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Testimonial I love the fact that I can be downtown or to any of the North Shore attractions in just a few minutes, and traffic is relatively light most of the time.
- Matt H.

Brighton Heights

North Pittsburgh

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In this tight-knit neighborhood you'll find generations of families living side-by-side, with long-time locals residing next door to young families. Scenic views also surround this quiet, traditional and quaint neighborhood that, with its broad sidewalks, is popular for all types of families and friendly to pets.

Explore nature in the nearby Riverview Park, one of Pittsburgh's great city outdoor recreation spaces. Although our direct bridge link is temporarily unavailable, there are alternate short routes to get to the Park. The 287-acre expanse, which is known for its hiking and equestrian trails, is also a haven for walkers and joggers. Other highlights include summertime concerts and movies, a swimming pool, ball fields, picnic shelters, and a "space age" playground located near the landmark Allegheny Observatory. The Allegheny Observatory, located at the pinnacle of the park, is a University of Pittsburgh research facility open to the public by appointment.

Nearby, there are plenty of shopping choices, from local specialty stores to suburban shopping centers. Brighton Heights is easily accessible to nearby north suburbs, and major regional attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center, the Children's Museum, the Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, PNC Park and Heinz Field. McKnight Road shopping and Ross Park Mall are less than a ten minutes drive away.

The large, affordable homes in Brighton Heights offer an array of charming touches. Front porches that extend the width of the house suggest images of long, lazy summer evenings on wooden swings and friendly chats with neighbors.


Families in Brighton Heights 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 Brighton Heights, including:
  • Pittsburgh Morrow PreK-5
  • Pittsburgh Oliver 9-12
  • Pittsburgh Perry Traditional Academy 9-12 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 Brighton Heights enjoy these branches:
  • Allegheny Library
  • Woods Run Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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