Most people know us as Natrona and Natrona Heights, but we are actually Harrison Township.
Harrison Township was formally organized as a First Class Township in March 1900. Today we have a population of over 10,000 and occupy 7.2 square miles of land on the west shore of the Allegheny river, about 20 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh.
The largest portion of Harrison Township is residential with mostly single family homes. Currently Maronda Homes is developing over 100 acres of land with additional multi-family and single-family housing, which will number over 300 new units.
Our residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life, unmatched in the Alle Kiski valley. In our Township we have the Harrison Hills County park, a full service YMCA, a vibrant public library, a hospital and extensive healthcare facilities, diverse religious organizations and other non-profit organizations, wide array of retail businesses, restaurants, financial services, industrial firms, and quality municipal services.
Our six largest local employers are ATI-Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation (completed building a new $1.2 billion hot-rolling and processing facility at the Brackenridge Works), Allegheny Valley Hospital and the Allegheny Health Network, the Highlands School District, JV Manufacturing, the UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facilities, and Walmart. There are also numerous smaller businesses of all types scattered through the Township, with most of them located along Freeport Road, the main artery of the Township.
Harrison Township is the “best kept secret” in the Alle Kiski valley and a welcoming community for families and businesses within commuting distance to Pittsburgh.
Additional information about Harrison Township is available at the following websites: