Downtown Elizabeth PA

Downtown Elizabeth PA

Elizabeth , PA

http://www.downtownelizabeth.com

Downtown Elizabeth is located just 40 minutes south of Pittsburgh and in recent years has had a spur of growth. Settled in 1787, boatbuilding became the town's main industry including the legend that one of the boats in the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery was built here. Today, there is a compact downtown of both legacy and new business. Visitors to 2nd Avenue can dine, shop, and enjoy live entertainment in a community that is often noted for its quaint and authentic feel. There is a buzz and a momentum happening in just a few small blocks! Elizabeth is situated on the mighty Monongahela River, a historically and active industrial river. This river corridor has seen the collapse of the steel industry over the last generation but holds tight to its roots and sense of community. Little by little, residents and visitors are discovering the recreational amenities at our riverfront park including a canoe/kayak launch and a new bait shop just two blocks away. The Elizabeth Area Development Corporation (EADC) is an all-volunteer group working to improve the town's historic core as a great place to "live, work, and play." Recent projects and activities of the organization include a series of public murals, a free summer concert series (now entering year 9), pop-up markets/"Sip & Shop Saturdays," a decades-long Halloween parade, and outdoor dining fundraisers. While capacity is limited, results are happening. EADC continues to work with local and regional partners such as the Mon River Towns Program and Mon Valley Alliance to help revitalize our Main Street community. Next steps for the organization include looking at restoring blighted properties, attracting destination businesses, increasing marketing to visitors, and possibly hiring full-time staff. Elizabeth is full of small-town charm and scenic riverfront views.