Select a neighborhood from our listing below.

Top 10 Neighborhoods Most Bikeable

If you’re the type of person that prefers two wheels to four, then you will appreciate these bike-friendly neighborhoods. Pittsburgh has almost 40 miles of bike and shared lanes throughout the city. Also, both of Pittsburgh’s inclines, the “T” light rail transit system, and most buses can accommodate bicycles. These neighborhoods lead the way.

Uptown
Uptowns great asset is its convenient location between Oakland and Downtown and linkages to the Hill District and South Side and major thoroughfares. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic through our corridors is welcomed and continues to flourish.
Point Breeze North
Flat, wide streets and close proximity to East Liberty, Shadyside, Regent Square and the East Busway make this neighborhood a cyclist’s dream!
Point Breeze
Point Breeze is located east of Downtown. Bikers can pedal their way through Oakland and into Downtown via Fifth Avenue, or take a shorter ride to the Martin Luther King East Busway for a fast trip into Downtown. The neighborhood is also convenient to the Squirrel Hill, Regent Square and Shadyside shopping districts.
Regent Square
Regent Square is a tree-lined neighborhood on the eastern edge of the City of Pittsburgh. Scenic Frick Park borders the western edge, with a beautiful park with a new dog park, bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, playground and soccer fields give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity.
Allegheny West
A short ride through flat, leafy neighborhood streets takes you to the North Shore trail, part of Pittsburgh’s more than 20 mile trail system. Those same streets also lead to Allegheny Commons Park, the National Aviary, the Warhol Museum, and across several bridges to Downtown.
Bloomfield
Bike lanes along Liberty Avenue make biking through Bloomfield both fun and safe.
Friendship
Flat(ish)streets make biking from Friendship to Downtown or the East End a snap.
Highland Park
Wooded trails and secluded greenery preserved in Highland Park make it an ideal getaway for cyclists. The Bud Harris Cycling Track, a half-mile oval loop along Washington Boulevard, is a one-of-a-kind attraction, drawing elite cyclists and beginners to its banked corners and slight hill.
Larimer
Larimer is conveniently located east of Downtown, and offers residents a choice of cultural and recreational amenities. The Pittsburgh Zoo, tennis courts, and ball fields and a playground are all within close proximity to the neighborhood.
Homewood
Homewood is flat and friendly for bikers. The City neighborhoods of East Liberty, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and Oakland can also be reached in a short bike ride.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods For Artists

Pittsburgh's natural beauty, philanthropic climate, and affordable living have drawn artists from across the globe. We have been consistently ranked among the Top 25 Cities in the United States for art and culture. Check out these top ten neighborhoods perfect for artists of all varieties.

Polish Hill
The scenic views, neighborly residents and affordable living space make Polish Hill the prime destination for those looking to pursue their creative talents.
Uptown
Location, location, location. Uptown is adjacent to The University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Downtown galleries, and provides affordable live/work space.
Hill District
Historically the Hill District has been the center for African American culture in Pittsburgh. Affordable space, proximity to Downtown and multiple universities make the Hill District a great destination to get your art on.
Lawrenceville
The annual Art All Night event, along with a wealth of locally-owned, unique businesses on Butler Street, promote a welcoming atmosphere for creatives of all varieties.
Bloomfield
Bloomfield's old-world charm and culinary delights make it the perfect muse for any aspiring artist.
Central Northside
Central Northside is within walking distance of all North Shore cultural attractions, unique galleries, and fine urban living. Artists of all kinds can find distinct spaces to renovate and call their own in this historic neighborhood.
Friendship
The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative in Friendship has seen their neighborhood transformed into a haven for designers, architects, glass workers and more. Live/work space and incentives for artists to purchase and renovate buildings have turned this community into the place to be for artists of all types.
Garfield
Quaint and affordable, this neighborhood offers the solitude necessary for creating a masterpiece, as well as the walkable conveniences of urban living.
Downtown
With numerous galleries, Point State Park University, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown is the place to showcase your creations.
Shadyside
Shadyside's blend of bohemian, urban-chic and long-time residents makes it a distinct melting pot, suitable for selling your fine art pieces.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Being Close to Everything

If you're always on the go and need to get to where you're going quickly and easily, then this top 10 is for you. These neighborhoods are walkable and have easy access to public transportation and major roadways. If you want to be close, there's no closer than this top 10!

Being Close to Everything/7/16

Strip District
The Strip District is the historic market district of Pittsburgh, adjacent to Downtown alongside the Allegheny River. Every neighborhood has its own unique vibe, but theres nothing like the Strip District anywhere else in town - or perhaps the entire world.
Downtown
Downtown is the heart of the city, connected to the region by all major highways, and serves as the hub for the Allegheny County public transit bus and light rail systems.
Oakland
Pittsburgh's two main east-west traffic arteries pass through Oakland, with bus stops on nearly every corner. Most Oaklanders get around by bus or by foot, lending a true "city" closeness and atmosphere to the neighborhood.
Allegheny Center
Allegheny Center offers a unique combination of convenience and quality of life attributes that cannot be found in office or residential settings within the congested downtown business district or in the outlying suburbs of Pittsburgh.
Manchester
Whether your mode of transit two feet, two wheels, or four wheels, Manchester is the place to be. Its an easy hike or bike to Allegheny Commons Park, the Childrens Museums, the National Aviary, the Carnegie Science Center, Heinz Field and PNC Park – and, you can hop on the “T” and be in Downtown in minutes! Route 65 and I-279 provide easy access to regional fun as well.
Hill District
Located between Downtown and Oakland, the Hill District is a collection of neighborhoods that is considered by many to be the cultural center of African-American life in Pittsburgh. The Hill is home to almost 17,000 people who walk, drive or ride the bus to Downtown or Oakland.
Uptown
The Uptown neighborhood, a 1.5-mile stretch between Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh, is an eclectic mix of old-time residents, university students, artists, high-tech startup entrepreneurs, human service non-profits, multi-generational wholesale companies, and pioneering families with a penchant for transforming communities.
Duquesne Heights
Duquesne Heights is located directly south of Downtown Pittsburgh, and is easily accessible via the Duquesne Incline. Adjacent to Mt. Washington, this affordable neighborhood boasts a wide range of parks, green spaces and recreational activities. If you stand on one of the many Grandview Avenue observation decks, you literally have the city at your feet. The Duquesne Incline gives quick access to Downtown (as well as a historic ride with a great view!), and access to I-376 is just down the hill.
Observatory Hill
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 and I-279 all make Observatory Hill an accessible and pleasant city neighborhood.
Beechview
The Broadway-Beechview Avenue ridge top forms the "spine" of the Beechview community. Nearly all of its commercial establishments and churches are located along this corridor. You can hop on the “T” and have quick and easy access to Station Square, Downtown, the North Shore, and, in the other direction, shopping and neighborhoods in the South Hills.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Black and Gold

Pittsburgh has sports culture all its own, and a love for all things black and gold – especially our teams! For more than 100 years, black and gold have symbolized Pittsburgh, just as the iconic steel mills of the past, and have evolved into a symbol of pride for Pittsburgh residents. If you bleed black and gold, you’ll feel right at home in these neighborhoods, where the colors fly year-round!

Mt. Oliver
Not to be confused with the adjacent Borough of Mt. Oliver, which exists almost entirely independently of the city proper as a self-governing area, this small neighborhood of 600 or so residents has its own identity and character. In this small, close-knit neighborhood, neighbors pride themselves on their seasonal decorations – especially ones that highlight the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins!
Summer Hill
Only in Pittsburgh can you find a neighborhood like Summer Hill, where spacious but affordable housing on wooded lots provide a sense of country living —all within a 10 minute drive of the sports, arts, cultural and commercial amenities in Downtown and the North Shore. Riverview Park - complete with a swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking trails, and a bike path - is nearby. This community continues to grow and evolve through the efforts of neighbors and local community-based organizations. Together, they have worked to preserve and rejuvenate the historic quality of the area.
Allegheny Center
A convenient, in-season home to many of Pittsburgh’s sports heroes, Allegheny Center offers a unique combination of convenience and quality of life attributes that cannot be found in office or residential settings within the congested downtown business district or in the outlying suburbs of Pittsburgh.
West End
West End is a quaint, welcoming, family neighborhood west of Downtown Pittsburgh. West End Village main street provides neighborhood conveniences as well as a number of high-end design and decorator havens. West End Park, with its historic gazebo and flower-strewn lawns shares a hilltop with Elliott’s Herschel Park, where active residents play baseball, soccer, or basketball. West End residents and businesses are just a short drive – or a not too distant-hike – across the West End Bridge to Heinz Field and PNC Park.
Strip District
The Strip District is the historic market district of Pittsburgh. A neighborhood doesn't get more authentic than this: long blocks of side-by-side stores with old wooden screen doors that still bang shut, hand-lettered signs on produce bays, and tantalizing smells of aged cheese, fresh roasted coffee or just-popped kettle corn. The Strip is also a mecca for Black and Gold enthusiasts, with several stores dedicated to selling Pittsburgh gear.
Marshall-Shadeland
Marshall-Shadeland is a residential neighborhood full of affordably-priced two-story frame and brick homes, occupied by a diverse group of residents. A small business district provides all of life's conveniences, with two financial institutions, a supermarket, cleaners, florist, pet care shop, corner stores, coffee shop, funeral home, liquor store and beer distributor, car parts store and various restaurants. As is the norm in Pittsburgh, an active neighborhood group – the Brightwood Civic Group – leads the way for neighbors.
Beltzhoover
Beltzhoover is located in the Hilltop area, south of Downtown. There are many wooded areas, nature trails and recreational amenities, like McKinley Park. Beltzhoover takes pride in having a touch of the past while creating a link for the future.
South Side Flats
South Side is a neighborhood offering variety like no other. While the area's past is filled with rich history, it has more recently been transformed into a new, modern, and exciting neighborhood. Our “Great American Main Street,” East Carson, is a great spot to find a welcoming venue to watch the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers on the big screen. It’s also a favorite location for celebrating victories after the game!
Knoxville
Knoxville enjoys convenient access to shopping along Brownsville Road, and amenities such as McKinley Park and the Carnegie Library Knoxville Branch. Homes in Knoxville vary from Victorian-era beauties to more modern townhouses, apartments and row homes. This neighborhood is known for its community celebrations, and its devotion to all things Pittsburgh.
Perry Hilltop
Perry Hilltop is a diverse, close-knit community, located on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Imagine watching the Steelers of Pirates on television and looking out the window to see the crowd cheering in the stadium. Or, if you have tickets to the big game, you can be home in 10 minutes. That’s what you’ll get in Perry Hilltop, which features spectacular views of Downtown Pittsburgh and rows of architecturally interesting homes and buildings.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Being Active

