This proud, Wyoming Valley town offers a truly eclectic combination of safe, residential neighborhoods, a shopping district, a bustling industry sector and even a bit of that famous NEPA wilderness.
Wright Township is rich with NEPA history. The hills here were once home to coal miners, lumber camps, sawmills, and a busy railroad. Today, you’ll find an industrial center that employs over 3,000 local workers, a top-rated school district and plenty of municipal amenities that contribute to a remarkable quality of life.
School District: Crestwood
Land Area: 13.31 Square Miles
Peace of Mind
You’ll rest easy with the knowledge that Wright Township’s diligent public servants are always on hand to keep the town safe and family friendly.
Wright Township Police Department
The Wright Township Police Department is a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to working with the community to make Wright Township a safe and desirable place to live, work, and visit.
Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department
The Wright Township Volunteer Fire Dept. is committed to preserving and protecting life and property from the devastation of fire and other life-threatening emergencies.
Convenient and Quiet
Wright Township combines the tranquility of a suburban oasis with the simplicity of small town life.
And it’s all just a twenty-minute drive from large cities like Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre. The town is mostly made up of idyllic suburban neighborhoods and stretches of rural, country roads dotted with homes and churches. And you are greeted by beautiful, dense state forests and game lands at almost every turn.
Wright Township also has its fair share of restaurants and local shops, but they generally leave the noise and bustle of larger shopping districts to their neighbors. That said, the nearest grocery store is less than ten minutes away.
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Convenient, Quality Healthcare is Closer Than You Think
Wright Township residents don’t have to travel to nearby cities for routine medical care. With two state-of-the-art medical clinics right in town, keeping you and your family healthy is clearly a priority.
Health Center at Mountaintop
As a branch of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, the Health Center at Mountaintop provides Primary as well as Walk-In Care. You can even schedule video visits for sprains, allergies, ear infections, or cold and flu symptoms.
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Mountaintop Campus
This campus features a new Walk-In Clinic and services like X-Rays, Mammography, Wound care and physical and occupational therapy.
Education is a Top Priority
The Crestwood School District is continually one of the region’s top performers. With rigorous academic honors programs, top-notch athletics and a personalized approach to learning, Crestwood High School in Wright Township is known for producing some of NEPA’s top graduates.
Two top-rated elementary schools also serve the school district. Rice Elementary School in nearby Rice Township and Fairview Elememtary School in Mountaintop are two of the best performing schools in Luzerne County. Both schools are only a five minute bus ride from anywhere in Wright Township.
Saint Jude Catholic Elementary School is also a popular option for residents. This highly-rated, Pre-K through 8th grade parochial school features an in-house basketball league and they partner with Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre to offer Junior High (grade 7 & 8) athletics.
Location, Location, Location…
Wright Township’s proximity to three of NEPA’s major roadways makes the morning commute all that much easier. In a short, fifteen-minute drive, residents can find themselves on interstates 80, 81 or even the PA Turnpike.
About the Photographer
Originally from Williamsport, Courtney is a 2019 Marywood grad. She enjoys discovering the often-overlooked beauty of NEPA, making clean Jeeps dirty, and cuddling with her chunky cat, Marley.