Suburban and picturesque, this borough is home to a diverse population.
Welcome to Plum
Home to miles of riverfront that’s considered prime real estate for fishing and boating, Plum, a suburb of Pittsburgh, also contains hundreds of acres of open space for hiking, biking, riding, hunting, and skiing. One of the most famous golf courses on the East Coast — Oakmont Country Club — can be found here, and this borough has hosted the US Open Golf Championships nine times and is scheduled to host the event again in 2025.
Commonly referred to as the East Hills suburbs, Plum features a population of about 28,000 and a total area of 29 square miles. This diverse community offers a wide-ranging mix of upscale new housing developments scattered throughout several historic coal mining towns. More than 10,000 families call Plum home, and many of them have been rooted here for generations.
What to Love
- Miles of riverfront property suitable for fishing and boating
- Hundreds of acres of green space
- Home to one of the most famous golf courses on the East Coast
People & Lifestyle
Families love Plum for its hometown atmosphere, and young professionals appreciate the town’s proximity to Pittsburgh. Outdoor recreation is a focus here, and fishing, boating, hiking, and golf are among the main activities.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Dining options abound in Plum. Local favorites include Eighty Acres, a farm-to-table New American restaurant with a rustic-chic interior; Puglianos, an Italian/Serbian hotspot serving meatballs, stuffed cabbage, and roasted lamb; and John Anthony’s, which offers fine Italian specialties, homemade soups, fresh pizza dough, and grilled salads.
Things to Do
Hiking trails and municipal ball fields are common in Plum, and residents frequent Allegheny County Boyce Park, a 1,096-acre park that is part of the county's 12,000-acre network of green space. There’s also opportunity for recreation at Boyce Park Ski Lodge, which is open from December through mid-March, and a public Wave Pool, which covers 1,100 acres in Monroeville and Plum, is active during warm weather months.
The Plum Community Festival, hosted for two days during June at Larry Mills Park, is a calendar highlight packed with live local music, food vendors, and games.
Plum is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Plum Senior High School, the only high school in Plum Borough School District located on Elicker Road in Pittsburgh. More than 1,500 students are registered in grades 9 through 12.