If a healthy or active lifestyle is what you’re after, then this is the list for you. Pittsburgh has nearly 30 miles of walking and bike trails completed or underway. If you enjoy the outdoors and being active, run, don’t walk to check out these top ten neighborhoods!

Shadyside
Walnut Street, Shadyside's prosperous commercial and entertainment core, offers a bustling atmosphere of boutiques, shops, lounges and restaurants designed to suit the discriminating tastes of both residents and visitors. Shadyside’s tree-lined streets are perfect for dog and people walking, running and biking. And with retail shops, museums, restaurants universities and houses of worship close by, you may just leave your car at home!
Oakland
Oakland, considered to be Pennsylvania's third largest "Downtown,"serves as the entrance to the charm and natural beauties of expansive Schenley Park, which has come to be Pittsburgh's civic park. Prestigious universities and museums, world class hospitals, grand architecture, quaint coffee shops, international cuisine and specialty shops create the hustle and bustle that is Oakland. Pittsburgh's two main east-west traffic arteries pass through Oakland, with bus stops on nearly every corner. Most Oaklanders get around by bus or by foot, lending a true "city" closeness and atmosphere to the neighborhood.
Squirrel Hill
Though a quintessential family neighborhood, Squirrel Hill is also home to many students - both graduates and undergraduates - of local universities. Squirrel Hill's leafy residential streets are an idyllic setting to raise a family, as its solid brick houses merge with Schenley Park to the west and Frick Park to the east. Business districts along Forbes and Murray provide all you’ll need in neighborhood services and more.
Friendship
Along with beautiful homes, Friendship features excellent access by public transportation and walking to other areas of the city. It has a community park, Baum Grove, and a state-of-the-art playground at Pittsburgh Montessori, the neighborhood's public school.
East Liberty
East Liberty is becoming the “it” neighborhood, especially for the tech crowd, thanks to Google establishing its headquarters there. Historic buildings are being rehabbed, like the ornate old Regent Theatre, renamed the Kelly-Strayhorn. New restaurants, including Paris 66 Bistro and Abay, and bars like the Shadow Lounge - a spot for hip hop and acoustic music - complement the array of ethnic eateries. The Penn Avenue business district has everything from footwear to automotive supplies. Walk, bike, drive - whatever you are looking for, you can find it in East Liberty.
Lawrenceville
Welcoming, walkable and weathered by a rich history, Lawrenceville is like a little village where artsy meets modern meets gritty meets quaint. The recreational opportunities of parks and the Allegheny River lend some green spaces to this otherwise urban area of the city.
Regent Square
The heart of Regent Square on South Braddock includes an area of village-like shops, including a high-end florist, coffee shop, salon, vintage dishware, designer resale, jewelry, The Regent Square Theater (featuring film, and digital media), bars and restaurants, a laundromat, dentists, doctors, and auto service - all within a two block area! A beautiful park with a new dog park, bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, playground and soccer fields give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity.
Strip District
The Strip District is the historic market district of Pittsburgh, adjacent to Downtown alongside the Allegheny River. Every neighborhood has its own unique vibe, but there's nothing like the Strip District anywhere else in town - or perhaps the entire world. The Strip is one of the biggest draws in Pittsburgh, with its ethnic grocers, street grills, sidewalk merchants and string of small shops. Spend the entire day walking up and down this neighborhood checking out the shops, sights, sounds and smells.
Greenfield
The hilly topography of Greenfield provides spectacular views of the Downtown skyline and adjacent Schenley Park. The Greenfield Avenue and Murray Avenue business districts are thriving in this area of Pittsburgh's East End, and the Greenfield neighborhood is within walking distance of Squirrel Hill's many shops and eateries.
Marshall-Shadeland
Marshall-Shadeland is a residential neighborhood full of affordably priced two-story frame and brick homes, occupied by a diverse group of residents. An active business district provides all of life's conveniences, with two financial institutions, a supermarket, cleaners, florist, pet care shop, corner stores, coffee shop, funeral home, liquor store and beer distributor, car parts store and various restaurants.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Corner Bar

Do you prefer to gather with friends at the local watering hole vs getting dressed to the nines for a night on the town? Would you prefer to walk rather than drive? Pittsburgh has a variety of neighborhoods with smaller business districts with the amenities locals crave.

South Side Flats
The South Side Flats was founded on the corner bar concept. When our mills were busy pumping out the world’s steel, corner bars provided a respite and gathering place for tired, thirsty workers. While the mills are long gone, the spirit of community (and corner bars) lives on.
Brookline
Brookline Boulevard provides several “corner” bar options. The annual “Because Your Mine, I Walk the Line” pub crawl will help you find your perfect Brookline hang out.
Bloomfield
Bloomfield’s business district along Liberty Avenue puts most of life’s necessities, and several luxuries, within an easy walk - there are many bars and restaurants, one supermarket and two Italian markets, plus tanning and hair salons, gifts and card shops, several gyms, a barber shop, and much more.
South Side Slopes
Explore the Slopes and you’ll find hidden places, spaces and (a few) bars at every turn. This close knit community is off the path of lively Carson Street but is in easy walking distance of all the revelry.
Mt. Oliver
As a result of its small size (only 600 residents), Mt. Oliver (City side) residents develop close ties with the surrounding neighborhoods' schools and businesses.
Highland Park
The quaint business district along Bryant Street provides residents and visitors with some of the best eating and drinking establishments in the ‘Burgh. Locals gather at the Park Brugge Café, Taza D’Oro coffee shop and Park Place Pub.
East Allegheny
East Ohio Street provides the neighborhood of East Allegheny with opportunities to socialize and relax.
New Homestead
The hard working residents of New Homestead gather at community parks, like Panorama Field and Revenue Parklet, as well as local watering holes.
Knoxville
Convenient access to Brownsville Road provides Knoxville with shopping, dining and entertainment amenities. McKinley Park and the Carnegie Library Knoxville Branch are also popular gathering places.
Carrick
Three discrete business districts along Brownsville Road provide many options for Carrick residents to shop, dine, be entertained and gather.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Diversity

Pittsburgh neighborhoods are like a melting pot of ethnicities, and rich in tradition. The City is growing more diverse each day. If new and interesting cultures are your bag, you’ll want to know more about this top ten.

Shadyside
Shadyside is located in the heart of Pittsburgh's East End. Since the 1920s a mix of affluent families, young professionals, artists, students, and apartment dwellers have settled in Shadyside.
Friendship
Friendship is a vibrant, diverse neighborhood in Pittsburgh's East End, located within a few miles of Downtown Pittsburgh, universities, world-class medical facilities, and thriving residential and commercial neighborhoods. Friendship is home to artists and craftspeople, as well as medical and educational professionals, and more.
Allegheny West
Historic Allegheny West is a lively, vibrant, and exciting place to live, just as it was a century ago when it was the "Gold Coast" of the cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny. Located north of downtown, this neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of businesses, residential housing and entertainment.
East Liberty
East Liberty’s diverse population can be attributed to its history, mix of housing opportunities and proximity to both major employment centers - Oakland and Downtown. The revitalizing neighborhood has diverse shopping, dining and entertainment options as well.
Duquesne Heights
Duquesne Heights offers perhaps the broadest range of housing opportunities of any Pittsburgh neighborhood. Duquesne Heights' population is a mix of single professionals, empty nesters, and families who have lived in the neighborhood for generations.
Allegheny Center
Allegheny Center offers a unique combination of convenience and quality of life attributes that cannot be found in office or residential settings within the congested downtown business district or in the outlying suburbs of Pittsburgh. It is home to many cultural institutions, such as the National Aviary, New Hazlett Theater, Carnegie Library, and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
Morningside
Morningside is one of Pittsburgh's best kept secrets. It remains a stable, prosperous community for its hard-working residents. The neighborhood has strong ethnic roots, with local churches playing an active role in community programs.
Point Breeze North
Point Breeze North remains as it was then: an area of distinctive and mixed historical styles, from Civil War rowhouses to 1920 villas and Victorian gingerbread homes. North Point Breeze has active residents who participate in block clubs and neighborhood associations for the overall advancement of their community.
Fineview
Fineview is a wonderful community that offers quaint, tucked away places, yards, and green space not expected in a neighborhood so close to Downtown. Fineview's hillside is under consideration to be one of Pittsburgh's newest greenways and plays host to an annual Step-a-Thon that challenges urban hikers to conquer many of neighborhood's public stairways.
Arlington
Arlington is a cozy area, with neighbors working together to improve the quality of life. Members of the Arlington community are vocal about issues concerning the rearing of children, the school system and their children's safety.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods The Environment

Rachel Carson taught Pittsburgh about the wonder and beauty of our natural world and the importance of its preservation. We have worked hard over time to create and save green spaces for the enjoyment of generations to come. These top ten neighborhoods provide the best of the natural world.

