Why Ellwood City?

Ellwood City is a borough in both Beaver and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania, in the United States. Ellwood City is 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Pittsburgh and some 8 miles (13 km) south by southeast of New Castle. In the past, Ellwood City sustained many light industries such as steel-tube mills, steel-car works, building-stone and limestone quarries, foundries and machine shops, coal-mining, etc. In 1910, 2,243 people lived in Ellwood City, 3,902 lived there in 1920, and 12,329 lived there in 1940. The population of the Ellwood City Borough was 8,688 at the 2000 census and 7,921 at the 2010 census.

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Ellwood City Demographics Report (PDF)

Ellwood City Sign

Location, Location, Location.

Ellwood City is in the crux of Lawrence, Beaver, and Butler Counties. It is under 40 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh proper, and Youngstown, Ohio. Ellwood is close to area-favorite shopping attractions such as the Grove City Premium Outlets and Cranberry Township. Also nearby are the historic villages of Harmony and Volant. Going farther out, our town is a few hours’ drive from Cleveland, OH, Erie, PA, and Morgantown, WV. Ellwood City is a central hub for retail, travel, and industry.

Strong Sense of Community.

Ellwood City is a safe neighborhood with a “hometown” feel. We have 24/7 police and fire support to the surrounding communities. Ellwood City is a community where you know your neighbors and celebrate the town’s history. Weekly book clubs in the library and the annual Storytelling Festival enrich the minds of our residents. In the summer, there are weekly concerts in our Community Plaza and weekly Farmers’ Markets downtown. The annual Arts, Crafts, Food, & Entertainment festival draws vendors and visitors form a wide area. Our residents band together to celebrate and stick up for each other in times of need.

Rich in History.

Ellwood City has over 125 years of history based in industry and community enrichment. The first seamless tubing factory in the United States was based in Ellwood City and quickly made bicycles a more popular mode of transportation and leisure. Our town was also home to Rock Point Park, a trolley park that was one of the largest in the state during the early 20th Century.  Ellwood is also home of the first after prom party in 1947 and the first live cable TV broadcast of a local governmental meeting in 1967. In its heart, Ellwood City makes history in its care for its citizens.

Ample Outdoor Recreation.

Ellwood City is seated in between the Beaver River, the Slippery Rock Creek, and the Connoquenessing Creek. As such there is ample opportunity for canoeing, rafting, and kayaking. The Ellwood City area is home to hundreds of acres of dedicated park land. From Ewing Park and its nature trail, to Roger’s Memorial Park and its baseball field, to nearby Brush Creek Park its bike trails, there is always something to do. McConnell’s Mill State Park is also a short drive from downtown with miles of hiking trails and one of the state’s historic covered bridges. We also have a widely used sports complex, including a swimming pool, tennis courts, and track.  Enough to keep a family busy for lots of nice weathered weekends.

Local Accommodations

Local hotels and bed & breakfasts offer a variety of accommodation options for travelers, including day-to-day reservations and long-term options for those visiting or working in Ellwood City and the surrounding area.

Chapel Valley Estate Bed & Breakfast
297 Chapel Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Chapel Valley Estate

The Lark Motel
7291 Big Beaver Blvd.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
The Lark Motel

Park Inn Beaver Falls
7195 Eastwood Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Super 8 Beaver Falls
7099 Big Beaver Blvd.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010


Bus service to and from Ellwood City is offered through the New Castle Area Transit Authority. Buses run Monday through Saturday. Full fares are $2.00. Fares within Ellwood City are $.75. Seniors ride FREE except for the morning hour of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and the evening hour of 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Seniors ride FREE all day Saturday. For information or schedules, contact: 724-654-3130. ACTS (Allied Coordinated Transporation Services) provides low-cost individual transport services to eligible elderly and disabled riders.

