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Knoxville was founded as a fruit farm by Jeremiah Knox in the late 1870s. Located in the southern portion of the city, Knoxville historically was a popular location because it was shielded from the smoke of the South Side steel mills.

Knoxville enjoys convenient access to shopping along Brownsville Road, and amenities such as McKinley Park and the Carnegie Library Knoxville Branch.

Homes in Knoxville vary from Victorian-era beauties to more modern townhouses, apartments and row homes, but many have fallen into disrepair. This neighborhood is the perfect place for adventurous do-it-yourselfers looking to rehabilitate a lovely old home.


Families in Knoxville 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 Knoxville, 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 Knoxville enjoy these branches:
  • Knoxville Library
  • Mt. Washington Library
  • South Side Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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