Seven Springs, PA Real Estate Search Criteria

Have you ever wondered why it is so challenging to find information about Seven Springs real estate? Here are a few reasons why it can be so frustrating and the information so elusive!!

Seven Springs has land that sits in three counties, Somerset, Fayette, and Westmoreland. To give you an idea where the county lines are if you are driving to Seven Springs from the Donegal Turnpike exit when you turn on County Line Road off Route 711 at the gas station you have crossed from Westmoreland County into Fayette County. As you drive up to the resort you are in Fayette until you pass the North Gate Entrance, where you enter into Somerset County. When you leave the resort to go back to Donegal once you pass the North Gate Entrance you enter into Westmoreland County. The County border is the yellow line on County Line Road.  

Another place where you cross county lines is when you take the 6 pack chair to Lake Tahoe you are in Somerset County. If you turn right off the chair to go to North Face Slope you have crossed into Fayette County. With three counties intersecting at the resort you can see that what ever side of the road you are on dictates where to search for information.

Within those counties there are four townships that you may find properties under: Jefferson, Middlecreek, Saltlick, and Donegal. At the County Records office the deeds for properties are recorded by the township they are located in.

Somerset County, Middlecreek Township is the place where, for now, the majority of property sales at the resort are recorded. But as soon as you get off the resort near by properties will be recorded in the respective townships and counties. So as you drive down County Line Road toward Champion the properties on the right (north) side of the road are recorded in Westmoreland County and the properties on the left (south) side of the road are recorded in Fayette County.  

Another unique aspect is that the property addresses at Seven Springs and along County Line Road carry a Westmoreland County, Champion, zip code of 15622. The postal system does not restrict itself to county borders so the Champion Post Office delivers mail to properties in Westmoreland, Fayette, and Somerset Counties.

We’ve upgraded to this Blog site as it will allow us to recognize Seven Springs as an area in Somerset County and log any information about it into Somerset County.

The West Penn Multiple Listing Service that many of us belong to considers Seven Springs a Somerset County Area and places the listings in that category. This is why we use www.Realtor.com (search 15622) to check for properties for sale in this area. This site is the only one that pulls information from the three MLS systems that list properties for sale in the area, and is the only site we know of that shows all properties for sale through brokerage in the Laurel Highlands and resorts. Keep in mind that many active listings are POSTED TWICE as they are submitted to two different MLS providers.

A majority of the roads at Seven Springs are private roads maintained by the home owners associations so they often will not appear on a GPS system or virtual mapping site. Also, the addresses for properties at Seven Springs using the 911 system are most often different than the recorded address on the deed. These are reasons why many real estate search sites such as Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia miss on mapping the properties, as they are using the 911 system to map properties.

We hope this has not been a lesson in confusion for you; we did this to make you aware that where you buy a property can have a significant impact on tax systems, school districts, and other property rights. Always consult a REALTOR and the recorded deed so you know where you are buying.

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