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Testimonial Duquesne Heights is an ideal location. It's amazing to be so close to spectacular views of the city while you're nestled against a green space. To spend 8 minutes to commute Downtown with a beautiful view en route, yet enjoy a quiet, peaceful neighborhood far removed from the hustle and bustle is the best of both worlds.
- Wendy U.

Duquesne Heights

South Pittsburgh

Photo Credit: Dan Buczynski

Duquesne Heights is located directly south of Downtown Pittsburgh, and is easily accessible via the Duquesne Incline. Adjacent to Mt. Washington, this affordable neighborhood also boasts an active business district, as well as a wide range of parks, green spaces and recreational activities. If you stand on one of the many Grandview Avenue observation decks, you literally have the city at your feet.

Duquesne Heights is home to Pittsburgh's newest Regional Park, currently called theGrand View Scenic Byway Park. At 235 acres, the GVSBP provides spectacular views, playing fields, and trails. The Park's soon to be released trail plan will provide up to 18 miles of trails for all skill levels.

Offering perhaps the broadest range of housing opportunities of any Pittsburgh neighborhood, Duquesne Heights' population is a mix of single professionals, empty nesters, and families who have lived in the neighborhood for generations.

This neighborhood's popularity as a place to live, along with its attraction for tourists, has grown rapidly since Pittsburgh's first Renaissance began. The "Point of View" statue of George Washington and Guyasuta, dedicated in October 2006, represents the famous meeting of the two leaders, and is a focal point for both the neighborhood and the region.


Families in Duquesne 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 Duquesne Heights, including:
  • Pittsburgh Whittier K-5
  • Pittsburgh Grandview K-5
  • Pittsburgh Phillips International Studies K-5 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Murray PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Arlington PreK-8
  • 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 Duquesne Heights enjoy these branches:
  • Mt. Washington Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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