Welcome to the Erie Community
Erie, Pennsylvania has an unbeatable combination of small-town charm and quaintness with large-city energy, vibrancy and attractions – all in a natural setting of great beauty on Lake Erie. Pennsylvania’s only Great Lake port city has a very livable, four-season climate and abundant water, making it an ideal place to call home.
Erie offers a rich legacy in the history of America. As the homeport to the U.S. Brig Niagara, Pennsylvania’s official flagship, Erie recognizes the prominent role it played in the War of 1812. In fact, this re-constructed tall ship is one of the largest sailing the Great Lakes today.
The community’s economic history is just as strong as its waterfront heritage. Erie was an early manufacturing center and the largest freshwater fishing port in the world. Erie has a longstanding craft tradition, strong work ethic and solid transportation infrastructure, making it an ideal place to start or expand a business.