Pittsburgh Neighborhoods & Communities
By Albrecht Powell, About.com Guide
- New to Pittsburgh?
- Downtown Pittsburgh
- Strip District & Lawrenceville
- North Side & North Shore
- South Side & Station Square
- Mt. Washington
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 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.
- Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
- Historic Allegheny Cemetery
- Restaurants & Dining
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.
- Getting to Know the North Shore
- North Side Neighborhoods
- Upcoming Events - North Side
- Restaurants & Bars
- Football Fan's Guide to Heinz Field
- Baseball Fan's Guide to PNC Park
- Carnegie Science Center & SportsWorks
- Andy Warhol Museum
- The National Aviary
- The Mattress Factory Museum
- Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
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.
- Station Square Shops & Dining
- South Side Neighborhood
- Upcoming Events - South Side & Station Square
- Restaurants & Dining
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.
Learn about Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs, including Penn Hills and the City of Monroeville.
Explore the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh from Fox Chapel to Wexford to Cranberry, and everything in between.
Explore the southern suburban Pittsburgh communities, including Mount Lebanon, Dormont, Upper St. Clair, Peters Township, and more.
Learn about and explore Pittsburgh's western suburbs, from Greentree near the city out through Pittsburgh's airport corridor.
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.
- Allegheny County
- Armstrong County
- Beaver County
- Butler County
- Cambria County
- Elk County
- Erie County
- Fayette County