Oakmont is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is a Pittsburgh suburb and part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 6,303 at the 2010 census. Incorporated as a town in 1889, this Allegheny River community began in 1816 when a farmer, Michael Bright, bought a large tract of land 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. The settlement took its name from a landmark tree, as the deed description reads, "Beginning at a black oak on the bank of the Allegheny River ..." The borough is best known for the nearby Oakmont Country Club, a premier golf course which has been the site of numerous U.S. Opens.
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The Oakmont Country Club, widely known for its prestigious golf course, is located just outside the borough limits in the neighboring borough of Plum. The course has been consistently ranked in the top five courses of the World, of every course list. It is also accepted as one of the most challenging golf courses in the world due to its many bunkers and sand traps. It has hosted eight U.S. Opens and is scheduled to host one again in 2016. The Kerr Memorial Museum was originally a family home built in 1898 for the Kerr family. It is now a museum set up for tours. The Carnegie Library of Oakmont was built in 1899. The library is free and open to the public. An addition was added on between 2003 and 2005.
The Oaks Theater is a classic-styled movie house located on the towns main Boulevard. It has one screen showing both new movies and old favorites. The theater was built in 1938 to replace the original theater which had occupied the adjacent site from the late 19th century, until it was closed in the early forties, shortly after the current theater was built. The Oaks Theater officially opened on November the 18th, 1938 to a grand parade hosted by both the boroughs of Oakmont as well as the "twin" borough of Verona. The Oakmont Verona Cemetery is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Oakmont. The Jonathon Hulton Bridge was constructed in 1908; it connects Oakmont and Harmarville. Riverside Park, located along the Allegheny River, possesses tennis courts, basketball court, running track, pavilions, and a children's playground.