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Choose Johnstown

You now work from home. You can live anywhere. Let us show you why you will want to Choose Johnstown!

Tired of big crowds, long commutes and having to save recreation for the weekends? Work from Johnstown!

The Johnstown, Cambria County region offers the benefits of city life tucked in the beautiful mountains.  People are friendly, our streets are safe, the air is fresh, and recreation is literally footsteps from your office door.

Our region has so much to offer in terms of outdoor recreation and opportunities for healthy living. It’s one of the aspects leading to an increase in local home sales, particularly now that many people are working remotely.

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The Numbers

ENTERTAINMENT / SAFETY / HEALTH CARE / COST

Cost of Living

Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. Below 100 means the community is cheaper than the US average, above 100 means it is more expensive. Cambria County cost of living is 74.5

Hospital

Cambria and Somerset Counties are home to two high performing hospitals systems including the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

Low Crime Rate

Cambria County violent crime is 10.6. (The US average is 22.7). Cambria County property crime is 18.0. (The US average is 35.4)

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Cost of Living in Cambria County: https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/county/pennsylvania/cambria

Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. Below 100 means the community is cheaper than the US average, above 100 means it is more expensive.

Cambria County cost of living is 74.5

For a great look at the area including many great things to do. See: https://www.visitjohnstownpa.com

Trails & Parks

State Parks https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Stackhouse Park https://www.stackhousepark.com/

Staple Bend Tunnel https://www.nps.gov/alpo/learn/historyculture/staplebend.htm

Ghost Town Trail, Pennsylvania’s 2020 Trail of the Year http://www.cambriaconservationrecreation.com/ghost-town-trail/

Benscreek Canoe Club: www.benscreekcanoeclub.com

Coal Tubin Adventures: www.coaltubin.com

  

In Johnstown, the performing arts take center stage all year long.  Enjoy an evening at the symphony, Shakespeare in a local nature park, or a concert at a historic bandshell. There are 67 festivals in our region each year, 21 Museums and Cultural Centers and 28 Music Venues offering something for everyone.

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra: www.johnstownsymphony.org

Johnstown Concert Ballet: www.johnstownconcertballet.org

Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company: www.bandofbrothersshakespeare.org

Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center: www.bottleworks.org

Cambria County Community Arts Center: www.caccc.org

 Venue of Emerging Arts (VOMA): www.thevoma.com

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center: www.upjarts.pitt.edu

1ST SUMMIT ARENA at the Cambria County War Memorial: www.1stsummitarena.com

Johnstown is a friendly community with plenty of opportunity to get involved. We’ll be happy to help you make connections so you quickly feel right at home. Here are just a few of the many organizations that may be of interest.

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies: for 30 years CFA has worked to empower individuals to become philanthropists by helping donors make meaningful change and build a legacy around their passions. https://cfalleghenies.org/about/

Emerging Professionals in Cambria (EPIC): https://www.facebook.com/EmergingProfessionalsInCambria/

NAACP Johnstown:  https://www.facebook.com/naacp.johnstown/ 

Rotary Club of Johnstown: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofJohnstown/ 

Vision Together 2025:  a grassroots group of volunteers and community leaders looking to continue to build a stronger Johnstown.  https://johnstown25.com

Visit Johnstown https://www.visitjohnstownpa.com/

Laurel Highlands Off Load Biking Association  https://lhorba.org/  

Johnstown Running Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/117817154959390/

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy https://conemaughvalleyconservancy.com/

Cambria County Conservancy and Recreation Authority  http://www.cambriaconservationrecreation.com/ 

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy https://waterlandlife.org/ 

JARI – Entrepreneurial Development: www.jari.com

Startup Alleghenies -The Entrepreneur Coaches: www.startupalleghenies.com

Crime in Cambria County, Pennsylvania: www.bestplace.net/crime

Cambria County violent crime is 10.6. (The US average is 22.7)

Cambria County property crime is 18.0. (The US average is 35.4)

Is travel part of your work? No problem. Johnstown is located just 70 miles east of Pittsburgh (an easy drive on U.S. Route 22), less than a half-hour north of the Somerset Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and less than an hour from the Bedford Exit.

We have several major highway routes in the area including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 80, Interstate 99, and Route 220.

There is both rail and bus transportation to and from the area.

Chad Gontkovic
"You are I within 5 hours drive of the majority of the population in urban centers in the country and you’re within an hour flight of most of the East Coast destinations and you can get anywhere on the other side of the country usually within half a day.  It’s pretty spectacular the position we’re in"

The John P. Murtha Cambria County airport is just two miles from both downtown Johnstown and the growing Richland Township suburb.

The John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport:  https://flyjst.com/

The Cambria County Transit Authority:  www.camtranbus.com

Amtrak Train Service in Johnstown: https://www.amtrak.com/stations/jst

Cambria and Somerset Counties are home to two high performing hospitals systems including the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

Chan Soon-Shion Medical Center at Windber: https://www.windbercare.org/

Conemaugh Health System: https://www.conemaugh.org/

Our region is blessed with great local schools, public & private, and 11 nearby Universities and Colleges including four in Cambria County. The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) has the largest number of full-time students of the four institutions. Saint Francis University in Loretto and Mount Aloysius College in Cresson are two of the oldest Catholic universities in the country and have served students for over 150 years. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, the youngest of the institutions, was established 25 years ago and offers two-year degrees or certificates that easily transfer to universities or prepare students to immediately enter the workforce.

Cambria County schools spend $13,692 per student (The US average is $12,383). There are 14 pupils per teacher, 628 students per librarian, and 448 children per counselor.

Mount Aloysius College: www.mtaloy.edu

Penn Highlands Community College: www.pennhighlands.edu

Saint Francis University: www.francis.edu

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown: www.johnstown.pitt.edu

Public Schools In Cambria County: www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/c/cambria-county-pa/

Bishop McCort Catholic High School: http://www.mccort.org

Johnstown Tomahawks: Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's East Division.: www.johnstowntomahawks.com

Johnstown Mill Rats Prospect League Baseball Team: www.millrats.com

Flood City Thunder Semi-Pro Football: https://gefafootball.com/tag/thunder/

AAABA baseball: https://aaabajohnstown.org/

Johnstown Warriors Hockey: https://www.johnstownwarriors.com/

Thrive Hockey: https://www.facebook.com/ThriveHockeyLLC/

Johnstown Jets Hockey:  https://www.johnstownjets.com/

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Vision

Successful entrepreneurs are optimistic. It's part of the job description. Pick Johnstown, PA to start your business.

WE SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

JARI:
Entrepreneurial Development:
http://www.jari.com

Startup Alleghenies:
The Entrepreneur Coaches:
http://www.startupalleghenies.com

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