It is the home of the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum.
The area around Gibsonia is mainly located in the Pine-Richland School District, as well as the Hampton Township School District, North Allegheny School District, Deer Lakes School District, and a small portion of the Mars Area School District. According to Greatschools.com, Pine-Richland School District ranks 10/10, Hampton Township School District ranks 10/10, Deer Lakes School District ranks 7/10, and Mars Area School District ranks 9/10 based on academic performance on state tests.
Gibsonia is also the site of Chatham University's Eden Hall campus. This campus is used for various environmental studies, and as a community college for Gibsonia.
Gibsonia is home to many offerings for local shoppers. The Richland Mall is located on Route 8. Shops located in this mall are Shop 'n Save, Kohl's, T.J. Maxx, Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Command Performance Salon, and more. Route 8 is also home to much more than just the Richland Mall. There is also a Walmart, Econo Lodge, The North Park Club House, All Pet Animal Hospital, Advance Auto Parts, Award & More, Rite Aid, Lin's Garden, Kings Family Restaurants, Giant Eagle, Starbucks, Adrian's Pizza, Dunham's Sports, various fast food restaurants, and more. Late in the 2000s, a new shopping complex was built along Route 8 in Gibsonia. It is located near the border of Bakerstown next to the Grandview neighborhood of Gibsonia. This new shopping mall is home to a Target, Buffalo Wild Wings, Lowe's, GameStop, Sally's Beauty Supply, Applebee's, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Famous Footwear, and a PNC Bank. The Treesdale neighborhood of Gibsonia is also home to a few local offerings, such as Luca's Bistro, Lamparski Orthodontics, and Salon Vivace to name a few. Bon Tool's global headquarters, east coast distribution center, and primary manufacturing facility can be found along Gibsonia Road in Gibsonia as well.