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West Pittsburgh

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Westwood is a small west end neighborhood, adjacent to the boroughs of Greentree and Crafton. This quiet and relaxed community is in close proximity to Downtown, yet it retains a suburban character.

Westwood is a mix of stately older homes and newer homes built within the last decade. Undeveloped land and wooded areas are still abundant, giving some parts of the neighborhood an almost rural character. Even though it is suburban in nature, urban amenities are offered, like the recreational complex which includes a swimming pool and tennis courts.

This quiet residential community boasts good schools and convenient shopping at the nearby Noble Manor commercial district and Parkway Center Mall.

Community festivals and clean-ups are common here, and everyone gets involved. Westwood is a family-oriented neighborhood, where kids play in the street and neighbors hold old-fashioned block parties. The residents enjoy their quiet oasis, just minutes from busy Downtown Pittsburgh.


Families in Westwood 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 Westwood, 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 Westwood enjoy these branches:
  • Sheraden Library
  • West End Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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