Local GovernmenT

  • Big Beaver Borough 724-827-2416
  • Ellport Borough, 724-752-1422
  • Ellwood City Borough, 724-758-5576
  • Franklin Township, 724-758-9702
  • Koppel Borough, 724-846-8960
  • Marion Township, 724-452-1986
  • New Beaver Borough 724-535-8868
  • North Sewickley Township, 724-843-5826
  • Perry Township, 724-368-8230
  • Portersville Borough 724-368-9175
  • Wampum Borough, 724-535-8221
  • Wayne Township, 724-752-1361

Area High Schools/Middle Schools

Ellwood City Area School District
501 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Riverside Beaver Middle and High School
302 Country Club Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117


Butler County Community College, located at the Lawrence County Vo-Tech in New Castle, PA offers classes in liberal arts as well as associates degrees.

The Community College of Beaver County, located in Monaca, PA offers a liberal arts core, as well as classes in aviation, allied health and associate degrees.

Geneva College, located in Beaver Falls, offers a liberal arts education in a Christ-based environment.

Pennsylvania State University (Beaver Branch), located in Monaca , PA offers associate degrees and certificate programs.

Slippery Rock University, located in Slippery Rock, PA offers a liberal studies core , with bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Westminster College, located in New Wilmington, PA offers a liberal undergraduate and graduate courses.

Trade Schools

Lawrence County Area Vocational Technical School
750 Phelps Way
New Castle, PA 16101

Beaver County Vocational Technical School
145 Poplar Street
Monaca, PA 15061

DCI Career Institute
561 Wallace Run Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Erie Business Center South
170 Cascade Blvd.
New Castle, PA 16101

Elementary Schools

Northside Elementary

Hartman School

Riverside Elementary

Perry Lower Intermediate School

Private Schools

Portersville Christian School
343 East Portersville Road
Portersville, PA 16051


Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church
610 Line Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-3458

Berean Presbyterian Church of America
Dutch Ridge Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-7671

Calvin Presbyterian Church
615 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4258

Christ Presbyterian Church
325 Spring Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4563

Christian Assembly Pentecostal
315 Eight Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-9685

Christian Missionary Alliance Church
Christian Missionary Alliance
Jefferson Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-9429

Church of the Nazarene
115 Nazarene Court
Fombell, PA
(724) 452-9190

Dayspring Prayer & Praise Fellowship
P.O. Box 656
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-8447

Faith Fellowship Baptist of Ellwood City
216 Portersville Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-3805

First Christian Church
110 Ada Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-3348

First United Methodist Church
416 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-6278

First Baptist Church
220 Fountain Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-5248

First Church of God
Church of God
1862 Mercer Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-7970

Free Methodist Church
412 Glen Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-9494

Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Worship Site
415 4th St.
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4411

Jehovah’s Witness
Jehovah’s Witness
317 Route 288
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-6673

Knox United Presbyterian Church
449 Nicholson Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-8752

Lighthouse Assembly Church of God
Church of God
527 North Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-8323

Lillyville Church of God
Church of God
408 Hickernell Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Love Hope Baptist Church
400 Wayne Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4587

North Sewickley Presbyterian Church
Chapel Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-1272

Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration
Eastern Orthodox
Portersville Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4002

Pine Valley Bible Conference
Full Gospel
Bilbobern Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-1661

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
3601 State Route 488
Fombell, PA 16123
(724) 368-8022

Providence Baptist Church
201 Chapel Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-7670

Salvation Army
Salvation Army
511 Lawrence Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-9069

Scenic Hill Baptist Church
815 Harmony-Fisher Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-0646

Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church
Old Pittsburgh Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-8892

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
307 Wayne Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-9766

St. Elias Orthodox Church-Eastern Orthodox
425 Cherry Way
Ellwood City, PA  16117
(724) 758-0717

Trinity AME Church
1100 Beaver Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-1158

Trinity Lutheran Church
Second & Spring Avenues
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-6892

Union Goodwill Community Church
1109 Main Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-5051

United Brethren In Christ
United Brethren In Christ
Church Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-3371

Wiley Hill Baptist Church
1785 Windover Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-8920

Word Alive Church
Full Gospel
124 Scenic Hill Blvd
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 316-0435

Wurtemburg United Methodist Church
Wurtemburg Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-9685

Wurtemburg United Presbyterian Church
Wurtemburg Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4709