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Perry Hilltop

North Pittsburgh

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Perry Hilltop is a diverse, close-knit community, located on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Perry Hilltop features spectacular views of Downtown Pittsburgh and rows of architecturally interesting homes and buildings. Close to Interstate 279 and the Ohio River Boulevard (Route 65), residents are only minutes from downtown attractions and McKnight Road shopping.

Riverview Park is just minutes from the community. It features tennis courts, horse and bike trails, a ball field, picnic groves, a playground, swimming pool and the Allegheny Observatory. Riverview Park is noted for its superb original growth woodlands. These areas are home to at least 39 species of animals and birds. The Riverview Park woodlands have more miles of hiking trails than the other three Pittsburgh regional parks. Its most well known trail, the Cross Country Trail, is used consistently by several of the city's high school track and cross country teams for practice. In addition, Riverview Park has the only bridle trails in the City of Pittsburgh.

The Allegheny Observatory is Riverview Park's most unique and well known feature. This working observatory is part of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Astronomy. Tours of the Observatory are held several times a week during the months of April through October.

A small business district serves the Perry Hilltop neighborhood, while housing options like The Perry Point townhouses provide striking views of the city and North Shore development. Triangle Tech technical school, Reformed Presbyterian Home, The Pittsburgh Project, Mom's House and Pressley Ridge Work School attract people from across the region.


Families in Perry Hilltop 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 Perry Hilltop, including:
  • Pittsburgh Morrow PreK-5
  • Pittsburgh Oliver 9-12
  • Pittsburgh Perry Traditional Academy 9-12 Magnet
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 Perry Hilltop enjoy these branches:
  • Allegheny Library
  • Woods Run Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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