The Franklin Park neighborhood is technically part of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, although many would consider this borough its own community. It spans a large area of land a few miles east of the Ohio River and downtown Sewickley, traversed by both Interstate 79 and 279. Downtown Pittsburgh is about a 25-minute drive to the south, and more area conveniences can be found to the west, on the other side of the river. The zip code for this community is 15143, and it is part of Allegheny County.
Franklin Park is a mix of residential neighborhoods, undeveloped wooded land and commercial offerings, with most of the shopping and dining options situated along the interstates. Lindbrook Park and Blueberry Hill Park can both be found within community bounds, offering some playing fields, picnic areas, walking paths and a playground. This community also borders some state game land, and North Park is situated within a few miles to the east. This much larger park spans more than 3,000 acres and offers a great many amenities, including a lake for fishing and boating, ice skating rink, swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, picnic facilities and an 18-hole golf course.
For local shopping and dining, Franklin Park residents may frequent Mt. Nebo Pointe, a large retail space situated a few miles to the south. Here, visitors have access to several popular restaurant chains and major retailers, including a Target store.
This community is also within five miles of several public and private golf courses. In addition to the course at North Park, Franklin Park is convenient to the Diamond Run Golf Club and Allegheny Country Club.