About the Region

The Monroeville Neighborhood

The Racquet Club Apartments is located in the Municipality of Monroeville, situated just 12 miles east of Pittsburgh, and is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s premier communities to live, learn, work, shop and play.


Monroeville is one of the most active and financially viable business communities in the region. Responsible economic growth and development has been the cornerstone of Monroeville business community for over a half century.


Monroeville boasts a multitude of shopping and dining establishments, first rate educational choices, exceptional health care, a diversified religious community and electrifying tourism and recreational outlets. Companies maintaining a presence in the municipality include Alcoa and PPG.

The Pittsburgh Region at a Glance – Quality of Life

Affordable Living

Pittsburgh is ranked 9th in lowest cost of living in the nation ranked by Forbes Magazine.

World Class Healthcare

Pittsburgh, a city on the cutting edge of health care, transplant and research, also offers a full range of traditional health services and is home to more than 50 hospitals, including 20 in the city. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a leading American health care provider and institution for medical research, and the regions largest employer, has 19 hospitals including two surgery centers, a diagnostic center, and 17 assisted living facilities. US News and World Report has ranked the system as the top hospital system for six years.

Abundant Cultural Amenities

Pittsburgh strongly supports the visual and performing arts. The city’s Cultural District includes Heinz Hall, home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Benedum Center, home for Pittsburgh Ballet, Opera, Dance Council, and Civic Light Opera and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Quality Higher Education / Workforce

Pittsburgh is ranked 2nd most educated population in the nation with an abundant pipeline of 31,200 graduates per year from 35 universities according to Business Facilities.
Local higher education institutions include: Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, Point Park University, and Chatham University.

Sports Community

Pittsburgh is home to the six-time Super Bowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers; five-time World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates; and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won four Stanley Cup championships.

Leisure Activities

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens encloses more than two acres of floral exhibits. The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium display more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species in naturalistic habitats over 77 acres. The National Aviary has about 600 birds in various simulated habitats. Kennywood Park, “America’s Favorite Traditional Amusement Park” and “the Roller Coaster Capital of the World,” is 10 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. The rivers and parks provide cycling and running paths, and water sports such as swimming, rowing, white water rafting, skiing, and fishing. Pittsburgh’s Parks and Recreation Department operates many educational and sports and fitness activities year-round, including aquatics, bicycling, tennis, senior games, lawn bowling, ice skating, and BIG League sports, a collection of baseball and softball leagues and tournaments.