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Located on the western edge of the city, Fairywood contains serene old homes tucked among the trees and hillsides, against the quiet backdrop of blue skies and the hush that only woodlands can create.
Despite its tucked-away feel, Fairywood is only ten minutes away from Downtown Pittsburgh via public transportation. Shopping is also convenient, with Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center only a mile down the road, and McKees Rocks Plaza just three miles away. Residents also have access to Allegheny Center Mall, just a five-minute drive by car across the West End Bridge.
Many residents of Fairywood are life-long inhabitants, and volunteers focus on community programs for senior residents. Annual Unity Day Festival, regular town meetings, teenage dances, and children's talent shows keep this tight-knit neighborhood entertained.
SchoolsFamilies in Fairywood 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 GreatSchools.org - offers a mix of neighborhood schools and specialized magnet choices in or near Fairywood, including:
- Pittsburgh Westwood PreK-8
- Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8
- Pittsburgh Schaeffer PreK-8
- Pittsburgh Classical Academy 6-8 Magnet
- Pittsburgh Langley 9-12
If you are interested in private, parochial, or charter school options, please visit the "Education" section of our resource page for links.
LibrariesThe 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 Fairywood enjoy these branches:
- Sheraden Library
- West End Library