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Pittsburgh Neighborhoods & Communities


Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods and communities. Whether you're new to Pittsburgh or have lived here all your life, it is unlikely that you've explored them all. Learn your way around the 'Burgh and its many neighborhoods with this guide to events, housing, activities, parks, schools and community life - neighborhood by neighborhood.
  1. New to Pittsburgh?
  2. Downtown Pittsburgh
  3. Strip District & Lawrenceville
  4. North Side & North Shore
  5. South Side & Station Square
  6. Mt. Washington
  1. East End Communities
  2. East Suburbs
  3. North Suburbs
  4. South Suburbs
  5. West Suburbs
  6. Surrounding Counties

New to Pittsburgh?

Are you considering or planning a move to Pittsburgh? New to the area and looking to learn more? Find what you need to explore the housing, communities, schools and activities that the Pittsburgh area has to offer. Plus, everything you need to help you move to or settle into the greater Pittsburgh area.

Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh is small and walkable, yet packed with plenty of opportunities for living, working, shopping and playing. Whatever you want to do in downtown Pittsburgh you'll find it here, from living spaces and shopping areas, to downtown events and places to eat, to parking, transportation and hotels.

Strip District & Lawrenceville

While it might sound like a red-light district, the Strip District is actually a flat strip of land along the Allegheny River's south shore, just east of downtown, known for its wholesale markets, restaurants, night clubs and funky shops. Continuing up the river, the Lawrenceville neighborhood continues the eclectic, funky feel with art galleries and more unique shops.

North Side & North Shore

Just across the Allegheny River from Downtown Pittsburgh lies the area known as the North Side & North Shore, once Allegheny City before being annexed by Pittsburgh in 1906. Now the North Shore and North Side are home to many Pittsburgh attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center, Heinz Field and PNC Park, the National Aviary, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the Andy Warhol Museum. Plus, it's a densely packed residential area full of a variety of different neighborhoods.

South Side & Station Square

The South Side lies just across the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh, and includes the residential communities of the South Side Slopes and the shopping and commercial district of the South Side flats. Plus, learn about the shopping, entertainment and nightlife at Station Square and the recreational opportunities of Southside Riverfront Park.

Mt. Washington

Lauded by USA Today as being one of the most beautiful places in America, the neighborhood of Mt. Washinton overlooks the downtown Pittsburgh skyline with breathtaking views and fine restaurants.

East End Communities

East of downtown Pittsburgh lies a large collection of city neighborhoods. Here is where you'll find most of the city's college communities, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, plus major hospitals, city parks and many museums and historic buildings.

East Suburbs

Learn about Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs, including Penn Hills and the City of Monroeville.

North Suburbs

Explore the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh from Fox Chapel to Wexford to Cranberry, and everything in between.

South Suburbs

Explore the southern suburban Pittsburgh communities, including Mount Lebanon, Dormont, Upper St. Clair, Peters Township, and more.

West Suburbs

Learn about and explore Pittsburgh's western suburbs, from Greentree near the city out through Pittsburgh's airport corridor.

Surrounding Counties

Explore the counties of Western Pennsylvania, from Allegheny County which encompasses the city of Pittsburgh, to Erie County in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania. Learn about the major attractions, events and places of each county in Western PA.

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