Oakland
Oakland serves as the entrance to the charm and natural beauties of expansive Schenley Park, Pittsburgh's civic park. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been inviting visitors to explore the beauty and mysteries of plants since 1893.
South Side Flats
Venture past East Carson Street and you'll find that the South Side Flats offer some of the best recreation in Pittsburgh. Hike, bike, or blade along a five-mile riverfront trail, or put your boat in the water at the South Side Riverfront Park public boat launch.
Regent Square
Scenic Frick Park borders the western edge of Regent Square, defining the physical character of the neighborhood and creating a strong sense of place. A beautiful park with a new dog park, bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, playground and soccer fields give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity.
Squirrel Hill
Though a quintessential family neighborhood, Squirrel Hill is also home to many students - both graduates and undergraduates - of local universities. Squirrel Hill's leafy residential streets are an idyllic setting to raise a family, as its solid brick houses merge with Schenley Park to the west and Frick Park to the east.
Shadyside
Shadyside is rich with culture, art and exceptionally friendly people. Whether it's going out for a run on a quiet street, or bumping into neighbors walking their dogs, the neighborhood is warm and welcoming.
East Liberty
Diverse selections of living opportunities are available in East Liberty, and range from apartments to townhomes to century-old Victorians. The neighborhood has reinvented itself in the hippest ways possible.
Strip District
For many city-dwellers the Strip is rapidly becoming a touchstone of hip urban living - where the ceilings are high, the windows are tall, and luxurious spaces can still be rented or purchased for a reasonable price.
Lawrenceville
Welcoming, walkable and weathered by a rich history, Lawrenceville is like a little village. The recreational opportunities of parks and the Allegheny River lend some green spaces to this otherwise urban area of the city.
Polish Hill
If you are seeking recreation, Polish Hill is also home to the West Penn Recreation Center, which offers basketball courts, weight rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and West Penn field - which boasts a skate board park complete with ramps and a bowl.
East Allegheny
Just across the river from Pittsburgh's Cultural District and next to the North Shore, you'll find Deutschtown, also known as East Allegheny. The area today not only remains traditional and historic, but is now also considered to be an eco-friendly, young, and developing area of the Northside.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Excitement

Are you someone who likes to be where the action is? Do you crave the hustle and bustle of City living? These neighborhoods have a lot to offer. Check out these top ten exciting neighborhoods.

South Side Flats
South Side is a neighborhood offering variety like no other. While the area's past is filled with rich history, it has more recently been transformed into a new, modern, and exciting neighborhood. Thinking about becoming part of the mix? Be assured you'll fit right in to this diverse community.
Strip District
The Strip is one of the biggest draws in Pittsburgh, with its ethnic grocers, street grills, sidewalk merchants and string of small shops. A neighborhood doesn't get more authentic than this: long blocks of side-by-side stores with old wooden screen doors that still bang shut, hand-lettered signs on produce bays, and tantalizing smells of aged cheese, fresh roasted coffee or just-popped kettle corn.
Oakland
The diverse population makes Oakland the eclectic neighborhood it is today. Prestigious universities and museums, world class hospitals, grand architecture, quaint coffee shops, international cuisine and specialty shops create the hustle and bustle that is Oakland. Long considered the cultural center of Pittsburgh, Oakland also houses the Carnegie Library Main Branch, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Music Hall, and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.
Downtown
Downtown Pittsburgh is known for its dramatically beautiful setting, surrounded by three rivers and steep bluffs. Our scenic rivers serve as the extended playground of Downtown, where residents can kayak, boat, hike, bike, rollerblade, run, and fish with the glittering skyline behind them. Also the center for culture, the Cultural District of Downtown boasts venues like Heinz Hall, Byham Theater, O'Reilly Theater, the Benedum Center and the Wood Street and SPACE Galleries, and serves as the home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Bloomfield
Centrally located, Bloomfield is only minutes away from several universities, as well as Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, new stadiums and new Convention Center. Its colorful mix of shops and restaurants attracts thousands of visitors from other city neighborhoods and the Pittsburgh region.
Lawrenceville
Busy Butler Street abounds with shopping, dining and entertainment venues. But there’s more to Lawrenceville than shopping and dining. From the break-o’ dawn to closing time, we’ve got everything you could ask for in a great city neighborhood.
Squirrel Hill
Restaurants and specialty shops line the business districts along Forbes and Murray. Visit any time any day of the week to be part of the bustling crowd. Many neighborhood services are also located here, including groceries, a drugstore, a hardware store, a newly renovated library branch and a neighborhood movie theater.
Shadyside
Walnut Street, Shadyside's prosperous commercial and entertainment core, offers a bustling atmosphere of boutiques, shops, lounges, and restaurants designed to suit the discriminating tastes of both residents and visitors. Walnut's prosperity has been so plentiful that it's spilled over to the Ellsworth Avenue and Highland Avenue business districts.
Central Northside
Residents of Central Northside don't need a car to access amenities such as the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center and more, in this walkable and exciting neighborhood.
Allegheny Center
Allegheny Center is home to many cultural institutions, such as the National Aviary, New Hazlett Theater, Carnegie Library, and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Allegheny Commons Park plays host to recreational and community activities.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Fashion

If everything about you says chic – your clothes, your lifestyle, your frame of mind – these neighborhoods are a perfect fit. Whether you’re into the hottest trends, or just love a mix of “historic meets quirky,” Pittsburgh has several welcoming neighborhoods that offer a variety of boutique shops and cultural amenities.

Lawrenceville
Creativity runs deep in our neighborhood culture, and locally made goods are strongly represented. In fact, you might just be buying your favorite new thing directly from the artist who created it. Lawrenceville is a charming mix of old and new, where the shabby and the shiny new exist side-by-side.
Shadyside
Walnut Street, Shadyside's prosperous commercial and entertainment core, offers a bustling atmosphere of boutiques, shops, lounges, and restaurants designed to suit the discriminating tastes of both residents and visitors.
Friendship
Friendship is home to several artists and craftspeople who live and work along the neighborhood's main street, Penn Avenue. Here you can find state-of-the-art dance and glass making facilities, as well as smaller art galleries and architecture and design firms.
Polish Hill
The scenic views, neighborly residents and affordable living space make Polish Hill the prime destination for those looking to pursue their creative talents.
South Side Flats
On and off East Carson Street, you'll find boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, theatre, and live music venues, all within easy walking distance. But that's just the upscale and chic side. You can also get a tattoo, dye your hair purple, and drink a yard in the South Side - a combination that makes for some of the best people watching around!
East Liberty
Historic buildings are being rehabbed, like the ornate old Regent Theatre, renamed the Kelly-Strayhorn. New restaurants, including Paris 66 Bistro and Abay, and bars like the Shadow Lounge - a spot for hip hop and acoustic music - complement the array of ethnic eateries. The Penn Avenue business district has everything from footwear to automotive supplies. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it in East Liberty.
Allegheny West
Historic Allegheny West - officially the smallest neighborhood in Pittsburgh - is a lively, vibrant, and exciting place to live. People are drawn to the neighborhood by the beautiful houses and churches, or because they are intrigued by the Victorian architecture.
Bloomfield
The business district along Liberty Avenue puts most of life’s necessities, and several luxuries, within an easy walk of Bloomfield residents: besides the two churches and West Penn Hospital, there are many bars and restaurants, one supermarket and two Italian markets, plus tanning and hair salons, gifts and card shops, several gyms, a barber shop, and much more.
Central Northside
Residents don't need a car to access amenities such as the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center and more, in this walkable and commuter-friendly neighborhood.
Garfield
Garfield offers its residents a choice of cultural and recreational amenities, as it is close to the Pittsburgh Zoo, tennis courts and ballfields, and local performance art venues along the adjacent business district of Penn Avenue. Diverse restaurants, shops, and non-profit organizations also line the avenue.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Walking

Pittsburgh’s hilly topography can often make for an intense stroll. But these ten neighborhoods make traveling by foot easy with flat(ish) streets, navigable cross walks and plenty of interesting things to see along the way.

