“The Town Known ‘Round The World”
Slippery Rock, PA – The Town Known ‘Round The World – is an ideal place to visit, live and work. Housing is affordable, taxes are relatively low, and the educational system – from kindergarten through the university level – is excellent. Retired people find a cozy community with friendly neighbors, easy access to shopping and health care plus lively learning and recreational options.
Bill Sonntag, a long-time resident and member of the non-profit Slippery Rock Development, envisions new businesses catering to hikers and daycationers. “We’re open for business and fun,” he said. “Our location to the nearby outlet mall in Grove City adds a 135-store complex to our attractive destination. We are a growing community, as homeowners want a rural location with suburban amenities.”
Slippery Rock’s downtown area now has a picturesque new look. It’s still the same small, friendly town, but in the past few years, community leaders, artists and developers have revitalized its appearance. As a result, downtown – now known as The Village at Slippery Rock – has new sidewalks, street lights, benches, parking and a Gazebo plus places to eat, drink, shop, and stay. Landscaping and art beautify the area with murals, sculptures, parks and waterfalls.
All of these improvements have revved up downtown business activity and enhanced its economic potential. Walk down Main Street and stop at the shops, or follow your nose to North Country Brewing, featuring fine cuisine and home-brewed beer that attracts diners from as far away as Canada. Sample the 99-cent breakfast at the down-home Camelot Restaurant. Or skip up the block to Ginger Hill Restaurant for a cocktail and dinner.