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Swisshelm Park

East Pittsburgh

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Situated across the Parkway East from Regent Square, Swisshelm Park is often mistaken for a suburban neighborhood.

Swisshelm Park is full of suburban-style ranch and two-story brick homes. It is also a tightly knit, family-oriented community. Its residents are active in its many recreational and youth programs.

This outdoorsy, pet-friendly neighborhood provides a scenic relaxed atmosphere adjacent to Frick Park. Recreational facilities such as the Sarah Jackson Black Community Center and Swisshelm Park Parklet appeal to many in the neighborhood.

Convenient shopping opportunities are nearby in the Squirrel Hill shopping district and Edgewood Town Center.


Families in Swisshelm Park 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 Swisshelm Park, including:
  • Pittsburgh Greenfield K-8
  • Pittsburgh Colfax K-8
  • Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-8
  • Pittsburgh Linden International Studies K-5 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Sterrett Classical Academy 6-8 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Allderdice 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 Swisshelm Park enjoy these branches:
  • Squirrel Hill Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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