Why Greensburg?

Residents of Greensburg have easy access to key amenities such as the Five Star Trail, The Palace Theatre, the Robert Shaw Amphitheater, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the downtown shopping district, and various churches. Despite increased housing development in Westmoreland County, median house values in all Greensburg neighborhoods have remained on par with the county-wide value. The value of Greensburg’s historic and economic neighborhoods is noteworthy.

Greensburg boasts numerous shopping plazas and dining establishments along the Route 30 corridor, both east and west of the city. With more than 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m2) of retail space and growing, it is considered the commercial center of the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania and one of the largest retail markets in Western Pennsylvania. Due to its diversified economy, Greensburg is less affected by economic downturns than communities that rely on a single industry. Additionally, it is a significant cultural center.

Be a part of Greensburg’s commercial and creative revitalization.

Reasons To Be Here

Cost of living:

7% lower than

the national average

Median Housing Cost:


A Low Cost of Living

5% less than

Pittsburgh, PA

20% less than

Philadelphia, PA

72.1% less than

Washington, DC

92.7% less than

New York, NY

Within 500 miles of 50% of the
US population and 60% of
Canada’s population

Pittsburgh, PA – 55m

Philadelphia, PA – 4h 43m

Washington, DC – 4h 28m

New York, NY – 5h 49m

Cleveland, OH – 2h 54m

Columbus, OH – 3h 19m

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada – 5h 03m

Toronto, ON, Canada – 6h 32m

ACRE Greensburg Partners

The Greensburg Community Development Corporation (GCDC) assists the City of Greensburg, businesses, institutions, and organizations in the development and implementation of plans and programs encompassing total community development, beginning in the core area and focusing within the geographical boundaries of the City.


Located in Greensburg, PA, Seton Hill educates its more than 2000 students to “think and act critically, creatively and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world.” Seton Hill offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Meet the ACRE Creatives

Ecosystem Coordinator

Each ACRE cohort is supported by an ecosystem coordinator, most often a fellow creative entrepreneur and/or a skilled entrepreneurship coach, who provides administrative and peer support for the cohort over the course of the year. The ecosystem coordinator schedules and facilitates quarterly ACRE meetups and provides important information and insights about opportunities and resources available regionally and locally. The application for ACRE Greensburg is open from May 15 – July 10, 2023. If you would like to join us as an ecosystem coordinator, please click the button below to apply.






Past & Future

Greensburg was initially a stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad, but it soon grew to become the hub of the coal mining industry in the area in the late 1800s when vast deposits of soft coal were discovered nearby. This led to the expansion and progress of the county seat, with numerous businesses and inns flourishing in Downtown Greensburg for years. Today, the historic downtown shopping district continues to thrive, with local businesses adapting to changing times.