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If you prefer a casual lifestyle, Waynesburg is your kind of place. Most of the residents enjoy small-town or country living, but they also like the idea of having the advantages of the big city close by. When people return to their homes at night, they feel secure in knowing that they are living in one of the most crime-free areas in the nation. Housing needs have grown in recent years and are in the midst of another growth spurt, but the area retains a warm and inviting neighborhood feel.

Waynesburg is a quiet, charming county seat with a sense of its historic past and a solid future. City fathers in Waynesburg recognized their city’s possibilities and acted to preserve them in setting up the Historic District, a Victorian-style downtown area that encompasses 61 acres (almost 15 percent of the entire borough) and includes the campus of Waynesburg University. A day spent walking through the business and residential districts will offer many excellent examples of charming, turn-of- the-century architecture. In 1999, the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce began an effort to create a “Main Street” program through the National Main Street USA office and Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, Inc. was born. Named after a 1900 publication that featured photographs of many of the beautiful homes in the area at that time, the organization works to bring shoppers into downtown and to assist with the historic preservation and beautification of the area.

Whether you prefer one of the Victorian homes that abound in the area or a more contemporary house in a modern and convenient development with underground utilities, there is housing available for nearly every taste and budget. New homes are off the beaten path on beautiful wooded parcels and farmland. The local housing market is comprised mostly of existing homes in a wide variety of styles from Italianate and Georgian to ranches and modern designs.

Several apartment buildings are available for families and some are specifically available for the elderly population. Many beautiful older homes are also available as rentals. Water, electricity and gas utilities are abundant and competitively priced.

For those contemplating the construction of a new home, there is a tax abatement program available to new residential construction and commercial construction. Under the program, real estate taxes related to improvements on the property will be abated for three years in resident instances and five years in commercial instances.

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