In the north hills of Pittsburgh, adjacent to the booming township of Cranberry in picturesque Butler County, you will find the quiet bedroom community of Adams.

Named for the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, this township was originally founded in 1854, predominantly as a quiet farming community. In 1878, the construction of a major railroad running north to south along Breakneck Creek sparked tremendous development in the area and gave rise to the three separate boroughs of Mars, Callery, and Valencia. Centuries later, the manufacturing and other industries in Adams are still very much dependent on the railway, which serves as the major route between Chicago and Pittsburgh, and the community retains much of its original small-town charm.

As far as amenities go, residents of Adams enjoy being close to commercial projects like restaurants while reveling in their suburban enclaves like Seven Field and the high-end Treesdale development.

The population of Adams Township has evolved in recent years. Once a stable, predominantly agricultural community, over the last couple of decades it has been slowly transforming into a suburban bedroom community where the majority of residents commute to work elsewhere in the Pittsburgh region. As new residents move into the Township, Adams is becoming more diverse, but it still maintains its close-knit community feeling.

Homes in Adams range from the modest to the luxurious, but in all price ranges, prospective buyers can expect to get a lot for their housing dollar here.

So, if you are looking for true suburban living, where you can be close to jobs of all kinds, then seek out Adams. It just might be a place you could call home.