Incorporation Date: December 14, 1914
Location: 10 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Footprint: 1/6th of a square mile with approximately 400 homes
Neighboring Communities: Wilkins Township, Forest Hills, and North Braddock Boroughs
Borough Population: Approximately 825 residents (as per 2010 census)
School District: Woodland Hills School District
Nestled in the Eastern suburbs, surrounded by Wilkins Township, North Braddock and Forest Hills Boroughs, Chalfant was originally part of Wilkins Township.
The Borough is named after Henry Chalfant, a pioneer, innkeeper, and the first postmaster in the Turtle Creek Valley area who rose to preeminence, amassing a 102 acre estate, some of which included the current land named in his honor.
On December 14, 1914 the Court decreed that the Village of Chalfant had been incorporated and from that point, the community grew from 105 dwellings and population of about 500 individuals rapidly in the early 20th century.
Farming was the original occupation of many residents, however many residents went on to become employed by Westinghouse Electric Company or the steel mills in our vicinity. The community population boomed in the early 1940’s with about 1,430 residents which resulted in much of our remaining farmland being developed through the 1960’s. Today, the Borough houses approximately 825 residents in about 400 homes.
Chalfant Borough remains a small, community oriented suburb with a unique blend of residents–many of whom boast being second or even third generation residents, along with new families who are raising a new generation in our tiny hillside.