Welcome To Ben Avon Heights Borough!

Brief Borough History

The Borough of Ben Avon Heights is situated on a hill above the Ohio River just nine miles from the city of Pittsburgh, PA. The approximately two square mile area Borough is primarily a residential community with 142 homes, a lovely community park, and one commercial property, the Shannopin Country Club. Some have described the neighborhood as A Norman Rockwell Kind of Community.

The Borough is governed by a mayor and borough council all of whom serve as elected volunteers. The Borough has a storied past and has included many past mayors and burgesses and well as an interesting history of places where voting has occured.

The current borough real estate tax rate is 7.95 mills and a wage or earned income tax of one half of one percent. The borough’s annual budget is about $500,000. Demographics from 2010 are available.

For a complete history of the formation of Ben Avon Heights Borough, please visit the Borough History page.

2023 Annual Report

The Ben Avon Heights Borough Council is pleased to make available the 2023 Annual Report.

Ben Avon Heights Borough is in very good financial health. In 2023, Ben Avon Heights was awarded two grants from the state to improve the quality of its sewer system ($149,000 and $257,054). These were a major win in continuing to improve infrastructure in the Borough and will be applied to the sewer system in 2024-25.

We encourage each Resident to review the 2023 Annual Report to find out all the details.