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Smethport, PA

Community Profile

Amongst the scenic foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, sets the community of Smethport. We believe we have what businesses need to exceed.

Low Operating Costs

  • Property taxes in Smethport are approximately 40% lower than in larger metropolitan areas.
  • Among the lowest taxes in the region.
  • Not-for-profit municipal energy

Access to Resources and Labor

  • Less than 30 miles from Interstate 86.
  • Located on U.S. Route 6, the longest contiguous transcontinental route in the USA.
  • Dedicated, hard-working local citizens.
  • Within 15 minutes of Bradford Regional Airport – connecting to 88 domestic and 42 international cities.
  • Within 2 hours of Erie, PA; and 3 hours of Pittsburgh..Within 4 hours of Cleveland, OH; Harrisburg, PA; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada;  New York City, NY can be driven in 7 hours.

Quality of Life

  • Rated in top 1% nationally for pure water.
  • Rated in top 20% nationally for pure air.
  • Recreational opportunities – on land and water.
  • Scenic landscape.
Local government is supportive of our businesses and will work with you to help you succeed. Businesses receive free advertising on the borough’s website. Various buildings and properties are available for rent, lease, or purchase. Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as local and civic organizations are beneficial to you and your business.
Smethport Area School District provides quality education for our youth. Upon graduation, they may choose to commute 20 minutes to University of Pittsburgh - Bradford in Bradford, PA;  45 minutes to St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, PA; or one of several other colleges/universities within the region.
As noted, there are a variety of recreational opportunities here. Areas are available for hiking, biking, canoeing & kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, equestrian activities, fishing, athletic functions, and picnicking. 
Whatever your business, whatever your lifestyle, we believe you will find the Borough of Smethport, Pennsylvania, an ideal location. We invite you to visit, allow us to show you around and discuss what we can do for you!

Community Facts

  • Among lowest taxes in region
  • Scenic
  • Top 1% nationally for pure water
  • Top 20% nationally for pure air

Contact Information

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For more information on Smethport contact:
Ross E. Porter, Mayor
201 West Main Street
P.O. Box 427
Smethport, PA 16749