Inside out: Murrysville is a municipality roughly 20 miles east of Downtown, just east of the Westmoreland/Allegheny counties line. For this reason, it is designated as the Gateway to Westmoreland County. In 1933, local Boy Scouts decided to offer motorists a leafy welcome by planting trees that would eventually spell out “Murrysville” on a hill near busy Rt. 22. In 1947, the sign was featured in "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" as the world's largest arboreal sign. It’s not anymore.
The letter Y in the sign points to the Haymaker Gas Well, the nation's first commercial natural gas well. Today, parts of the community are being tested for potential Marcellus Shale gas wells.
Murrysville’s residents, who numbered more than 20,000 in the 2010 census, can take advantage of more than 1,000 acres in Duff Park, which is designated as a wild plant sanctuary by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Other public parks include Bear Hollow, Chambers, Murrysville Community Park and the Lillian Kellman Nature Reserve.
Schools: Franklin Regional School District (franklinregional.k12.pa.us/)
Average SAT scores: Reading, 541; Math, 552; Writing, 543 (Franklin Regional High School)
Annual taxes for 5919 Graybrooke Drive: $5,369