Observatory Hill, located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, is a tight-knit community with stately, restored homes, a cute business district and historic Riverview Park. Named for beautiful Allegheny Observatory, which sits high atop a hill in Riverview Park, the Observatory Hill neighborhood is home for nearly 14,000 residents. Observatory Hill was originally part of Allegheny City and was home to some of the city's wealthy business owners and industrialists.
Observatory Hill is a neighborhood at the northern edge of Pittsburgh's North Side, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Northview Heights and Summer Hill.
Attractions & Recreation:
The Observatory Hill includes part of historic Riverview Park which offers a swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking trails, and a bike path. Convenient shops and easy access to Downtown Pittsburgh make Observatory Hill an accessible, fun city neighborhood. Each spring, people from all over Pittsburgh come to see the beautifully restored homes and businesses of Observatory Hill during the Observatory Hill Annual House Tour.
Homes & Housing:
Observatory Hill is an older neighborhood where stately, restored homes on wooded lots provide a sense of country living in a unique city neighborhood. It's popular for its affordable city housing with great views. Many of the homes date back to the 1800s, including a number of huge historic mansions on what is commonly referred to as "Judge's Row" on Perrysville Avenue. New neigborhoods are going up in Observatory Hill as well for those who want a new house in an old neighborhood.
Residents of Observatory Hill are proud of the variety within their neighborhood. They boast a diverse mix of long-time and new homeowners, skilled and professional workers, numerous ethnic and racial backgrounds. Together, they have worked to preserve and rejuvenate the historic quality of the area.
Observatory Hill is represented by Pittsburgh City Council District 1.