Our West Bayfront

Residential Neighborhood in the Heart of Downtown

The West Bayfront is not only central to Erie’s beautiful waterfront, a bustling downtown, and a main highway that makes traveling convenient, but it is also a community full of caring neighbors, growing local businesses and opportunities, and housing opportunities. Read on to see what makes the West Bayfront an ideal place for anyone to live. 

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Close to the Best Erie has to Offer

The West Bayfront neighborhoods are central to Erie’s business district and educational centers, and provide easy access to Erie’s vibrant cultural and recreational life. Major employers including UPMC Hamot and Erie Insurance are within walking distance, and Gannon University anchors the community on its eastern border. Travel to other parts of the region is easy thanks to access to I-79.

A Close-Knit and Diverse Community

Community is prioritized in the West Bayfront. Several annual events draw neighbors in to have fun and socialize for different causes, six neighborhood watch groups help ensure safety, and volunteers rally to ensure the success of events and keep the neighborhood clean.

 

West Bayfront is for Walking

The Walk Score website rates the West Bayfront walking score as 74/100, meaning that most businesses, parks, and amenities are a quick walk away. Visit Fat Lenny’s for some delicious rolled ice cream, or pick up some pizza from Porky’s Pizza for dinner, or check out other local businesses. When you walk be sure to check out the beautiful architecture featured on Millionaire’s Row on West 6th Street, our tree-lined streets, historic homes, and scenic views of the water.

Bus stops include: West 4th and State Street, West 4th and Liberty Street, West 4th and Cherry, West 21st and State Street, Bayfront Park and Ride along the West Bayfront Parkway, West 11th and State Street, West 2nd at UPMC Hamot, West 10th and Chestnut Street, West 8th and State Street, West 10th and Liberty Street, West 21st and State Street, West 10th and Myrtle Street, West 10th and Cherry Street, and West 4th and Chestnut Street. 

 

Schools, Parks, and Community Amenities

West Bayfront is a great place for the whole family with local schools, parks, and community amenities. Schools in the area include Patrick J. DiPaolo Student Success Center at Emerson-Gridley, Strong Vincent Middle School, Luther Memorial Academy, Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School, and Gannon University. These schools are United Way Community Schools which provide additional support to students and families.

Bayview Park located on Cherry and 2nd Street includes a fun splash pad, an iconic Erie sign, and a beautiful view of the waterfront. Gridley Park is a central location for many community events and gatherings. Other local parks feature beautiful artwork and walking paths.

The Martin Luther King Memorial Center and Our West Bayfront both include valuable educational resources, supportive services, host community-wide events, and help support the growth and improvement of the entire community.

Rich History

West Bayfront is a great place for the whole family with local schools, parks, and community amenities. Schools in the area include Patrick J. DiPaolo Student Success Center at Emerson-Gridley, Strong Vincent Middle School, Luther Memorial Academy, Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School, and Gannon University

Bayview Park located on Cherry and 2nd Street includes a fun splash pad, an iconic Erie sign, and a beautiful view of the waterfront. Gridley Park is a central location for many community events and gatherings. Other local parks feature beautiful artwork and walking paths.

The Martin Luther King Memorial Center and Our West Bayfront both include valuable educational resources, supportive services, host community-wide events, and help support the growth and improvement of the entire community.

Resources for Home Buying

Buying a home in the West Bayfront is an excellent choice and one that comes with possible resources and programs to help you make that decision. The Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance provides tax abatement programs for those who revitalize or repair properties. The PA Housing Finance Agency assists with home ownership, home repairs, and even renting. Local loan lenders include Marquette Savings Bank, who also has a first time home buyers program. Our West Bayfront occasionally has funds for housing repairs as well. 

Housing Stock

Buying a home in the West Bayfront is an excellent choice and one that comes with possible resources and programs to help you make that decision. The Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance provides tax abatement programs for those who revitalize or repair properties. The PA Housing Finance Agency assists with home ownership, home repairs, and even renting. Local loan lenders include Marquette Savings Bank, who also has a first time home buyers program. Our West Bayfront occasionally has funds for housing repairs as well. 

We’re Happy to Help!

Please contact us for more information about the West Bayfront community by calling (814) 871-7050 or emailing info@ourwestbayfront.org.