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Background

Founded in 1889, Oakmont is home to 7,888 residents of primarily European ancestry, 3,491 total households and more than 170 retail stores, businesses, restaurants and service providers. This includes a population ratio of 45.2% males to 54.8% females with residents' median age of 46.5. The average household size is 2.08 and 58.8% are owner-occupied housing units.

Occupations of residents include 49% in management, professional or related occupations; 21% in sales and office occupations; 13% in service-related occupations; 11% in production and transportation occupations and 6% in construction, extraction and maintenance occupations. 88% of those employed are private wage and salary workers, 6% are government workers and 6% are self-employed. 90% of Oakmont workers commute to work with an average travel time of 25 minutes.

The Town is distinguished by an eclectic collection of independently owned shops, boutiques and eateries. Gas lit street lamps and red brick pavement on the boulevard through the center of town add a measure of charm and the inviting warmth of Oakmont.

Check out the shops, restaurants, professional services and special places to explore by logging onto the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce website at www.oakmont-pa.com

Shopping


Looking for that special gift? Or maybe you have a special event that calls for just the right outfit? Well, Oakmont is the place to find either one. You can find unique new clothing for women, men and children or gently used items all along the Boulevard as well as imported ceramics, specialty collectibles, shoes you won't see on everyone else's feet and a wide array of hand crafted jewelry, accessories, home furnishings, gifts, golfing items and lessons or a bouquet of fresh flowers or a silk floral arrangement. Check out the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce website for a detailed listing of places to shop until you drop (www.oakmont-pa.com). When you buy it here, you won't see it everywhere.

Dining


From four pizza shops to six full service restaurants, eating in Oakmont is a gastronomic delight. Whether you choose American, Italian, Chinese or a combination thereof, there's a place for you to suit your appetite right in town. You'll also want to visit the Oakmont Bakery (www.oakmontbakery.com) to satisfy your sweet tooth with a memorable taste treat.

Professional Services


After hours of productive shopping, you'll want to take advantage of the variety of head to toe services available from the hair dressing salons, to skin care, manicurists, pedicurists and massage therapists. Or maybe you want to visit a chiropractor or nutritionist to begin a complete wellness program. From health of mind and body to financial health and legal advice to insurance and investment services, they are all here for you ready to serve. Need a webmaster, therapist, optician, butcher, baker, candlestick maker or undertaker? Physician, architect, attorney, dentist, contractor, realtor, electrician or plumber? You can find the service you need right here in town. Visit the Chamber site for more details (www.oakmont-pa.com).

Play and Explore


Whether you enjoy an invigorating walk or relaxed people watching from a bench along the boulevard arboretum, a jaunt around Riverside Park along the Allegheny River, a hike through Dark Hollow Woods where you can enjoy the sounds of Plum Creek and have fun that is customized to your personal interests. Maybe you prefer a movie and a discussion group at the revitalized Oaks Theater (www.theoakstheater.com) or reading and genealogical research at the 105 year old recently renovated Oakmont Carnegie Library (www.oakmontlibrary.org). They're both right here for you. And if you enjoy local color, you'll want to stop by the authentically restored 19th century Victorian-style Kerr Memorial Museum (www.kerrmuseum.com). Of course, there's also the opportunity for convivial conversation, billiards and darts at one of several local pubs or just window shopping the boutiques and shops along Allegheny River Boulevard.

Golfing


Oakmont Country Club was founded by a group of enthusiastic golfers who belonged to the former Highland Country Club near the entrance to Highland Park in East Liberty. Henry C. Fownes, his two sons and his brother, William C. Fownes and their colleague, George Ormiston received the Court-granted petition for incorporation for the club on October 24, 1903. Henry C. Fownes was elected president on March 1, 1904. By September 1904, the clubhouse was built and furnished and on October 1, 1904, it was formally opened and the first tournament was held. From 1919 until the present day, Oakmont Country Club is the renowned site for amateur, PGA, US Open tournaments. The course is rated fifth in all the world. Visit (www.oakmont-countryclub.org) for more details.

Worship


For your spiritual sustenance there is a house of worship that is bound to meet your needs. Congregations representing Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Episcopalian, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Protestant faith communities welcome your presence.

Sources


If you want to know more about Oakmont, its citizens and the quality of their lives, check out these books at the Oakmont Carnegie Library:
Beginning at a Black Oak: A Centennial History of Oakmont 1889-1998, Edward B. Foote and Vince Gagetta, 1989

Images of America: Oakmont by Vince Gagetta, 2003

Oakmont Country Club: The First Seventy Seven Years by Edward B. Foote, 1980

Tales from Our Towns: People, Places and Events Forgotten by History Books by Gary Rogers, 2005


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