About Rostraver Township
Rostraver Township is one of Pennsylvania’s most scenic and fastest growing townships. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Rostraver Township had a population of 11,634. Since 1960, Rostraver’s population increased by 17.5% while Westmoreland County grew by 4.9% and the Commonwealth grew by 8.5%.
Rostraver Township has a diverse use of land within its 36 square miles including agriculture, a general aviation airport, Cedar Creek County Park, regional commercial and industrial sites, Interstate I-70 and the major state highway Route 51. The Township straddles the divide between the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers and it borders three counties, Allegheny, Washington and Fayette. Every new home under construction is an affirmation that Rostraver Township continues to be one of the most desirable places to live. Beyond its beautiful, rural atmosphere, residents enjoy educational and recreational opportunities.
More than 300 businesses contribute to Rostraver’s reputation as the finest and largest shopping area in the Mid Monongahela River Valley. The Township strives to preserve the character of the community while providing the municipal services this growing community needs and desires. The Township has a comprehensive plan to help guide the elected officials in their decision making process. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners try to balance the rural history of the township with the continual residential and commercial growth the Township experiences due to its wonderful location and large tracts of open land.