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Banksville is located southwest of Downtown, and is quickly accessible to the Pittsburgh International Airport. Banksville residents are very family oriented, with much of the community activity focusing on youth programs and quiet and relaxed family fun.

Banksville residents take full advantage of Banksville Park, which opened in 1977 and today has developed into a beautiful facility that has a swimming pool, a rehabilitated playground, tennis courts, ball fields and a community center. Banksville Elementary School has also been a main stay in this well rounded community. Built in 1937, this school enrolls grades K-5.

The housing in Banksville ranges from stately older homes to contemporary styles built within the last 30 years. Much of the neighborhood is surprisingly suburban in nature, with homes attractively set off by sweeping, manicured lawns and flower beds. This neighborhood is also home to two of the city's largest garden apartment complexes, Hyland Hills and Crane Village.


Families in Banksville 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 Banksville, including:
  • Pittsburgh Banksville K-5
  • Pittsburgh Beechwood PreK-5
  • Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8
  • Pittsburgh Brashear 9-12
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 Banksville enjoy these branches:
  • Beechview Library
  • West End Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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