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Testimonial It is wonderful to live in Hazelwood & work downtown or in Oakland. The commute is quick & easy and avoiding the congested bridges & parkways is a big benefit.
-Jeff O


East Pittsburgh

Photo Credit: John Altdorfer

Hazelwood is located 5 miles east of Downtown and 3 miles east of Oakland. It is nestled along the Monongahela River and is minutes away from everything cool. In fact, Hazelwoods unique central location and affordability make it perfect for new families and graduate students.

From small well-kept row houses near the river to larger, two-story brick homes on top of the hill, housing in Hazelwood is varied and affordable. Parks and green space dot the landscape.

The community once flourished with an abundance of hazelnut trees. A beautiful place to live in the nineteenth century, it attracted some of Pittsburgh's oldest and wealthiest families, who built magnificent homes, but the railroad and industry changed the neighborhood. The wealthy departed, and the "good life" was redefined, as working-class men and women moved in to tend the furnaces and the coke ovens. Today they advance into the post-industrial age with Kerotest Manufacturing Corporation.

Hazelwood is one of the most ethnically-diverse neighborhoods. Community activities focus on youth and senior programs. Numerous churches play an active role in the rebuilding of this neighborhood.


Families in Hazelwood 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 Hazelwood, including:
  • Pittsburgh Greenfield K-8
  • Pittsburgh Colfax K-8
  • Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Linden International Studies K-5 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Sterrett Classical Academy 6-8 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Allderdice 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 Hazelwood enjoy these branches:
  • Hazelwood Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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