Front view of the townhouse


Like the decade-long renaissance of both Downtown Pittsburgh and Lawrenceville, the borough of Millvale is trending on the path of resurgence similar to neighboring communities across the Allegheny River.

With a strong business district along North Avenue — home to Tazza D’Oro coffee shop, Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery and the original Pamela’s P&G Diner — the main corridor continues to welcome new restaurants and storefronts.

Millvale has also seen many popular breweries and restaurants pop up throughout the walkable neighborhood, like Grist House Brewery on Sherman Street, Strange Roots Experimental Ales on East Ohio Street, and the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park slated to open this spring at Riverfront Park. Businesses continue to grow throughout the borough, even though the housing market in the area has seen little to no new construction or development in almost 25 years.

View from 520 Stanton Avenue in Millvale.

Yet, as noted with the resurgence of Downtown and Lawrenceville, when restaurants and boutiques lead the way, a housing market revitalization is quick to follow.

The housing movement for Millvale, led by Susan Tusick of Tusick & Associates Architects and Racheallee Lacek with Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty, is now starting to take shape.

“There is a momentum in Millvale, and I am excited to be part of it,” said Lacek. “The borough is a walkable, bikeable and boatable community and people are missing a great opportunity if they are not looking at Millvale,” she said.

The three new townhomes for sale at 520 – 524 Stanton Avenue are the first new construction rehabs in the borough in more than a decade.

Tusick & Associates Architects completely reimagined and redesigned each townhome. The individual units feature three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms with white vinyl windows, new roofs, porch, HVAC system, and upgrades including central air conditioning.

Living room of 520 Stanton Avenue. The townhouse features two bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths.

The sleek, open floor plan includes bright, white cabinets, engineered hardwood floors and recessed lighting.

On the second floor, two bedrooms have neutral carpeting and large windows with stellar views of the borough, the bustling main street below, and the Allegheny River.

“We designed each unit with an open plan, so they feel spacious and big,” said Tusick. “Townhomes are ideal for anyone, especially for buyers who may want to downsize and young adults just starting out. We created spaces that make homeownership an option at a price point that is comparable to current rental rates.”

The bright kitchen is all new with hardwood floors and modern cabinets.

Located near St. Nicholas Croatian Church, and with easy access to Millvale Riverfront Park, Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Route 28, these townhomes are just minutes from Downtown and Lawrenceville and only 15 minutes from Ross Park Mall. The end unit, 524 Stanton Avenue, is listed for $219,900.

“I offer the best experience possible for my clients, from beginning to end. When a home is represented by Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty, it benefits from worldwide recognition, unparalleled marketing and exceptional customer service regardless of the price point,” said Lacek. “We see the potential Millvale has to offer and I am thrilled to once again be at the forefront of a neighborhood’s renaissance.”

The townhouse is close to Downtown and 15 minutes from Ross Park Mall.

See more information on 520 Stanton Avenue or  524 Stanton Avenue . Note: 522 Stanton Avenue is ready to be customized with an asking price of $217,500.  To learn more about these properties, contact Racheallee Lacek at 412-225-3404 or Todd Kilgore at 303-669-9075.

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