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Mt. Oliver

South Pittsburgh

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Almost entirely residential, Mt. Oliver sits approximately three miles to the west of the Monongahela River on a hillcrest.

Not to be confused with the adjacent Borough of Mt. Oliver, which exists almost entirely independently of the city proper as a self-governing area, this small neighborhood of 600 has its own identity and character.

As a result of its small size, Mt. Oliver residents develop close ties with the surrounding neighborhoods' schools and businesses, such as Arlington, Carrick, and Mt. Oliver Borough. The neighborhood's residents also enjoy the security of a shared block watch group among these other adjacent communities.


Families in Mt. Oliver 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 Mt. Oliver, 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 Mt. Oliver 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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