Downtown
Downtown Pittsburgh is known for its dramatically beautiful setting, surrounded by three rivers and steep bluffs. Point State Park is the largest green space in Downtown, connecting the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. These scenic rivers serve as the extended playground of Downtown, where residents can kayak, boat, hike, bike, rollerblade, run, and fish with the glittering skyline behind them. Local organizations like Venture Outdoors connect residents and visitors alike with these types of outdoor recreational activities.
Regent Square
Regent Square is a tree-lined neighborhood on the eastern edge of the City of Pittsburgh. Scenic Frick Park borders the western edge, defining the physical character of the neighborhood and creating a strong sense of place. A beautiful park with a new dog park, bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, playground and soccer fields give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity. Quaint shops and restaurants are all within walking distance. Regent Square's attractive family homes, which sit along wide streets offer residents an array of architectural styles.
Strip District
The Strip is one of the biggest draws in Pittsburgh, with its ethnic grocers, street grills, sidewalk merchants and string of small shops. A neighborhood doesn't get more authentic than this: long blocks of side-by-side stores with old wooden screen doors that still bang shut, hand-lettered signs on produce bays, and tantalizing smells of aged cheese, fresh roasted coffee or just-popped kettle corn. Spend the entire day walking up and down this neighborhood checking out the shops, sights, sounds and smells.
Squirrel Hill
Squirrel Hill's leafy residential streets are an idyllic setting to raise a family, as its solid brick houses merge with Schenley Park to the west and Frick Park to the east. Aside from restaurants and specialty shops, many neighborhood services are located along the Forbes-Murray business district, including groceries, a drugstore, a hardware store, a newly renovated library branch and a neighborhood movie theater – all within walking distance.
Point Breeze
Point Breeze is an attractive neighborhood, with gracious homes set back along wide streets. More beautiful homes line the side streets, one of which is paved with the original wooden block. Point Breeze is home to the Henry Clay Frick mansion, the Frick Museum, and Frick Park. Residents are able to travel into Downtown or Wilkinsburg with ease by taking public transportation along the Martin Luther King East Busway.
West End
West End is a quaint family neighborhood west of Downtown Pittsburgh. This is a friendly, welcoming neighborhood where civic involvement to renovate homes, businesses and storefronts is top priority. West End Village main street provides neighborhood conveniences as well as a number of high-end design and decorator havens. West End Park, with its historic gazebo and flower-strewn lawns shares a hilltop with Herschel Park, where active residents play baseball, soccer, or basketball.
East Liberty
The transformation of East Liberty is one of the most exciting revitalization efforts happening in the City of Pittsburgh. Recent additions include Home Depot, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, Target, Bakery Square shops, Google’s headquarters and many new eateries. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it in East Liberty – and walk to it!
Point Breeze North
Point Breeze North is a neighborhood of distinctive and mixed historical styles, from Civil War row houses to 1920 villas and Victorian gingerbread homes. Westinghouse Park derived its name from the Westinghouse mansion that was in North Point Breeze since its beginnings.
Bon Air
Located south of Downtown, Bon Air affords its residents the benefits of residing in a "suburban" setting, as well as the benefits of all that the City of Pittsburgh provides - such as great public transportation and access to the “T” line. Civic pride is readily noticed as you walk down the tree-lined streets, where the view includes well maintained homes and landscaped yards. The neighborhood is a balanced mix of families, young professionals and senior citizens.
East Allegheny
Just across the river from Pittsburgh's Cultural District and next to the North Shore, you'll find Deutschtown, also known as East Allegheny.. Deutschtown offers great historic architecture alongside new town homes, and a scenic riverfront park, shopping, businesses, churches and recreation are all conveniently located within walking distance of this hip community.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Saving

Pittsburgh has been rated one of the top ten cities in which to invest, retire and raise a family. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, check out the top ten neighborhoods for keeping cash in your pocket.

Mount Washington
The neighborhood behind Grandview Avenue is just as grand. Historic homes mixed among new modern rehabs afford all of the amenities of this neighborhood at a price easy on your bank account.
Arlington
These affordable homes range from brick row houses to multi-story grand homes perched on the edge of the hill. The unique topography provides spectacular views of Downtown and Oakland, making Arlington a great buy.
Homewood
If you’re looking for the charm of an older home and are willing to put in some elbow grease to realize its beauty, Homewood has what you’re looking for. This neighborhood is undergoing its own renaissance one property at a time.
Beltzhoover
Many of the homes in Beltzhoover were built from 1850 – 1900 and are rich with stately details waiting to be uncovered. The “T” light rail line gives easy access to this budget-friendly neighborhood.
California-Kirkbride
The engaged citizens of Northside Coalition for Fair Housing are working to redevelop this community’s housing stock and create new homeownership opportunities. Cal-Kirk is an affordable alternative to the adjacent Central Northside neighborhood.
Perry Hilltop
The charming and quaint places that make up Perry Hilltop are pleasant on the eyes – and the wallet. Buy a home here and you’ll also become surprised by your bottom line!
Spring Garden
The homes and the atmosphere reflect the traditional values of the immigrants who settled here long ago. Some of the most eclectic architecture and decoration in the City may be found in the hillsides of Spring Garden.
Allentown
Settle in Allentown and not only will you get a great home, but you’ll get Grandview Park - with its playground, picnic areas, amphitheater, and vast wooded hillside spotted with trails - as your back yard.
Spring Hill-City View
All the neighborhood's amenities - like abundant greenery, diverse residents, and corner groceries - coupled with a glorious view of the Pittsburgh region make this bedroom community one of Pittsburgh's best-kept secrets!
Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar
One of Pittsburgh’s steepest neighborhoods, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar boasts views of Downtown, even though it is eight miles away.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Scenic Views

Pittsburgh boasts one of the most spectacular views in the nation from atop Mount Washington. Scenic views abound in our fair City. These ten neighborhoods showcase some of the best.

Mount Washington
Mount Washington was rated the second most scenic view in the United States by USA Today. One look and you’ll know why.
Elliott
From the West End Elliott Overlook you’ll get a breathtaking view of how our three rivers frame the City.
Downtown
Stand anywhere in Downtown and be inspired by architecture old and new, green hillsides dotted with housing, and the powerful vision of our three rivers. Point State Park offers one of the best vantage points.
Point Breeze
Beautifully maintained homes along tree-lined streets will quickly turn your run into a stroll through this gorgeous neighborhood.
Fineview
An aptly named neighborhood, this gem perched on the Northside offers many a fine view of Downtown and the West End.
Arlington
Surprising views through every corridor, Arlington provides clear site lines to both Downtown and Oakland.
Highland Park
Scenery abounds from the beautiful 500-acre Highland Park, meticulously maintained homes both large and small, and of course the stunning wildlife at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.
Troy Hill
Atop Rialto Street, one of the steepest in the City, Troy Hill provides spectacular views of Washington’s Landing (an island in the neighborhood), the Strip District and Downtown.
Summer Hill
This wooded Northside community provides scenic green hillside views and site lines to Downtown from nearly every corner of the neighborhood.
Observatory Hill
Named for the Allegheny Observatory located in Riverview Park, this neighborhood not only affords great views of the Pittsburgh skyline, but of the night sky as well.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Suburbs in the City

If sizable lots, affordable homes and quiet are what you’re after, then we’ve got neighborhoods for you too. Check out these top ten uniquely suburban but distinctively urban neighborhoods.

East Hills
Large spacious lots nestled into a wooded hillside make you forget you’re living in the middle of a bustling City.
Lincoln Place
Experience country living in the city at Lincoln Place, where it is not unusual to find flocks of wild turkey and deer roaming the greenways of this quiet but growing community. Well-kept homes with nice gardens line the streets, and neighbors often sit on their porches, while kids ridetheir bikes and play.
Swisshelm Park
Situated across the Parkway East from Regent Square in the valley, Swisshelm Park is full of suburban-style ranch and two-story brick homes. A tightly knit, family-oriented community, its residents are active in its many recreational and youth programs.
New Homestead
New Homestead is a family- and pet-friendly community where some families have lived for generations. It is convenient to both Downtown and the Waterfront shopping area, but provides the atmosphere of rural living in the city.
Overbrook
Bordered by the South Hills suburbs, Overbrook’s quiet tree-lined streets are dotted with affordable homes that provide a variety of architectural styles where you’re sure to find something to meet everyone's taste.
Banksville
With quick access to the Pittsburgh Airport, much of Banksville is surprisingly suburban in nature, with homes attractively set off by sweeping, manicured lawns and flower beds. This neighborhood is also home to two of the city's largest garden apartment complexes, Hyland Hills and Crane Village.
Fairywood
Located on the western edge of the city, Fairywood contains serene old homes tucked among the trees and hillsides, against the quiet backdrop of blue skies and the hush that only woodlands can create.
Bon Air
Located south of Downtown, Bon Air affords its residents the benefits of residing in a "suburban" setting, as well as the benefits of all that the City of Pittsburgh provides - such as great public transportation and access to the “T” line.
Westwood
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.
Esplen
Large frame houses abound in this affordable neighborhood, sitting proudly on the slopes above the river.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Trendy Spots

Hip shops, hot restaurants and happening night spots are found in this top ten. Whether you’re a hipster, a tripster or a mom with a minivan these trendy neighborhoods will keep you at the top of the guest list.

