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Arlington is located south of Downtown. The houses in Arlington range from brick rowhouses to multi-story grand homes perched on the edge of the hill, with spectacular views of Downtown and Oakland.

Arlington is a cozy area, with neighbors working together to improve the quality of life. Members of the Arlington community are vocal about issues concerning the rearing of children, the school system and their children's safety.

Residents of all ages enjoy the use of Bill Soltz Field, Arlington Gym and Cobden Basketball Court. South Side Park and Arlington Pool are places where anyone can be a kid again. There is also a YMCA branch in the neighborhood.

The Henry Kaufman Center is the hub of neighborhood activities, ranging from awards dinners to after-school reading, recreation programs and senior citizen programs. Arlington's residents are active and engaged in maintaining this tight-knit neighborhood.


Families in Arlington enjoy a variety of educational options. The Pittsburgh Public School District - which was recently named one of the Country's Top Ten Large Urban Districts by - offers a mix of neighborhood schools and specialized magnet choices in or near Arlington, including:
  • Pittsburgh Vann PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Weil PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Miller PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh CAPA Creative and Performing Arts 6-12 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Science and Technology 6-12 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Milliones University Prep 6-12 Magnet
Please visit the Pittsburgh Public Schools website for more information.
If you are interested in private, parochial, or charter school options, please visit the "Education" section of our resource page for links.


The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest and most respected public library systems in the country. Established by Andrew Carnegie as a public trust in 1895, CLP has 19 locations throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Neighbors in Arlington enjoy these branches:
  • Knoxville Library
  • Mt. Washington Library
  • South Side Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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