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Garfield is located in the famed East End of Pittsburgh, and is named after President James Garfield. This neighborhood has open spaces, trees, and plenty of room for playing ball and for gardening. There are hills for sled riding and parks for picnicking.

You can still borrow a cup of sugar from your next door neighbor in Garfield. Friends stop to chat along the sidewalks and to lend a hand with snow shoveling or hedge trimming. Garfield is a community filled with real old-fashioned neighborly neighbors.

Garfield offers its residents a choice of cultural and recreational amenities, as it is close to the Pittsburgh Zoo, tennis courts and ballfields, and local performance art venues along the adjacent business district of Penn Avenue. Diverse restaurants, shops, and non-profit organizations also line the district.

Fort Pitt Elementary School and Rogers School for the Creative and Performing Arts are both located in this neighborhood. Rogers' students have given their artistic talent to the neighborhood by creating murals that beautify the sides of several buildings.

Garfield is brimming with stately old "Pittsburgh Boxes," frame and brick rowhomes, and new homes in Mossfield Court. The neighborhood's residents are served by active community groups that provide youth programming, rehabilitate houses and address issues that affect the quality of life in Garfield.


Families in Garfield 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 Garfield, including:
  • Pittsburgh Liberty International Studies K-5 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Fort Pitt PreK-5
  • Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-5 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Fulton International Studies PreK-5 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Dilworth Tradtional Academy PreK-5 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5
  • Pittsburgh Obama International Baccalaureate 6-12 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Peabody 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 Garfield enjoy these branches:
  • Lawrenceville Library
  • East Liberty Library
  • Main (Oakland) Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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