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Cresson, PA Real Estate

Cresson is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, 75 miles (121 km) east of Pittsburgh. The name Cresson both refers to the borough and township surrounding it. Cresson is an elevated place known for its beauty. Mineral springs add to its attractions. It is above 2,000 feet (610 m) in elevation. Lumber, coal, and coke yards were industries that had supported the population which numbered 1,470 in 1910. It is most commonly listed as part of the Johnstown Metropolitan Statistical Area, although state and local sources list it as part of the Altoona area as an Altoona suburb due to being much closer to Altoona and as a result, eastern Cambria county, including Cresson, is often more marketed to by Altoona businesses than by Johnstown businesses for services and jobs. The population at the 2000 census was 1,631.

The location was named Cresson in 1854, as a memorial to philanthropist Elliott Cresson. Railroads, specifically the Allegheny Portage Railroad, fueled the growth of the area. Many famous Pittsburgh businessmen (Charles M. Schwab, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, etc.) maintained summer residences in the area.

The borough was incorporated in 1906, along with neighboring Sankertown, Pa.

It is currently home to Mount Aloysius College, established in 1853.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Cresson, Pa

431 Ashcroft Avenue
$159,900 
431 Ashcroft Avenue
Cresson, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Michele Haschak, Northwood Realty Services Somerset
431 ASHCROFT AVENUE
$159,900 
431 ASHCROFT AVENUE
Cresson, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,760 sqft
Courtesy of Michele Haschak, NORTHWOOD REALTY SERVICES - SOMERSET
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Cresson, Pa School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
CRESSON SECURE TREATMENT UNIT (DISTRICT) 7-12, 9-12 16630 No Rating
DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN K-12 16648 No Rating
PENN CAMBRIA K-12 16630 3

Cresson, Pa School Rankings (FAQ)

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CRESSON 4 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Cresson, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

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CRESSON
PENNSYLVANIA
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Cresson, Pa Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 1,650
Households: 717
Median Age: 38

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