View homes and properties for sale in Pittston! Located along the Susquehanna River, Pittston is part of the Pittston Area School District.
A tight-knit community located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Pittston has a rich history as an anthracite mining town. Many people came to this area to work in the coal mines. With coal being discovered around 1770, the first mine in Pittston was established in 1775.
At one point in time, Pittston was part of Connecticut and has seen Revolutionary War battles, Native American settlements, a booming coal industry followed by its fall, and more. Pittston is named after William Pitt the Elder. Pitt was a wartime political leader who supported the American colonies in wanting to gain independence during the American Revolution.
Popular annual events, such as the Pittston Tomato Festival and Saint Patrick’s Day Parade draw crowds to the city each year. Pittston also holds monthly art walks and Farmer’s Market days during the warmer weather months. The city is in close proximity to arts and culture, sporting events and an array of outdoor activities.
Downtown Pittston is alive with retail and dining activity that is within walking distance to many city residents. Art, sculptures, and murals that depict the heritage of this city enhance the look and feel of the welcoming downtown area.