Welcome to Summit Township
Right outside of the Erie city limits, you’ll stumble upon Summit Township, PA. This township is a close-knit community with the convenience of big-city amenities, such as shopping, dining, and unbeatable entertainment. Summit Township has stayed true to its roots despite the area’s recent commercialization. Here, you’ll find that a heartwarming, neighborly feel still lingers throughout the area.
Come explore Summit Township, where charming and old-fashioned meet modern and upbeat!
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Spotlights of Summit Township
Centrally located in Erie County, Summit Township is an opportunity-filled area with a mix of agricultural, commercial, and industrial facilities. Summit Township has easy access to Erie County’s top employers, including General Electric, Saint Vincent Health Center, and Penn State University. There has been some pretty sweet commercialization along the County's Peach Street—a racino, hotels, and highly-rated restaurants have heightened employment in the area.
Plethora of Parks
Maintaining its small-town feel, the community of Summit Township has worked hard to upkeep the area’s many parks. Summit Township Community Park, located in the heart of the township, can be found brimming with kiddos most days. The park has three soccer and baseball fields, along with a variety of playground equipment. What was once a privately-owned picnic area is now 34-acre Picnicana Park, which features walking trails, sports areas, and of course, picnic pavilions.
Students of Summit Township Township are served by Fort LeBoeuf School District, which is ranked #4 for “Best Places to Teach in Erie County.” The school district is comprised of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. In addition to the public school system, Montessori In The Woods School and Erie First Christian Academy are two private schools in the area.
Summit Township at a Glance
Major Roads: I-79, I-90, US-19
Airport: Erie International Airport
Distance to Erie, PA: 20 minutes
Distance to Buffalo, NY: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Zip Codes: 16441, 16506, 16509
Median Home Value: $174,950
Summit Township Attractions
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Presque Isle Downs & Casino
Presque Isle Downs & Casino truly has it all—this horse racing track and casino combination (racino) provides unique entertainment for Summit Township residents. Try your hand at poker or bet on your favorite horse, and you may just walk away with some extra money in your pocket. The racino also offers premier dining, a sports bar and lounge, and live music on Friday nights.
Millcreek Mall Complex
A go-to destination for dining and entertainment, Millcreek Mall is situated equidistant between Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; and Buffalo, NY. You’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for at one of the mall’s more than 50 retail stores. Just in town visiting for a few days? Great news, the mall’s tourism program offers exclusive guest rewards and discounts to visitors!
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