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Crafton Heights

West Pittsburgh

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Crafton Heights, located west of Downtown, derives its name from Crafton Borough, a suburban neighbor to the west. It is a quiet, close-knit community with a mix of with both new and long-term residents.

Neighbors in Crafton Heights enjoy shopping at nearby Crafton Ingram Shopping Center. While many of Crafton Heights' old homes still stand, additional new townhomes and single family homes are being built to satisfy new residents' needs.

Recreation is an important part of the community with baseball fields, playgrounds and tennis and basketball courts throughout the neighborhood.


Families in Crafton 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 Crafton Heights, including:
  • Pittsburgh Westwood PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Schaeffer PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Classical Academy 6-8 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Langley 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 Crafton Heights enjoy these branches:
  • Sheraden Library
  • West End Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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