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Sheraden is an affordable family neighborhood and the largest neighborhood in Pittsburgh's western region.

Many houses in Sheraden are known locally as "Pittsburgh Boxes," a cross between the wide, Prairie-style homes of the Midwest and the urban Victorians found in the east. Translated into layman's terms, it means that you can find a spacious, functional and affordable home with amenities like a large front porch and hardwood floors.

Sheraden Park, set in a wooded valley, is the focus for most of this neighborhood's recreational activities. The park houses a swimming pool, tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts and plenty of picnic and playground areas. Residents also enjoy a newly renovated library and community center, and senior center.

On a summer evening, the bleachers are full at the local Little League games, while younger neighbors populate the community's many playgrounds and tot lots. Langley High School is attended by many of the neighborhood's teens.

Convenient transit service is available from Sheraden to downtown Pittsburgh or the Pittsburgh International Airport.


Families in Sheraden 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 Sheraden, including:
  • Pittsburgh Westwood PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Schaeffer PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Classical Academy 6-8 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Langley 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 Sheraden enjoy these branches:
  • Sheraden Library
  • West End Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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