Bradford Woods Borough incorporated in 1915, followed by a Home Rule Community government established in 1974. A Home Rule Community is governed by 7 elected council members and an elected Mayor with a Manager performing the day to day operation of the Borough. Bradford Woods is also a part of Northern Allegheny School District, and meets with school representatives yearly to plan for the area's future. Resources are shared between the school and the Borough. School facilities will be shared for community day in 2018, and the school frequently uses Bradford Woods Reserve to educate students on nature and the environment.
As you drive through the Borough you will be captivated by the fact that no two homes are alike. This Community began as a summer getaway and has developed into a beautiful Borough with abounding history. Homes in the borough have unique histories and personalities. Bradford Woods, over the years, has passed through a process of legislative changes common to many American communities.
The Growth of Bradford Woods
While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the Borough, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the Borough. From the very first ordinances of no unruly behavior and not wearing bathing suits on the main street to the very modern addressing of Storm Water Runoff you will find in this Borough an orderly collection of legislation that has enhanced the protection of all land owners.
We are fortunate to have our own local elementary school along with a beautiful natural Reserve and lake. Bradford Woods is also a part of Northern Allegheny School District, and meets with school representatives yearly to plan for the area's future.
Bradford Woods exemplifies the expression, "the best gifts come in small packages."