State: Pennsylvania (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania is located in the Northeast, and it’s bordering Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and Canada/Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.
With a population of 49,229, Harrisburg is the 15th largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It’s located in the east bank of the Susquehanna River, 107 miles west of Philadelphia.
Largest city: Philadelphia
The population of 1,582,236 Philadelphia, also called Philly, is the most populated city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth most populated city in the United States. Philadelphia is worldwide knowing city for many reasons. Its architecture is amazing and represents the influence of German architecture. It is one of those monumental cities that can offer a mixture of history and modern development, little rough on the first look but holds amazing beauty, just like city of Split in Croatia. In depth guide about Split can be found here.
Location: Elk County
Elk County is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, surrounded by the forest it is a less urban and more natural environment. There is Allegheny National Forest, Elk State Forest, Moshannon State Forest, Sproul State Forest, Susquehannock State Forest, and Tioga State Forest. Elk County is a low rolling hills type of terrain and the population is estimated to be 31,876.
Location of the city of St. Marys offers plenty of outdoor activity. It is located in the islands so you are not able to enjoy water activities, like visiting Blue Cave in Croatia, but it definitely offers a lot for those who enjoy hiking, camping, and in general spending time in the woods.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CITY OF ST MARYS
Pennsylvania was influenced by German settlers, and so is the case with the city of St. Marys. It was founded in 1842 by a group of Bavarian Catholics that had to flee the East Coast. First settlers and founders of the city were dominantly doing agriculture and they were known for beer production. These immigrants flew to this area in order to run away from the religious prosecutions. These lands offer them ‘safe haven’, but it was far from being heaven on earth. Their beginning was nothing but a struggle, and that all changed when built of a railroad became a reality. Mining and lumbering were two branches that gave the best benefit for inhabitants of this area.
Decker’s Chapel: was built in 1856, it is known as the smallest church in the United States.
St. Joseph’s Convent: founded in 1852 this is the oldest Benedictine women’s community in the United States.
Monastery: Build in 1870; this stone monastery has become a hospital in 1922. In the 1990s, it became the residence of the entire Benedictine priest that is serving in the St. Marys.
First hospital: in 1922 three daughters of Andrew Kaul organized and raised funds to convert empty monastery building into a modern hospital. It was administered by the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict for 45 years.
Zip code: 15857
Time zone: Eastern (EST)
Density: 127.55 per square mile
Area: 99.51 square miles
Elevation: 1,665 ft
Airport: St. Marys Municipal Airport
Parks and recreation:
Kaulmont Park offers many great activities thought the year. In winter season there is an ice skate rink and the best thing is that you can get ice skates completely free!
Adress: Schissle St, St Marys, PA 15857
Great place to take your kids. It offers a variety of sports for young ones; from tennis to hockey it really can satisfy any demand. Amazing time for the kids, and a nice way to spend a day out for parents.
Address: Fleming Rd, St Marys, PA 15857
Guitar lessons, archery lessons, and tennis lessons are some of the unique offers of this park. A huge variety of activities and prices are very cheap.
Address: 224 Park St, St Marys, PA 15857
Memorial park clubhouse offers many youth programs, Paint & Sip Fundraiser is an opportunity to support those programs.
Adress: Wolfel Ave, St Marys, PA 15857
St. Marys Community Pool
If you are looking for great deals, get yourself a membership in winter membership sale. Think in advance and get yours for discount prices.
Address: Wolfel Ave, St Marys, PA 15857
The city of St. Marys is a perfect place to start a business and has diversified business centers that are helpful to both homegrown and relocated companies within a variety of industries. Infrastructure is well developed, real-estate offer is great, and the starting cost of business development is low. The city of St. Marys is determined to attract many developing businesses. On the official site of the city, you can find all the necessary information about starting a business, licensing, and permits. You can find everything you need to know about:
- Building permit
- Community Grant Program
- Energy Efficiency
- Facade Improvement Program
- Sign Permits
- Property Standards Complaint Form
- Tax rebate program for vacant commercial and industrial buildings
Avon Maitland District School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board are in charge of the educational system in the city of St. Marys and the surrounding area. There are several elementary and secondary schools in the area.
- St. Marys Street Elementary School
- Fox Township Elementary School
- Bennett’s Valley Elementary School
- St. Marys Area Middle School
- St. Marys Area High School
Elk County is very family-friendly; it is a quiet area and a great place to raise a family. Public schools are great in boat academic and sports program aspects.
Living in the city of St. Marys:
The city itself is located in a rural area but at the same time, it is relatively close to larger cities. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are the closest to the largest cities, but also you have some great attractions close too, like Niagara Falls. There is a lot of parks and forest around the city so the city itself is perfect for nature lovers, so if you like to have a healthy balance in your life than this city is a perfect match for you. Living in smaller cities has a lot of benefits, and especially when it comes to raising a family having a quality private life. We will talk more about this subject in our blog section.