acres of land, cozy single-story homes, and country houses on up to 40 acres of land.
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