Regent Square
The heart of Regent Square on South Braddock is an area of village-like shops, including a high-end florist, coffee shop, salon, vintage dishware, designer resale, jewelry, The Regent Square Theater (featuring film, and digital media), bars and restaurants, a laundromat, dentists, doctors, and auto service - all within a two block area!
Squirrel Hill
Hip restaurants, bars and specialty shops, along with many neighborhood services are located along the Forbes-Murray business district, including groceries, a drugstore, a hardware store, a newly renovated library branch and a neighborhood movie theater.
Point Breeze
A quaint business district is anchored by the renowned Point Brugge Café. Get there early to get a table or sit at the bar and enjoy a selection from the wine list and the delicious Brugge Frites with basil mayonnaise. After a few visits you’ll feel like a local.
Friendship
Friendship is home to several artists and craftspeople who live and work along the neighborhood's main street, Penn Avenue. Here you can find state-of-the-art dance and glass making facilities, as well as smaller art galleries and architecture and design firms.
South Side Flats
On and off Carson St., you'll find boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, theatre, and live music venues, all within easy walking distance. But that's just the upscale and chic side. You can also get a tattoo, dye your hair purple, and drink a yard in the South Side - a combination that makes for some of the best people watching around!
Shadyside
Walnut Street, Shadyside's prosperous commercial and entertainment core, offers a bustling atmosphere of boutiques, shops, lounges, and restaurants designed to suit the discriminating tastes of both residents and visitors. Walnut's prosperity has been so plentiful that it's spilled over to the Ellsworth Avenue and Highland Avenue business districts.
Downtown
The delectable one-of-a-kind variety you crave is in Downtown. From casual classic diners to four-star restaurants, from large legendary retailers to tiny tucked-away boutiques, Downtown is the place to see and be seen!
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville is becoming known for its locally grown businesses, friendly community feel and creative vibe. The business district is home to independently owned shops, studios, and art galleries chocked full with one-of-kind finds. Here, you’ll meet proprietors who pay attention to your personal interests and help you score finds with lasting satisfaction.
East Liberty
East Liberty’s dramatic transformation is on-going and currently one of the hottest neighborhoods – especially for the tech crowd. New restaurants, including Paris 66 Bistro and Abay, and bars like the Shadow Lounge - a spot for hip hop and acoustic music - complement the array of ethnic eateries. The Penn Avenue business district has everything from footwear to automotive supplies. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it in East Liberty.
Mount Washington
Mt. Washington’s “restaurant row” on Grandview Avenue beside the Duquesne Incline boasts the best in fine and romantic dining while taking in one of the best views in the world.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Variety

Ah, variety, the spice of urban life. Whether it’s cultural heritage, socio-economic mix or actual spices you’re after, these top ten places provide plenty of urban variety.

Strip District
Arrive on a bustling Saturday and see why The Strip is one of the biggest draws in Pittsburgh, with its ethnic grocers, street grills, sidewalk merchants and string of small shops. A neighborhood doesn't get more authentic than this: long blocks of side-by-side stores with old wooden screen doors that still bang shut, hand-lettered signs on produce bays, and tantalizing smells of aged cheese, fresh roasted coffee or just-popped kettle corn.
Polish Hill
Polish Hill homes are a varied lot, including frame rowhouses, detached brick homes, suburban-style ranches, and brand new townhouses, all nestled into the hillside terrain of the neighborhood.
Central Northside
In the Central Northside you’ll find a mix of beautifully restored row homes, newly constructed townhomes, or places in need of some TLC. You’ll also find a variety of cultural amenities that will keep you busy while your car stays parked.
Allegheny West
People are drawn to Allegheny West by the beautiful houses and churches, or because they are intrigued by the Victorian architecture. Perhaps the ghosts of past residents - like Harry Thaw, Gertrude Stein, Mary Roberts Reinhart, the Carnegies, the Hornes and the Kaufmanns, the Jones and the Laughlins - lure some others. Quaint little shops and restaurants are popping up every day.
Garfield
Garfield is brimming with stately old "Pittsburgh Boxes," frame and brick row houses, as well as newly constructed homes. This neighborhood is filled with real old-fashioned neighborly neighbors, artists and first-time homebuyers alike.
Uptown
Tucked into quaint streets are 19th century row houses in a range of conditions–many vacant, some at risk for demolition, and others nicely rehabbed. Uptown is a neighborhood ripe for investment.
Fineview
Fineview is within walking distance from Downtown, the Strip District, the stadiums and the business district along East Ohio Street. Not only are the views breathtaking, the neighborhood is flush with City steps, perfect for the fitness or nature enthusiast.
East Allegheny
East Allegheny, also know as Deutschtown, offers great historic architecture alongside new townhomes. A scenic riverfront park, shopping, businesses, churches and recreation are all conveniently located within walking distance of this hip community.
Hazelwood
From small well-kept row houses near the river to larger, two-story brick homes on top of the hill, housing in Hazelwood is varied and affordable.
Troy Hill
With great views, six historical landmarks, three churches, community gathering places and close proximity to the Strip District, Downtown and Northside neighborhoods, Troy Hill offers residents the best in variety.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Parks and Playgrounds

Did you know that Pittsburgh has 2,887 acres of parks in the City? Year-round recreational activities, citywide events, and neighborhood festivals enhance the quality of life for the residents of Pittsburgh 365 days a year. Check out these top ten neighborhoods for play and relaxation.

Regent Square
Scenic Frick Park borders the western edge, defining the physical character of the neighborhood and creating a strong sense of place. A beautiful park with a new dog park, bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, playground and soccer fields give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity.
Point Breeze
Point Breeze is home to the Henry Clay Frick mansion, the Frick Museum, and Frick Park.
Squirrel Hill
Squirrel Hill's leafy residential streets are an idyllic setting to raise a family, as its solid brick houses merge with Schenley Park to the west and Frick Park to the east.
Brookline
Brookline boasts two city parks with playgrounds and recreation facilities, including the newly renovated Brookline Recreation Center and Moore Park Pool.
Greenfield
Adjacent to Schenley Park, Greenfield is home to the Magee Recreation Center which focuses activities on youth programs.
Morningside
Morningside has plenty of ball fields and playgrounds and is within walking distance of Highland Park and the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Highland Park
The neighborhood’s namesake, Highland Park, is a sprawling, 500-acre park with tennis courts, a public swimming pool, picnic areas and The Pittsburgh Zoo. The park's 100-year history has been preserved in its many historic monuments along with wooded trails and secluded greenery. The Super Playground, located within the park, is a community designed and built playground that sparks the imagination of children of all ages.
Elliott
Herschel Field in Elliot boasts the best concession stand in the City and the West End Elliot Overlook has some of the best views around.
Beechview
Recreational facilities in Beechview include two parks, four parklets, one of two public spray parks, a senior citizens center and a public library. The Seldom-Seen Greenway, one of the last undeveloped parcels of land in the City, can be explored by nature lovers.
Oakwood
This quiet and relaxed community houses recreation facilities and a newly renovated playground.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Performances and Museums

Pittsburgh has consistently been ranked among the Top 25 Cities in the U.S. for art and culture. These ten neighborhoods host the best venues and collections in the City.

Downtown
Downtown’s Cultural District is home to the City’s dynamic art and entertainment scene. Visitors have choices for live entertainment, contemporary music, modern dance, visual art and thought-provoking theater, as well as classical music, opera, ballet, popular musical theater, film, and more.
Oakland
The first museums built by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, house must see collections. Galleries like the Regina Miller Gallery and Frick Fine Arts Gallery showcase emerging talent from Pittsburgh’s universities.
Garfield
The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative was created to aid in the revitalization of this neighborhood through art and artists. First Friday’s Unblurred events showcase a variety of artwork and performances from the galleries and venues along Penn Avenue.
Allegheny Center
Allegheny Center is situated north of Downtown, and is home to many cultural institutions, such as the National Aviary, New Hazlett Theater, Carnegie Library, and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
Hill District
The Hill District has a rich cultural history. The Crawford Grill, still known for its outstanding jazz, once showcased music greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Lena Horne and George Benson, while the Hill House provides activities and entertainment for today's generation.
Duquesne Heights
The Duquesne Incline has provided a rapid rail transit service, between Downtown Pittsburgh and the neighborhood of Duquesne Heights, for commuters and tourists since 1877 and is still in operation today. The Upper Station has a viewing deck and small museum of Pittsburgh and cable car history.
Manchester
Manchester Craftsman’s Guild provides arts and music programs for both youth and adults alike. The MCG Jazz performance series, one of the oldest in the nation, headlines international Jazz masters.
Uptown
The world-renowned LEED-Gold CONSOL Energy Center serves as home ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins and plays host to a myriad of concerts and events including such acts as Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and the Ringling Brothers and Barnham and Bailey Circus.
East Liberty
Hip spots like the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, a community performance arts center and the Shadow Lounge, a hip-hop and acoustic music venue, offer original and eclectic programming year-round.
Homewood
The Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum hosts music and performance arts events.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Quaint and Quirky

Historic architecture, paper streets and artistic home renovations can all be found in these off- beat and curious places.

