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Community Profile: Greater Pittston Area

Welcome to the Greater Pittston Area!

The Greater Pittston Area, comprising Pittston City and the boroughs of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, West Pittston, Exeter, Laflin, Yatesville, Wyoming and West Wyoming, as well as Jenkins and Pittston Townships, is nestled in-between the cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Situated along the banks of the Susquehanna River, this gem of the Wyoming Valley is filled with history, culture, and great amenities.

You may have heard of this little city’s famous Tomato Festival, but there’s much more to Pittston than its annual tomato fight and food celebration. It is a community-oriented place with a vibrant downtown area and several adjacent historic neighborhoods that make living easy. Neighborhood events like holiday parades, art walks, farmer’s markets, and public art projects aim to bring together the people who call Pittston home.

 

 

The Greater Pittston Area offers a wide variety of housing styles to suit the needs and desires of all buyers. Many of its homes offer lovely lots with easy access to major amenities. On Pittston’s scenic riverfront, you will find state-of-the-art condominiums for those who seek an urban vibe. From these condos, you can easily access the Pittston Riverfront Park and Main Street’s Boden, The Tomato Bar & Bistro, and Callahan’s Café and Coffee House.

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Main St., Pittston

 

Main Street even offers locals and visitors the chance to see a very real microbrewery in action! Susquehanna Brewing Company is a must see, and taste, if you’re so inclined. Free tasting tours and the Tasting Room draw in crowds of beer enthusiasts each weekend.

If you like to combine your fun with fitness, you’ll have an easy time finding options in the Greater Pittston Community. In Pittston Township, Sky Zone offers ultimate dodgeball and more in a building full of trampolines and the Greater Pittston YMCA has a wide range of family-friendly programs. In West Pittston, Home Yoga & Barre teaches unique programs and more traditional yoga and barre classes.

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Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston

 

West Pittston Borough is located just across the Susquehanna River via a scenic ride over the Firefighters’ Memorial Bridge, leading you to blocks filled with adorable, Victorian, single-family homes with river views. A few blocks farther, you’ll find some Cape Cod, Colonial, and even some modern-built residences—a mix of fixer-uppers and move-in ready homes to suit your taste.

When it’s time to eat out, follow your appetite to Agolino’s, Tomato Heads, or Antonio’s. Those with a sweet tooth can stop by West Pittston’s Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy.

Grico's Restaurant - Exeter - Greater Pittston Area - Community Profile - DiscoverNEPA

Grico’s Restaurant, Exeter

 

Just down Wyoming Avenue, in Exeter, you’ll have access to a variety of stores, barbershops and hair salons, specialty shops, and fabulous food at Mariano’s Original Pucceria, Grico’s Restaurant, and Sabatini’s Pizza Shop and Bottleshop & Beer Bar.

Wyoming and West Wyoming offer history, shopping, and good, casual, American food. Try out The Avenue Diner or Victory Pig Pizza and BBQ after visiting the Wyoming Monument, an American Revolutionary War memorial and gravesite that marks the victims who were slain during the 1778 Wyoming Massacre by a combination of British Tories and pro-Tory Native Americans.

Swetland Homestead, an 1800s historic house museum, is also a favorite for those interested in times gone by. Candlelight tours in December walk visitors through the history of the Wyoming Valley as it transitioned from an agrarian economy in the early 19th century to an industrialized society in the later 19th century. Its period rooms illustrate the growth and prosperity of 70 years.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Avoca - Greater Pittston Area - Community Profile - DiscoverNEPA

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Avoca

 

When it’s time to come and go from the Greater Pittston Area, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers access to major airport hubs without the hassle of flying out of or driving to a larger airport. AVP is the region’s main airport, is supported by major airlines, flies non-stop to eight major destinations, and offers covered parking. Its comfortable environment and friendly staff make traveling a pleasurable experience.

Since Pittston is also located close to major interstates I-81 and I-476, living here means that you’ll be able to get wherever you’re going just a little bit quicker.

CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park, Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. - Greater Pittston Area - Community Profile - DiscoverNEPA

CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park, Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp.

 

Greater Pittston is also home to one of the fastest growing business parks in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park, developed by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, in Jenkins Township and Pittston Township is home to more than 40 companies, which together employ about 5,500 people. Park employment is expected to double over the next 10 years. Well-known companies such as Neiman Marcus, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Isuzu, Pepsi, and Amazon.com are among CenterPoint’s large industrial tenants.

Come to the Greater Pittston Area for its history, culture, and great amenities and stay awhile!

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