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|7/7/2012 Buying Here: Observatory Hill|
|3/15/2011 North Side groups start receiving community funds from casino|
|4/19/2010 Free martial arts classes return to Observatory Hill|
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Photo Credit: Robert Strovers/Artistic Pursuits
Observatory Hill, located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, boasts a tight-knit community of 14,000 residents, stately homes, a business district, historic Riverview Park, and the Allegheny Observatory. Beautiful mansions dating back to the 1800s line the streets and have been restored to their original splendor. The quaint business district also shows signs of restoration. Each spring, people from all around the area come to see these beautiful homes and businesses during the Observatory Hill Annual House Tour.
A diverse mix of long-time and new homeowners, of skilled and professional workers, of ethnic and racial backgrounds call Observatory Hill home. Residents are proud of their community and have worked together to grow and evolve through the efforts of neighbors and Observatory Hill, Inc., the local community-based organization.
Observatory Hill has much to offer its residents - spacious yet affordable housing; proximity to a large park complete with a swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking trails and bike paths; convenient shops; and close proximity to Downtown all make Observatory Hill an accessible and pleasant city neighborhood.
SchoolsFamilies in Observatory Hill 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 Observatory Hill, including:
- Pittsburgh Morrow PreK-5
- Pittsburgh Oliver 9-12
- Pittsburgh Perry Traditional Academy 9-12 Magnet
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 Observatory Hill enjoy these branches:
- Allegheny Library
- Woods Run Library
Observatory Hill Videos
|Historic Pittsburgh Home on Observatory Hill|
|Allegheny Observatory Documentary Excerpt|