Map & Community
Pittsburgh is a city of about 350,000 located in southwestern Pennsylvania, and is situated where the Monongahala and Allegheny Rivers meet to form the Ohio. It is made up of a hodge-podge of unique neighborhood "pockets" with diverse ethnic and architectural heritage, and a rich history and unusual array of cultural treasures
Pittsburgh remains a well-kept secret with the unique combination of bridges, steep hills, and broad rivers that makes it one of the most naturally scenic cities in the country.
Neighborhoods around Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh: Bounded by the Monongahela River and Allegheny River, the “Golden Triangle” or Central Business District is home to Pittsburgh Central Downtown Historic District, Point State Park, the Cultural District, Fifth & Forbes Corridor, Grant Street, and the Firstside Neighborhood. There are numerous skyscrapers which house many businesses, major hotels, parks and plazas, educational facilities, and residential areas.
Squirrel Hill: This walkable and bike friendly community in the East End of Pittsburgh, is bordered by Shadyside, Point Breeze, Greenfield, Regent Square, and Oakland. Conveniently located, a short drive to the Downtown area will only take about 10 minutes.
There is something for everyone in Squirrel Hill. Businesses include the Jewish Community Center, ethnic restaurants, chic boutiques and upscale shops, spas, ice cream parlors, taverns, delis, bakeries, movie theatres, and a bowling alley. There are also street festivals and a Farmer’s Market.
Frick Park, which borders Squirrel Hill on the East, offers tennis courts, baseball fields, the Blue Slide Park for the children, extensive trails for the hiking enthusiast, Frick Environmental Center, and a lawn bowling green. Offering an escape from the City, Schenley Park on the West end of Squirrel Hill offers 456 acres of trails and woodlands. There you can find Phipps Conservatory, Flagstaff Hill, the Bob O’Connor Golf Course, and the Schenley Oval Sportsplex for ice skating. It is also host to the Vintage Grand Prix and the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. Several smaller parks are available for families with children in Squirrel Hill.
Squirrel Hill is home to the Colfax School District and Taylor Allderdice High School. There are a variety of private schools and institutes of higher learning, as well: Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh, Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, Community Day School, St. Edmund’s Academy, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chatham University.
Bloomfield: Also known as Little Italy lies only 3 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and provides all of the amenities of a vibrant and diverse community.
Edgewood: This tree-lined residential community is located 7 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and lies next to Regent Square and Frick Park. Edgewood is home to the volunteer Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Edgewood Towne Center, the C.C. Mellor Memorial Library, and the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
Friendship Park: One of the residential neighborhoods in the East End, it is known for its Victorian houses and convenience to West Penn Hospital and the new Children’s Hospital.
Greenfield: Part of Pittsburgh’s 15th Ward, Greenfield is adjacent to Oakland and Schenley Park to the North, and Squirrel Hill to the East. A short drive, Greenfield is about 4 miles east of the city center. This residential neighborhood has two modest business districts on Murray and Greenfield Avenues plus basketball courts, hockey rinks, soccer fields and a community swimming pool. Greenfield is home to 7 churches and a synagogue. Three elementary schools are available for families: Greenfield School, Saint Rosalia Academy, and Minadeo Elementary.
Highland Park: Fully encompassing Highland Park, this historic district lies in the northeastern part of Pittsburgh. With a small business district on Bryant Street, you can find many restaurants, a bakery, and automobile repair shops. Highland Park is also home to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Lawrenceville: A large neighborhood on the Allegheny River, is one of the exciting new revitalized areas. With convenient access to downtown Pittsburgh, the area has blossomed with art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
Mexican War Streets: Dating from around the time of the Mexican-American War, this historic district lies in the heart of the Central Northside area of Pittsburgh. It is filled with beautiful Victorian row houses, tree-lined streets, and community gardens.
Mt. Washington: Overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline atop a steep hill, Mt. Washington is also known for being the home to the world’s oldest continuous inclines, the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines. There you will find upscale restaurants and Chatham Village, a world renown planned community.
North Shore and North Side: Located along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, the North Shore is home to Heinz Field, PNC Park, several museums, and many attractions.
Oakland: As Pennsylvania’s third largest “Downtown”, Oakland is considered the academic and healthcare center of Pittsburgh. As a cultural center, you will find an abundance of museums and galleries, restaurants, churches, hospitals, theatres and music halls, libraries, parks, gardens, sculptures and memorials. It is home to many universities, including Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pittsburgh with its historic landmark, The Cathedral of Learning which in addition to classrooms and administration features 30 Nationality Rooms.
Point Breeze: Located near Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and Regent Square, Point Breeze is about 7 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This mostly residential neighborhood is home to the Frick Art & Historical Center, the Henry Clay Frick Mansion, the Frick Museum, and Frick Park. Point Breeze is part of the Pittsburgh Public School Distrct.
Regent Square: Located in the East End of Pittsburgh, this tree-lined neighborhood sits on either side of Braddock Avenue between I-376 and Forbes Avenue. Regent Square is home to many restaurants, unique shops, and great places to get beer. Frick Park is nearby as well.
Shadyside: Located in the East End of Pittsburgh, Shadyside is near Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Bloomfield, and East Liberty. Shadyside is home to Shadyside Hospital, which is part of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Chatham University, and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Shadyside truly has something for everyone with multiple ethnic restaurants, upscale shops, coffee shops, nice bars, a wine and liquor store, national retail stores, and a Japanese market.
Soho: Soho, also known as Uptown or the Bluff, is home to Mercy Hospital and Duquesne University.
South Side: Across from Downtown Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River, offers boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, live music and much more within a designated Historic District.
Stanton Heights: Located east of Downtown and with convenient access to Highland Park, Liberty Avenue, and the Butler Street shopping districts, Stanton Heights is a quiet residential neighborhood.
Strip District: Bordered by the Allegheny River to the North and Liberty Avenue to the South, the Strip District is convenient to downtown Pittsburgh. Historically an industrial neighborhood, a recent revival in the area brought many new businesses. You will find international and specialty grocery stores, a variety of specialty restaurants featuring international cuisine and street food, wineries, distilleries, coffee and tea shops, a number of specialty stores and shops, and the Heinz History Center.