By Alison Hess
For three years, a beautiful community along the banks of the Chartiers Creek has been growing and thriving. Torrente at Upper St. Clair has become home to a diverse group of people who enjoy the woodland views, energetic atmosphere, family-friendly activities, and maintenance-free living.
The luxury apartments at Torrente offer extensive options for every renter with its seven different floor plans. On-site storage, underground and garage parking facilities, and elevators help ease the transition for those looking to downsize or simplify their lifestyle. And the heated in-ground pool and 24-hour fitness center provide opportunities for activity, while the nearby Boyce Mayview Park offers trails and fields for all to enjoy.
But buildings and amenities are not all that make Torrente a special place to live. People make the community, and in the short time that these residents have been together, they have turned this complex into their home.
When my husband and I decided to sell our home, we visited Torrente at USC. We knew it was exactly what we were looking for. Three years later, this is my forever home! Everything I need is at my fingertips, in my own apartment. The staff is so very friendly and the maintenance team is always quick to respond to any need. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly, and I love the fact that we can keep our pets here, as well. I love my daily walks around the community, morning or evening. The surroundings are well lit, and I feel safe and secure. I definitely recommend Torrente to anyone looking for the convenience, worry-free beautiful apartments, and friendly people. I love it here, and I will never find a better place to spend my retirement years.—Eileen (three-year resident)
Downsizing is a popular reason that residents choose Torrente. It can be overwhelming to move from a home to an apartment, but with the maintenance team ready to help with jobs, large and small, the freedom from seasonal tasks is refreshing.
I can’t believe my good fortune to have found the Torrente community! I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive to downsize from a three-bedroom house to a two-bedroom apartment. But the transition has been a breeze. I love my two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with private balcony! No more landscaping tasks or worrying about shoveling steps or sidewalks when it snows. The property is kept in impeccable condition year-round by our friendly and helpful maintenance team. I have such kind neighbors and I have met newfriends at the monthly resident appreciation events in the clubhouse. I definitely made the right decision when I chose Torrente for my new home.—Amanda (two-year resident)
Activities are planned on a regular basis to help new residents feel welcome and make new friends. From free coffee and muffins at the breakfast buffet to complimentary knife sharpening and summertime farmers’ markets, the social activity staff plans gatherings that satisfy a wide variety of interests. Since there are a number of Upper St. Clair school-age students living in Torrente, family-focused activities are important, as well. Halloween is a big event for the kids, and the residents were delighted to see the trickor-treaters’ costumes at the special Trunk-or-Treat gathering in Torrente’s parking lot, where kids walked around safely to receive treats and candy.
My family recently relocated to the Upper St. Clair area for my work. Torrente has proven to be a good fit for our family. The apartment was brand new when we moved in, and it’s spacious and has adequate storage. We like the private garage option within the building, as well. Overall, the maintenance team is very speedy in responding to our needs. The school bus comes right to the clubhouse, too (FYI)! It’s nice to grab a cup of coffee and stay warm while I wait with my daughter for the morning bus. There are plenty of parents here that I have connected with, as well. Eventually, we plan to build a home, but I’m not in any rush to leave Torrente! The convenience of apartment living gives our family more time to spend together, doing fun things we like to do, rather than worrying about home improvement projects, landscaping, or snow removal.—Annie (two-year resident)
Located less than five miles from South Hills Village Mall, Whole Foods, and the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, and four miles from the I-79 interchange, the apartments at Torrente offer residents a warm community in an ideal location.
If you’d like to learn more, please visit us at our Open House on Saturday, April 6, noon to 2 p.m. We’ll have refreshments, and every attendee will be entered to win a fresh floral arrangement from Pete Donati & Son’s Florist delivered monthly to him or her for the rest of the year! Stop by for a visit. We’d love to welcome you home!
2565 Boyce Plaza Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
The spring 2019 cover of UPPER ST. CLAIR TODAY is sponsored by Torrente at Upper St. Clair - Luxury Apartments. This feature article about this community in the southern end of USC that many call home, first appeared on pages 10 and 11 of the spring 2019 issue.