It is home to the "Big Butler Fair" which is located along State Route 422 in Prospect. Covering an area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 square kilometers), Prospect is a compact borough known for its scenic landscapes and friendly community. As of 2020, it had an estimated population of approximately 1,200 residents, fostering a close community where neighbors often know each other.
It is located only 7 miles from I-79 and is within easy reach to such areas as Pittsburgh, Erie, and the PA Turnpike. The borough is located in the Slippery Rock School District, with Moraine Elementary School on our Main Street. Some of the local organizations include the Boy Scouts, Woman's Club, Prospect/Portersville Rotary, and a local Chapter of the American Legion. The town recenlty celebrated their 175th year. They have an annual Community Day complete with parade during Memorial Day weekend.
Prospect is surrounded by the natural beauty of western Pennsylvania, featuring rolling hills, farmlands, and wooded areas. The borough offers residents a quiet and relaxed lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Its rural location provides opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, and enjoying nature.
Despite its small size, Prospect provides essential amenities and services to its residents. The borough features local businesses, including shops, restaurants, and other services, serving the needs of the community. Nearby towns and cities offer additional shopping, dining, and entertainment options within a short drive.
Prospect embraces its small-town character and community spirit. The borough hosts events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a sense of camaraderie among residents. It offers a tight-knit community where individuals and families can form lasting connections.
Overall, Prospect offers a serene and welcoming environment for those seeking a quieter pace of life amidst the beauty of the Pennsylvania countryside.