Borough of Avalon

640 California Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15202

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Welcome to the official website of Avalon Borough.  Visit often for updated information as we prepare for community events and borough activities.


The Borough of Avalon, located 6 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, is where 4,705 residents call home (Source: 2010 Census). Just .6 square miles nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, Avalon offers many big city amenities.  Residents have access to an excellent public transportation system and is conveniently located to State Route 65 and Interstates 79 and 279.


Avalon's close proximity to Pittsburgh allows sports fans to have a variety of teams to follow from college action football and basketball to professional football, hockey and baseball.   The cultural district offers endless theater, symphony and concert possibilities throughout the year and will satisfy anyone's entertainment needs.  Avalon offers convenient local shopping and a variety of dining experiences as well as being minutes away from a number of major shopping malls.


Northgate School District keeps families involved with Friday night football games and the Homecoming Parade in the fall, various band and chorus concerts and other sports throughout the year and finally bringing the school year to a close with the spring musical.  Annual community events keep residents busy with 5K races, church festivals, boys baseball and girls softball organizations, fireworks and "dumpster" days keep the residents involved and proud of living in Avalon Borough. 

Updated:  December 11, 2017



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TAKE NOTICE that the Borough Council of the Borough of Avalon has changed the date of the Finance Committee Meeting from Thursday, December 14, 2017 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017 immediately following the Streets and Safety Committee Meeting due to a scheduling conflict in council chambers on the regularly scheduled date.

TAKE NOTICE that the Borough Council of the Borough of Avalon has changed the date of the Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Council meeting to Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. due to the a scheduling conflict in council chambers on the regularly scheduled date. 

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November 16, 2017

You may have heard by now that the Emsworth Bridge will not reopen at the end of November. While that is disappointing, weather permitting, the bridge will reopen by mid-January. Installing the fence is the final step and everything else has been done. The steel structure has been repaired, the concrete deck has been replaced, and the new asphalt was placed. Currently, we are waiting for the custom fabricated fence with an arch.  The fabricator is running behind schedule and the fence should arrive on site by the end of December. It should take the contractor about two weeks to install the fence. Weather permitting, the bridge should reopen in Mid-January and the 19L will return to the Emsworth Bridge.

Thank you for your continued patience and support for this project.

2017 ADA Sidewalk Curb Updates

Thanks to a Community Development Block Grant awarded to Avalon Borough through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentAllegheny County, and the Quaker Valley Council of Governments 40 sidewalk intersection curbs will be updated to Americans with Disabilities Act standards throughout the Borough in the next few months. 

The work is being completed by McElroy Paving Company and they expect to start on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The first segment of their work will be on the western end of Orchard Ave.





Notice is hereby given that the Avalon Borough Council will hold workshop meetings for the purpose of developing the 2018 Budget at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017; Thursday, November 16, 2017; Tuesday, November 28, 2017; and Tuesday December 5, 2017 (if necessary) at the Borough Building. The Borough Council intends to introduce the 2018 Budget on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the scheduled budget workshop meeting. The proposed budget will be available on or after December 8, 2017 for public inspection in the borough Manager’s Office during regular business hours, 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, 640 California Avenue, Avalon, PA at the public library, and also at the Borough website Council intends to adopt the 2018 Budget on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the regular Council meeting.

Lorraine Makatura




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