About Us

Summer Seat is an active 55+ community of 133 homes in Ohio Township, Allegheny County. Ideally located between I-79 and I-279, residents have convenient access to downtown Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh International Airport, and the abundant services, shopping, and entertainment of the northern suburbs.  As members of the Homeowner's Association, residents enjoy maintenance-free exteriors, including professional lawn care and snow removal. The Clubhouse & Pool are central to a broad selection of community-wide social events, fitness classes, and club activities.
 
HISTORY:  Summer Seat was formerly a local landmark, Reilly's Summer Seat Farm. Up until 2015 it was open to the public for “pick-your-own” crops of strawberries and pumpkins.  The land has a rich history as part of Pennsylvania’s Depreciation Lands: 720,000 acres granted to Revolutionary War soldiers for their services. A 334-acre parcel was granted to soldier Richard Sommers on July 6, 1786, titled "Summer Seat" on the original deed. In 1819, Irish immigrants, the O'Neils, purchased the property, and farmed here continuously for four generations. In 1941, the Reilly family purchased the original homestead and 37 adjoining acres in order to raise their children in the country.  It became a working farm again when one of their children took over the property in 1983.  The Reillys sold the property to Traditions of America in 2015 and the first homes were completed in the spring of 2017.