Introduction to Avalon, Pennsylvania
Avalon, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 5 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
Some say the region was named after a related area with an Arthurian legend, while others believe that it was named after the Celtic term for orchard, or land of apples, because there were numerous fruit trees that grew here. Former and merged names of Avalon include "Myler" and "West Bellevue." Avalon, which was incorporated as a borough in 1874, is a part of Allenghy County.
Avalon and Nearby Attractions
- National Aviary
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- Fort Pitt Museum
- Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate
- Hillman State Park
Things To Do In Avalon
The "National Aviary" has a variety of birds and other wildlife, including several endangered species of birds. The "Fort Pitt Museum" displays exhibits from the French and Indian war while the "Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate" is the former home of famous industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Other places of interest include the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Hillman State Park.
Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Avalon Higher Education
Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, La Roche College, Point Park University and Robert Morris College are some of the nearest colleges.