Manchester
Manchester is a catalogue of mid-to-late Victorian and eclectic architectural styles. Architecturally distinguished brownstone row homes sit side by side with newer, energy efficient houses adding to the character of the neighborhood. Contemporary art museum, the Mattress Factory, exhibits room-sized installations.
Central Northside
The Mexican War Streets section of the neighborhood is comprised of carefully restored rowhouses that reflect Greek revival doorways, Gothic turrets, stained glass, and Richardsonian stonework. Its streets were named after battles and soldiers of the 1846 Mexican War.
West End
Cosmopolitan but homey, historic but forward-thinking, near the city but away from its bustle, this quaint family neighborhood is nestled in the valley west of Downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny West
Officially the smallest neighborhood in Pittsburgh, this tiny historic place is as exciting as it was a century ago when it was the “Gold Coast” of the cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny. The famous “Millionaire’s Row” was the leading edge of a very distinctive collection of residences (from mansions to humble dwellings) and residents (from robber barons to their servants).
Mount Washington
The steep topography that creates the “Mount” makes this neighborhood ripe for quirky spaces and quaint streets. Over 1 million people, who are fascinated by historic and functioning inclines, breathtaking views of downtown Pittsburgh and the award-winning restaurants on Grandview Avenue, visit this neighborhood each year.
East Allegheny
Also known as Deutschtown, this historic neighborhood with German roots is friendly and welcoming. Visit neighbors at the farmers market, flea market or fall PumpkinFest.
Morningside
Born as a streetcar suburb and long known for its tight-knit Italian community, this narrow, quiet community has a small business district and great access to all East End neighborhoods.
Brighton Heights
The large, affordable homes in Brighton Heights offer an array of charming touches. Front porches that extend the width of the house suggest images of long, lazy summer evenings on wooden swings and friendly chats with neighbors.
South Side Slopes
Narrow, winding streets and a network of steps and paper streets (ie, streets that exist only on paper) connect this unique hillside garden community. Multi-unit row homes are being restored into single-family, ultra-contemporary living spaces with original architectural features incorporated into the design.
Arlington
This cozy hillside neighborhood has some great views of the Pittsburgh skyline. The Henry Kaufman Center is the hub of neighborhood activities, ranging from awards dinners to after-school reading, recreation programs and senior citizen programs. Arlington's residents are active and engaged in maintaining this tight-knit neighborhood.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Quiet and Relaxing

If the buzz of the City is too much to take all day, we’ve got the perfect places for respite and relaxation. Check out these top ten neighborhoods to quiet your mind and soul.

Greenfield
This family-oriented, hilly neighborhood offers spectacular views of the Downtown skyline and nearby Schenley Park.
Brookline
This quiet neighborhood has it all – from good housing to parks and playgrounds to neighborhood serving businesses. Brookline is great place for individuals and families who are seeking undiscovered value.
Elliott
Spectacular views, green space, and connection to its roots all create the relaxed environment of Elliott.
Bon Air
Bon Air’s tree-lined streets include well maintained homes and landscaped yards. This pleasant escape is a balanced mix of families, young professionals and senior citizens.
Morningside
Morningside’s two-story brick homes with old fashioned porches encourage long talks or quick chats with friends and neighbors. Children ride their bicycles in the gentle shade of the trees that line the sidewalks, and joggers have two-square miles of neighborhood to explore.
Swisshelm Park
This outdoorsy, pet-friendly neighborhood provides a scenic relaxed atmosphere adjacent to Frick Park.
Fineview
Fineview is a wonderful community that offers quaint, tucked away places, yards, and green space not expected in a neighborhood so close to Downtown.
New Homestead
New Homestead provides rural living in the city. Its tucked-away feel makes you forget that you are living in one of America's most vibrant metropolises.
Westwood
Undeveloped land and wooded areas are still abundant in Westwood, giving some parts of the neighborhood an almost rural character. Residents enjoy their quiet oasis, just minutes from busy Downtown Pittsburgh.
Banksville
Banksville residents are very family oriented, with much of the community activity focusing on youth programs and quiet and relaxed family fun.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods My Neighbors

Won’t you be my neighbor? These are neighborhoods are known for their hospitable nature. Block parties, pot-luck dinners and other get-to-know-you events can be found in these friendly neighborly communities.

Polish Hill
Polish Hill is a small, friendly neighborhood comfortably nestled on the steep hillside between the Hill District and the Strip District, just minutes east of Downtown. The front porches and doorsteps line quiet residential streets, welcoming frequent visits from neighbors.
Bloomfield
Bloomfield is known as Pittsburgh’s Little Italy, with Italian roots that go back five generations or more. German and Polish ancestries mix here too, all of which keep strong ethnic pride, customs and commitment to family part of this neighborhood.
South Side Slopes
Narrow, winding streets and a network of steps connect this unique hillside garden community. Neighbors help neighbors in true Pittsburgh fashion whether it’s shoveling snow, planting a community garden or carrying groceries, residents work together to make good things happen.
Elliott
Elliott is full of young families, who take full responsibility for, and advantage of, their local facilities. This community maintains a connection to its roots as well as a love for each neighbor.
Greenfield
Homebuyers can find a house in Greenfield to fit their needs, from Victorians to Pittsburgh boxes and post-World War II ranch homes. This is a friendly, welcoming community that bonds over spectacular views and recreational activities.
Brookline
Brookline has a strong core of youth activities, political activism, volunteer and religious organizations and community facilities that provide residents many opportunities to participate and work together.
Stanton Heights
Stanton Heights is a close-knit, family oriented neighborhood that appeals to those looking for a quiet and relaxed way of life. Quiet streets with little to no traffic provide great opportunities for neighbors to gather.
Troy Hill
Troy Hill is a destination, not a pass through to somewhere else. Residents live here for the solid relationships they are able build with each other and the true community spirit that lives here.
Overbrook
Affordable family homes dot quiet tree lined streets in Overbrook and provide young families with plenty of opportunities for communing at nearby Phillips and Brookline Parks, as well the Overbrook Center, baseball fields, schools and lots of green space.
Carrick
Houses in Carrick vary from Victorian era beauties to more modern townhouses, apartments and row homes, where all types of Pittsburghers - including young professionals, families, and elderly residents - call home. In fact, it's not unusual for several generations of one family to live on the same street in Carrick.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Nature

Pittsburgh has 2,887 acres of parks for residents to enjoy. These neighborhoods have wonderful parks and green space. Check out the top 10 neighborhoods for nature!

Mount Washington
Mt. Washington boasts active business districts and a wide range of parks, green spaces, and recreational activities, and is home to Emerald View Park , Pittsburgh's newest regional Park. At 257acres, Emerald View Park provides spectacular views, playing fields, playgrounds, lawns and trails. The Park's Master Trail Plan provides for up to 20 miles of trails for all skill levels.
Highland Park
The crown jewel of the neighborhood, Highland Park, is a sprawling, 500-acre park with tennis courts, a public swimming pool, and picnic areas. The park's 100-year history is still alive today in its many historic monuments, hand-crafted sculptures and ornate entryways. Also preserved are the wooded trails and secluded greenery that make Highland Park an ideal getaway for joggers, walkers, roller bladers, cyclists, picnickers and nature enthusiasts. The Super Playground, located within the park, is a community designed and built playground that sparks the imagination of children of all ages.
Brighton Heights
Explore nature in the nearby Riverview Park, one of Pittsburgh's great city outdoor recreation spaces. The 287-acre expanse, which is known for its hiking and equestrian trails, is also a haven for walkers and joggers. Other highlights include summertime concerts and movies, a swimming pool, ball fields, picnic shelters, and a "space age" playground located near the landmark Allegheny Observatory. The Observatory, located at the pinnacle of the park, is a University of Pittsburgh research facility open to the public by appointment.
Swisshelm Park
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.
Brookline
This quiet, family-friendly neighborhood is home to Brookline Park - a beautifully sculptured recreational area consisting of four ballfields, a swimming pool, a multi-purpose recreation building, outdoor basketball court, children's playground, picnic pavilion and much more.
Morningside
Morningside remains a stable, prosperous community for its hard-working residents. The neighborhood has strong ethnic roots, with local churches playing an active role in community programs. There are plenty of ball fields and playgrounds for children, and it is within walking distance of Highland Park and the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Stanton Heights
This close-knit, family-oriented and pet friendly neighborhood appeals to those looking for a quiet and relaxed way of life. With new homes, quiet streets and little traffic, you may just feel like you’re living in the suburbs. The neighborhood playground provides a play area as well as hockey, baseball and basketball courts.
Sheraden
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.
Hazelwood
From small well-kept row houses near the river to larger, two-story brick homes on top of the hill, housing in Hazelwood is varied and affordable. Parks and green space dot the landscape.
Spring Garden
Spring Garden is a close-knit Northside neighborhood. The homes and the atmosphere reflect the traditional values of the immigrants who settled here long ago. Some of the most eclectic architecture and decoration in the city may be found in the green hillsides of Spring Garden.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods History

Pittsburgh is a city rich in history. Its importance grew through colonial times and even more so after America’s independence. The City’s impact on the industrial revolution is unparalleled. If history is what you crave, explore these top ten neighborhoods.

