Vanderbilt Borough

General Character

Vanderbilt Borough is located in the north-central portion of the County along Route 201. The Borough is largely developed with older residential homes and neighborhood commercial uses. The Borough is located south of Dawson and Liberty in what is a largely rural portion of Dunbar Township. Remnants of the coal and coke industry are visible in the landscape surrounding Vanderbilt Borough.


Key Attributes

  • Close proximity to the Youghiogheny River

Existing Built Area

  • 75% of Borough land area
  • A large portion of the Borough is currently built out
    • These existing built areas are located along Route 201

Future Growth Areas

  • Growth will occur as in-fill and reuse of the existing urban fabric

Resource Preservation

  • 6% of Borough land area

Land Reclamation

  • 9% of Borough land area
  • One site in the southern portion of the Borough

Rural Conservation

  • 10% of Borough land area