Location Profile

Verona, Pennsylvania

Facility Type
Skilled Nursing Facility
Facility Location
Verona, Pennsylvania
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Verona, Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with the world-class University of Pittsburgh. With services including skilled nursing and assisted care, the facility offers comprehensive care options for its residents. While it offers some of the best care in the area, the healthcare provider maintains a welcoming, homey atmosphere.

Community Overview

Verona, Pennsylvania, is a borough of Pittsburgh, 13 miles / 21 KM from the city and considered part of the Greater Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area. The population is small, with only 2,492 people; however, it’s a popular area for commuters to Pittsburgh. With a good school district, affordable cost of living, and easy access to the city, Verona is a hidden gem of the state.

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Cost of Living

Verona, PA, offers an affordable cost of living. Cheaper than the national and state average, it’s one of the most affordable areas in Pennsylvania. The lowest expenses in Verona include groceries, housing costs, and transportation. For housing, Verona offers some of the best values in Pennsylvania, with an average rent cost of $785 for a one-bedroom; this is only an average, as housing prices vary based on location within the city, square feet, features, and additional elements. 

Pennsylvania’s housing options are varied, with the market containing apartments, townhomes, studios, and multi-families. The amenities available within housing differ but often include stainless steel appliances, dishwashers, spacious tubs, and balconies. As for community amenities, you can expect to find options such as media rooms, gyms, dog runs, car wash areas, and laundry. 

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Public schools in Verona are part of the Riverview School District. The district includes 3 schools: 2 elementary schools and a junior high school. Although small, Riverview School District offers some of the best schools within the Pittsburgh area. State test scores show the excellence of its teachers, as 64% of the students are proficient in math and 79% in reading. Niche.com has recognized the performance of the district, ranking it among the top 100 school districts in Pennsylvania. U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools ranks Riverview High School 114th in Pennsylvania and in the top 4,000 schools in the country. 

Students flourish in this student-centered academic environment thanks to the district’s low student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Academics include traditional subjects such as reading, history, and mathematics; however, the district also emphasizes arts and humanities for a well-rounded student. Riverview School District provides its students with iPads and laptops to assist in school work as needed as well.  There are also 3 private schools in Verona.

Various youth programs in the community


Verona’s public transportation system is part of the Pittsburgh Regional System, with a bus that takes passengers through Allegheny County. While light rail isn’t available in Verona proper, Pittsburgh features more than 20 stops throughout the area. Verona also features popular rideshare services and taxis, both of which will take you through the city. The closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport, at 20.5 miles / 33.0 KM away. This major airport has over 300 daily departures to both domestic and international destinations. 

Daily Driving in Verona
  • The average commute in Verona is 24 minutes, 2 minutes short of the national commute average of 26 minutes
  • 70% of people in Verona drive their own vehicle

Nearby Cities

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  -  Known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is only 26 minutes from Verona and offers endless things to do. The short drive of 12.7 miles / 20.4 KM  is along state highways and the interstate, with scenery ranging from quaint historic buildings to a bustling skyline of skyscrapers. Pittsburgh has the Carnegie Museums, consisting of the Science Center, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum; all facilities are state-of-the-art with great exhibits and offerings.

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania - A drive spanning only 15 miles / 24.14 KM along Interstate 376 takes you to Kennywood, a beloved historic amusement park that dates back to 1898. Home to roller coasters, thrill rides, family rides, and shows, Kennywood offers something for every age, including a toddler area themed after Thomas the Tank Engine. 

Hershey, Pennsylvania  - Hershey is a fun destination for candy lovers awaits within a 3-and-a-half-hour drive via Interstate 76. Smooth and enjoyable, you’ll know you’ve completed the 213 mile / 342 KM drive once you spot the Hershey Kiss-shaped street lights. Hershey is home to The Hershey Company and Hershey Park. With an amusement park, zoo, and Hershey Chocolate World visitors center, it’s a sweet way to spend a weekend. Enjoy a train ride, a 3D interactive movie, a factory tour, and even get a chance to make your own chocolate bar. 

Washington, DC - The nation’s capital Washington, DC, is a 4-hour drive of 239 miles / 388 KM with Interstate 76 and 70 E. DC boasts a great collection of Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo, with each facility offering free admission. Other DC attractions include the Lincoln Memorial, the International Spy Museum, the Washington Monument, and the National Archives, home of the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Verona and nearby Pittsburgh are some of the most exciting parts of the state. 

The area features a diverse range of shopping options. Grocery markets include Whole Foods, Giant Eagle, and Community Supermarket. Pittsburgh is filled with great shopping destinations, with boutiques and cozy shops galore. Many of them are located within the walkable downtown core, while others are accessible via the Pittsburgh transit system. Ross Park Mall has over 150 retailers. The shopping complex contains a good mix of vendors, including Build-a-Bear Workshop, Ann Taylor, Foot Locker, and H&M.

Living in Verona means you’re never very far from great attractions and culture. Whether you venture to Pittsburgh or other parts of Allegheny County, it’s easy to find premier entertainment. Within Pittsburgh, you can catch a show at the city’s Cultural District’s 6 theaters or enjoy the laidback Oaks Theatre in nearby Oakmont, Pennsylvania. If you fancy a night out under the stars, catch a show at the county’s only drive-in theater, the Dependable Drive-In, a 30-minute jaunt from Verona in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. McKees Rocks, also less than an hour away, features the Roxian Theatre for live music and the Gemini Theater Company for live theater. Pittsburgh is home to Heinz History Center, a popular destination for kids of all ages as it holds a treasured piece of TV history: the original Mr. Rogers set and puppets. Other exhibits here include a feature on the Heinz brand legacy and a look at the Pennsylvania innovation of the last 250 years.

If you crave adventure or just a day outside, the area offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. You can take the Duquesne Incline by riding a cable car up the side of a steep slope for breathtaking views of Pittsburgh. Home to over 8,000 animals from nearly 500 species, the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is always a wild and enjoyable time. This large zoo features creatures from all over the world, including Africa, New Zealand, and China. If it’s a beautiful day, you may want to revel in the fresh air and beautiful sights at the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens or take a 1-hour cruise on a riverboat cruise along the Monongahela River. Want to get on the water on your own? Head to Downtown Pittsburgh and rent a kayak for the Allegheny River.

Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Local community centers or mosques/temples/churches
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites


Verona features a humid continental climate with warm yet cloudy summers and cold, snowy winters. The city has an annual average of 41 inches / 1041 MM of rain, a rate comparable to the national average. As for snow, Verona receives around 32 inches / 812 MM each year.  January is the coldest month, while July is the warmest. 

Average Verona Temperatures
  • Annual: 23ºF to 83ºF / -5C to 28.3ºC
  • December:  Low of 45.5ºF/7.5ºC  and High of 61.2°F /16.2ºC  
  • July: Low of 65F/18.3.ºC and High of 83ºF /28.3º C

Crime Rate

Verona is one of the safest cities in Pennsylvania. The Verona crime rate is 52% lower than the national average, making it safer than 59% of the rest of the country.

  • Link to Police Dept
  • Safest neighborhoods: Penn Hills, Borough Center, Point Breeze, Rosedale, Lincoln Park

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