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Bloomfield - Neighborhood of Pittsburgh


Bloomfield Neighborhood. Photo courtesy City of Pittsburgh
Often referred to as Pittsburgh's little Italy, Bloomfield was named for the many wild flowers that bloomed there years ago.


Bloomfield, located just east of Downtown Pittsburgh, is surrounded by the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Shadyside, Friendship, Garfield, Lawrenceville, and Oakland. Bloomfield is easily accessible via Liberty Avenue, Penn Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard.

Attractions & Recreation:

The Bloomfield neighborhood is home to one of Pittsburgh's largest, and most active, business districts along Liberty Avenue. Card shops, shoe stores, Italian restaurants, and groceries abound, attracting shoppers not only from nearby neighborhoods but from the entire Pittsburgh region.

Homes & Housing:

In the late 1800s, mill workers in nearby Lawrenceville constructed small row houses designed for single families and businesses in the style of their homeland. Today, well-maintained row homes along quaint, narrow streets characterize Bloomfield. Here homes are often passed down through families, and grandchildren usually live just a few blocks from grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Bloomfield residents are deeply rooted in the community and are proud of their recreational and youth programs.

Bloomfield is represented by Pittsburgh City Council District 7 and District 8.

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--Neighborhood description courtesy of the City of Pittsburgh. All rights reserved.

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