South Side Flats
South Side Flats’ past is filled with rich history. Our “Great American Main Street,” East Carson Street, is a local and national historic district renowned for its 15 blocks of Victorian architecture, the longest contiguous stretch in the United States.
Downtown
Downtown Pittsburgh is the birth place of our City, literally at Fort Pitt. The neighborhood of Downtown started at Market Square which has served as a marketplace since it’s inception in the 1790s. It has since served as a safe passage for the Underground Railroad and continues to be a regional gathering place.
Mount Washington
High in the hills of Pittsburgh sits Mt. Washington, a neighborhood named for none other than George Washington himself, who was dispatched by the British army to survey the area during the French + Indian War. It was from his view from atop Mt. Washington that Washington discovered that the point of Pittsburgh (now Point State Park) was located on three rivers.
Manchester
A National Register Historic District, Manchester is a catalogue of mid-to-late Victorian, eclectic architectural styles. Residents in this area are working to restore the beautiful and often elegant homes that rest among the neighborhood's tree-lined streets.
Polish Hill
Polish Hill was settled by Polish immigrants in the late 1800s. In 1905, those same early settlers finished construction work on the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, a one-third replica of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Now a designated Pittsburgh landmark, the church remains the centerpiece of the neighborhood.
East Allegheny
The modern history of Deutschtown dates back to the 18th century. Proud of their roots, residents worked hard to receive historic designations to preserve the wonderful remnants of the local heritage, much of which was shaped by German immigrants
West End
The West End Village was founded in 1837 as Temperanceville and is home to three designated historic landmark buildings: the German (now Jerusalem Baptist) Church; the Carnegie Branch Library, the second in the Pittsburgh Carnegie system; and the Old Stone Tavern, which may pre-date the Fort Pitt Blockhouse as the oldest building west of the Alleghenies.
Duquesne Heights
This neighborhood's popularity as a place to live, along with its attraction for tourists, has grown rapidly since Pittsburgh's first Renaissance began. The "Point of View" statue of George Washington and Guyasuta, dedicated in October 2006, represents the famous meeting of the two leaders, and is a focal point for both the neighborhood and the region.
South Side Slopes
Many of the homes on the South Side Slopes were originally built for immigrant workers who flocked to the mills and factories at the turn of the century and are of a distinctive, vernacular Victorian style. The Slopes are rich in culture as many immigrants wanted to preserve their native cultures and languages; so they built numerous bars and churches, many of which still exist today.
Hill District
The Hill District is the historic cultural center of African American life in Pittsburgh. Historic nightspots like the New Granada Theatre, the Crawford Grill, the Hurricane Lounge, and the Savoy Ballroom helped put the Hill on the national Jazz circuit. Jazz giants such as Lena Horne, Billy Eckstein and Earl “Fatha” Hines all called the Hill District home. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson used his childhood neighborhood as the backdrop and center of life for his Broadway plays. His childhood home still stands today.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Pets

If you’re looking for a neighborhood that’s perfect for you - and your furry friend - then this top ten is for you!

Mount Washington
Mt. Washington offers a great variety of pet-walking experiences. Take your dog (or cat!) on a wilderness hike through the Emerald View Park’s hillside trails, enjoy a leisurely stroll along Grandview Avenue, or meet other pet-loving neighbors as you sit at a sidewalk café on Shiloh Street.
Greenfield
With Schenley Park practically in their backyard, Greenfield pets can get their exercise – with their humans – on trails and fields. For a longer hike, they can hop on the Eliza Furnace Trail, which connects to the Three Rivers Heritage trail system. Veterinary services are also right in the neighborhood, so Greenfield neighbors can keep their furry friends healthy AND trim!
Brookline
Quiet residential streets with sidewalks provide great walking routes for Brookliners and their pets. Families can stroll with their four-legged buddies on Brookline Boulevard, meeting neighbors, having coffee, or grabbing a taco in front of the local Latin supermarcado.
Fineview
Winding streets, great views and lots of city steps make Fineview an awesome place for neighbors and their pets to stay in shape! And, nearby Allegheny Commons Park has a popular off-leash area for running and socializing.
Brighton Heights
Brighton Heights has a lot to offer pets and their human families. Quiet streets with sidewalks and ample backyards provide everyday exercise options, while nearby Riverview Park offers an off-leash area as well as an extensive network of hiking trails.
Beechview
Broadway Avenue – Beechview’s main thoroughfare – provides a great venue for pet-walking and neighbor-meeting. Wide sidewalks, neighborhood parklets, and a community coffeehouse allow Beechview pets and their owners to exercise and socialize at the same time.
Westwood
Westwood’s winding streets with sidewalks are great for daily dog-walks. And, suburban-style homes with larger yards provide ample space for running and playing.
Oakwood
This small, close-knit neighborhood offers pets and their humans tree-lined streets for walking, and a small parklet for meeting-and-greeting. And, for busy families who want their pets to have some extra social time, popular doggie day-care options are nearby.
Overbrook
Homes in Overbrook have lots of yard space for pets and their families to run and play. And, nearby Phillips Park has trails and playgrounds as well.
Squirrel Hill
Plan a puppy play-date at the off-leash area in upper Frick Park, take a run through miles of wooded trails, or stroll along the Forbes and Murray avenue business districts. Squirrel Hill is a pet paradise!

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Nightlife

Pittsburgh has a variety of activities and places perfect for you night owls. If you are looking for spots that are happening at twilight, these ten neighborhoods are for you.

Downtown
The center for culture, the Cultural District of Downtown boasts venues like Heinz Hall, Byham Theater, O'Reilly Theater, the Benedum Center and the Wood Street and SPACE Galleries, and serves as the home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Downtown is also easily accessible by foot from Uptown's Mellon Arena and the North Shore's sports stadiums Heinz Field and PNC Park, as well as the Rivers Casino, South Side's Station Square and the Strip District - providing ample opportunities for night time entertainment.
Strip District
Every neighborhood has its own unique vibe, but there's nothing like the Strip District anywhere else in town - or perhaps the entire world. Once the sole home of wholesalers working out of massive brick warehouses, today the Strip is still functional but also fun and funky, a blend of old and new that is as much known for its nightlife as its merchants and fabulous food.
Oakland
The diverse population makes Oakland the eclectic neighborhood it is today. If it's shopping and dining you're after, be sure to cruise the Craig Street business district. Once the sun goes down, grab your favorite beverage in one of Oakland's many hotspots, or a hotdog and a mound of French fries at The Original Hotdog Shop on Forbes Avenue.
South Side Flats
South Side is a neighborhood offering variety like no other. On and off Carson, you'll find boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, theatre, and live music venues, all within easy walking distance. But that's just the upscale and chic side. You can also get a tattoo, dye your hair purple, and drink a yard in the South Side - a combination that makes for some of the best people watching around!
Shadyside
Walnut Street, Shadyside's prosperous commercial and entertainment core, offers a bustling atmosphere of boutiques, shops, lounges, and restaurants designed to suit the discriminating tastes of both residents and visitors. Walnut's prosperity has been so plentiful that it's spilled over to the Ellsworth Avenue and Highland Avenue business districts.
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville dining offerings are diverse, but the vibe is consistent: never stuffy, always sociable--whether you need a spot for ladies-who-lunch, a kid-friendly place for casual dinner, or a cozy table-for-two. And when you’re in need of a nightcap or live music, drop into one of Lawrenceville’s hip bars or traditional taverns.
Central Northside
Central Northside residents don't need a car to access amenities such as the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center and more, in this walkable and commuter-friendly neighborhood.
Bloomfield
The business district along Liberty Avenue is a buzz anytime of day. Many bars and restaurants serve Italian cuisine, although the neighborhood does feature noted Polish, Thai and Chinese restaurants as well.
Garfield
The arts and business district of Penn Avenue offers diverse restaurants and shops. "Unblurred" events on the First Friday of every month highlight all the buzz of the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative.
Duquesne Heights
“Restaurant Row” along Grandview Avenue is home to some of the most upscale dining establishments in the ‘Burgh. Duquesne Heights is the perfect neighborhood for that special occasion, great romantic date or the perfect first impression.

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Organic Lifestyles

Pittsburgh has been consistently ranked as one of the greenest cities in the U.S., a ranking our neighborhoods take seriously. Check out these top ten neighborhoods that support the sustainable lifestyle.

