Welcome to the City of New Castle, Pennsylvania, a National Safety Council Safe Community. New Castle is located in the northwest section of western Pennsylvania, approximately 90 miles south of Erie and 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
New Castle is the county seat for Lawrence County with a population under 24,000. We pride ourselves as being a friendly, family oriented community with access to great healthcare and a highly rated school system.
The City has the third largest historical district in Pennsylvania. The City owns several parks and an 18 hole golf course (Sylvan Heights), which accounts for various recreational activities. The Cascade Park Dance Pavilion is one of the largest dance halls in the area and host to many weddings, family and class reunions, and many ethnic festivals each year. The City hosts the annual Cascade of Lights at Cascade Park every year. The City also holds several Friday night free concerts, the Farmers Market, the Fireworks Festival/Arts Festival, Back to the 50's Vintage Car Show, and is home to the 2014 Pennsylvania State Champion Boys Basketball Team. I hope this short introduction to the City of New Castle, Pennsylvania will lead you to want to learn more about our community.