a map of Chartiers City.
City and Windgap neighborhoods are located
on the far west of Downtown,
and are surrounded by Fairywood and Sheraden. These neighborhoods are conveniently located with easy access to the Pittsburgh International Airport and are just minutes away from the McKees Rocks business district and the Crafton Ingram Shopping Center.
In addition to playgrounds and picnic shelters, Chartiers Park is home to some of the best softball and baseball fields in the City of Pittsburgh.
Township was named for Pierre Chartiers, a trapper of French and
Indian Parentage, who spied for France while living in Philadelphia.
Chartiers left that city, moving west to establish a trading post
at the mouth of the Chartiers Creek, which he discovered in 1743.
1808, Congress had declared Chartiers Creek a navigable and public
highway forever; such was the importance of its location to the
nation. These neighborhoods have a distinct post-war suburban
character. Most of the single family homes are one-story ranches
and bungalows, surrounded by flat, well-kept lawns and large backyards.