Friendship
Full of earth-friendly residents, businesses (TreeVitalize, Quiet Storm, Sprout Fund), developments (The Glass Lofts, Penn Fairmont) and events (Friendship Folk and Flower Festival), it doesn’t get much greener than Friendship.
Regent Square
This tiny tree-lined neighborhood boarders Frick Park. A new dog park, bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, playground, and soccer fields give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity.
Squirrel Hill
Squirrel Hill is the quintessential main street neighborhood - just about everything you need is within walking distance. And with great public transit for the rest, you may just find your need for a car obsolete.
Highland Park
The neighborhood’s namesake, Highland Park, is a sprawling, 500-acre park with tennis courts, a public swimming pool, picnic areas and The Pittsburgh Zoo. The park's 100-year history has been preserved in its many historic monuments along with wooded trails and secluded greenery.
Point Breeze
This attractive tree-lined neighborhood is one of the City’s flattest as far as topography goes, making it an easy walk to the business districts of Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Regent Square and East Liberty.
Hazelwood
An ethnically-diverse neighborhood, Hazelwood has plenty of green space available for the up- and-coming urban farmer looking to grow his or her own food, or even raise chickens.
Observatory Hill
Observatory Hill’s proximity to Riverview Park (complete with a swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking trails and bike paths) and Downtown make it an accessible and green City neighborhood.
Sheraden
Set in a wooded valley, Sheraden is known for the many recreational activities available. Convenient transit service to Downtown or the Pittsburgh International Airport make Sheraden an easy commute in either direction.
Polish Hill
Polish Hill has been home to numerous generations of the same families. Many of today's residents are the great, great grandchildren of the original settlers – the ultimate in green and re-use. Regular neighborhood redd-ups and green-ups, hosted by volunteers, keep this gem sparkling.
Allegheny Center
Situated north of Downtown and around a four-square park, Allegheny Center is home to cultural amenities as well as recreational opportunities. And let’s not forget the walkable commute to work!

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods Volunteering

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the numerous non-profit organizations across town, the Mayor’s ServePGH initiative and general neighborhood stewardship. Are you someone who likes to give back to society? Then you’ll feel right at home in these ten places that have best created a neighborhood culture of volunteerism.

Central Northside
Central Northside is a diverse community of old and new residents. It is centrally located just north of Downtown, and is surrounded by many of Pittsburgh's entertainment and cultural facilities. Residents take pride in their community. Many belong to community groups like the Central Northside Neighborhood Council. Additional volunteering opportunities are available through the Mayor’s ServePGH initiative and Pittsburgh Cares.
Point Breeze
Point Breeze is an attractive neighborhood, with gracious homes set back along wide streets. More beautiful homes line the side streets, one of which is paved with the original wooden block. Point Breeze has active residents who participate in block clubs and neighborhood associations for the overall advancement of their community.
Polish Hill
Polish Hill is a close-knit neighborhood. Neighbors are a mix of descendents of the original families, and active newcomers who have discovered this little jewel. Civic engagement has a long tradition here. The Polish Hill Civic Association, which was founded in 1969, sponsors monthly beautification days, flea markets, get togethers at the local coffee shop and an annual arts festival.
Point Breeze North
Point Breeze North remains as it was: an area of distinctive and mixed historical styles, from Civil War row houses to 1920 villas and Victorian gingerbread homes. North Point Breeze has active residents who participate in block clubs and neighborhood associations for the overall advancement of their community.
Bloomfield
Bloomfield is known as Pittsburgh’s Little Italy, with Italian roots that go back five generations or more. The historic mix also includes German and Polish ancestries, all of which have strong ethnic pride, customs and commitment to family and neighborhood. Through the three local churches and several community organizations, neighbors help with festivals, youth programs, parades, block watches and neighborhood clean ups.
Hill District
The Hill District is a collection of neighborhoods that is considered by many to be the cultural center of African-American life in Pittsburgh. The neighborhood has a rich cultural history. Hill District neighbors have a strong sense of community and history. They work through their churches and community organizations to generate pride and new development in their neighborhoods.
Allegheny West
Historic Allegheny West - officially the smallest neighborhood in Pittsburgh - is a lively, vibrant, and exciting place to live, just as it was a century ago when it was the "Gold Coast" of the cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny. Today, residents belong to the Allegheny West Civic Council, which brings neighbors together in a host of activities, including their nationally famous annual Christmas house tour in December.
East Allegheny
Also known as Historic Deutschtown, this neighborhood dates back to the 18th century. Proud of their roots, residents worked hard to receive historic designations to preserve the wonderful remnants of the local heritage, much of which was shaped by German immigrants. The East Allegheny Community Council offers countless opportunities to engage their neighborhood. Whether it be volunteering for community events or planning the future of the neighborhood, East Allegheny has just what you need.
South Side Slopes
Many of the homes on the Slopes, originally built for immigrant workers who flocked to the mills and factories at the turn of the century, are of a distinctive, vernacular Victorian style. With the closing of the steel mills and economic hard times, the Slopes neighborhood was neglected. Over the past few years, there has been a renewed interest in this community. Efforts are lead by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association. Among its full calendar of activities, the SSSNA organizes the annual South Side Step Trek, a tour that takes advantage of the many sets of city steps that traverse this hillside neighborhood.
Duquesne Heights
Duquesne Heights is located directly south of Downtown Pittsburgh, and is easily accessible via the Duquesne Incline. This neighborhood's popularity as a place to live, along with its attraction for tourists, has grown rapidly since Pittsburgh's first Renaissance began. Residents of Duquesne Heights typically join the Mt. Washington CDC, the local athletic association, or one of many local churches to find volunteer opportunities. There are a variety of options from community clean ups to park plantings to block watches and much more!

Back to Top of Page

Top 10 Neighborhoods New and Modern

If you’re on the cutting edge of fashion, technology or the latest trends, then these neighborhoods were designed with you in mind.

Downtown
The New York Times called Downtown "a cool--dare we say hip—city." Residential opportunities from luxury or loft style condominiums to high-end or market rate rental units have all been recently developed in the midst of this traditional business center. Public space renovations - Point State Park, riverfront trails, Market Square – provide fresh new spaces to see and be seen. A cool new restaurant scene and an emerging night life make Downtown Pittsburgh the place to be.
Shadyside
Bustling Shadyside posts apartment and condominium buildings full of hardwood floors and old-fashioned architectural character alongside new, modern homes - all of which are woven together on the shady, tree-lined streets, creating a beautiful neighborhood tapestry. The Walnut, Ellsworth and Highland business district combine high-tech retail with neighborhood charm.
Friendship
An influx of artists and creatives has influenced the renovation of this trendy east end neighborhood. Large single-family homes have been preserved using the latest in sustainable building materials. Newly constructed homes and condos are boldly designed modern architectural pieces. The Penn Avenue Arts District on Friendship’s northern boasts some of the region’s most innovative galleries and art installations.
Manchester
A National Register Historic District, Manchester is a catalogue of mid-to-late Victorian, eclectic architectural styles. Architecturally distinguished and recently renovated brownstone row homes sit side by side with newer, energy efficient houses adding to the character of the neighborhood.
Central Northside
In the last few years, Central Northside has undergone a complete transformation. New townhomes along Federal Street, complete home renovations scattered throughout the neighborhood, and the redevelopment of the Garden Theater block make this neighborhood as new and modern as it gets.
Allegheny West
Historic Allegheny West fits right in to today’s walking and biking culture. Officially the smallest neighborhood in Pittsburgh this is a lively, vibrant, and exciting place to live, just as it was a century ago when it was the "Gold Coast" of the cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny. Neighbors can walk to nearby museums, as well as PNC Park and Heinz Field for sporting events and concerts. The North Shore bike trail is just a few blocks away, and Downtown Pittsburgh is within a 15 minute walk. Located north of downtown, this neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of businesses, residential housing and entertainment.
Lawrenceville
A large, historic neighborhood close to Downtown, Lawrenceville is becoming known for its locally grown businesses, friendly community feel and creative vibe. Whether you're talking to a Lawrenceville lifer or a neighborhood newcomer, you'll find that people can barely contain their enthusiasm for this place.
Garfield
Garfield is brimming with stately old "Pittsburgh Boxes," frame and brick rowhomes, and new homes in Mossfield Court. The neighborhood's residents are served by active community groups that provide youth programming, rehabilitate houses and address issues that affect the quality of life in Garfield. The Penn Avenue Arts District, the neighborhood main street, is bursting with new businesses and attractions such as the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Dance Alloy and Unblurred, a monthly celebration of the neighborhood’s cool and innovative galleries and art installations.
Uptown
Today the Uptown neighborhood, a 1.5-mile stretch between Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh, is an eclectic mix of old-time residents, university students, artists, high-tech startup entrepreneurs, human service non-profits, multi-generational wholesale companies, and pioneering families with a penchant for transforming communities. Development proposals are piling up -- new restaurants in the Consol Energy Center, a residential "portal" project near the Birmingham Bridge, condos in the Fifth Avenue High School, renovation of a Fifth Avenue warehouse into apartments. Projects in the works include the URA's housing development on Dinwiddie Street between Centre and Fifth avenues.
West End
West End is a quaint family neighborhood west of Downtown Pittsburgh. This is a friendly, welcoming neighborhood where civic involvement to renovate homes, businesses and storefronts is top priority. West End Village’s main street provides neighborhood conveniences as well as a number of high-end design and decorator havens. Only two miles from Downtown and less than a mile from the North Shore, home of Heinz Field, the Rivers Casino, and the Carnegie Science Center, West End Village looks in fact like an intimate village than a city neighborhood. It's an emerging design community, with businesses ranging from antiques, to florists, to home design and improvement. Over 150 businesses call West End Village home.

Back to Top of Page

 
Find Your Match | Neighborhoods | Resident Programs | News & Events | Resource Links | Top 10 | The Pigeon Knows | 
Why Pittsburgh? | Contact Us | Become a Neighborhood Ambassador | Did We Miss Something?

© 2010 All Rights Reserved URA of Pittsburgh | Site Design by FSC Marketing Communications